illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Just an excellent rendition of the Kolsch style. Hats off to Metropolitan for mastering such a difficult style to master.
Sehr gut! Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/22/11. 12oz bottle poured into a stange glass. Pours a very cloudy yellow/gold. A small white head caps it off right away, but then dissipates quickly. Lots of sticky lace left behind. The nose is fresh with aromas of grass clippings, lemon-lime, spring, floral tones.
The body is crisp and clean. Carbonation level spritzes it up, without fizzing the mouth up. Lots of lemon tartness, mild hop presence, slight earthy quality. This is a splendid "tame" beer. Perfect for the warmer months, but just fine any other time. Tasty, refreshing beer. Recommend. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken on 17 Mar 2012 -- I think this is a great example of a Kolsch. Very refreshing, nice malt flavor, super sessionable. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Very pale yellow with big, foamy white head / Yeasty, lemon nose / Light body, creamy with modest carbonation, with good balance and smooth, lightly tart finish / Flavors of bread dough, lemon, and wheat / A delicious, summer session beer. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Draught at small bar division. Clear gold with a very nice creamy white head that leaves great lacing. A perfectly presented pint. Sweet malty aroma with some floral and spicy honey. Hops are relatively subtle on the nose but add a nice touch. Sweet and malty with very light banana and peach. Lightly bitter through the finish with a nice spicy hop touch. Medium-light body and tight carbonation. Very well balanced and fermented perfectly. A great kolsch.
rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 I think I like this better than some german Kölsches I have had. For it’s style I felt it was quite flavorful. Serving:Bottle muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Rockford, IL, sampled at around cellar temp from a Zywiec glass. Huge fluffy large-bubbled gout of foam tops the very pale gold bubbling body, decaying slowly...fresh noble hop nose, with dry straw and new-mown hay, clover and lovely lightly honey’d malts....oh my this is good stuff when it hits the tongue, initially fairly sweet but the sugar fades rapidly and is replaced by a good solid bready, doughy body with some real heft, though it maintains a very light sweet character throughout...finish is moderately dry, long, and with some light herbal hoppy notes....body full, carbonation moderate. Really good stuff; I think these guys are giving some of the better Wisconsin brewers a run for their money on the German styles. brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 12 ounce bottle. Kolsch is a new style for me and it’s a strange breed. I like this one though. I was impressed by the absolutely clear gold appearance, but it still held an unabashed taste that reminded me of apples and bananas. It’s not cider-like though. The smell fits in line with the taste. Overall it’s really good stuff, lively palate feel and warm on the tongue. crossovert (12911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft at Norse bar. PAle golden color, pleasant malt and hops, everything a koelsch should be. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
I was quite impressed with this lighter offering. Had good sweetness to it. Lots of cereal notes. But not deadening at all. Very spry. I want to try the other variations now.