MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bright and clear golden yellow color with lots of fizz streamers. rocky/fluffy white head that is tall but goes quickly. no lacing. aroma is lager-like, yes, grassy and wet hay. also honeyish malty aroma. carbonation is high, mouthfeel starts very watery and thin. flavor starts dry and bitter but not too hoppy. also a little sweet/spicy maltiness, a little pear juice. flavor finishes a little metallic, a little dry/tart and lemony.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Pour a light straw with a fully diminishing white head. Smells like a lager. Bready, cooked vegetable aroma. Body is thin and carbonation is lively. A bit spicy, at least it’s not adjunct laden, but the cardboard malt taste is unwelcome. Not bad, but not enjoyable. This is the first Kolsch I’ve tried. I’m not impressed with the style.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light golden body with an average size white head. Fresh aroma of mown grass and also pine. Nice roundness in the body from the malt and then comes the hops, although not over the top, citrus and pears. This went down a treat but probably would be a tad better with a little more bitterness and body. Probably could drink quite a few of these in a session but could also get easily bored with them.
MoritzF (9564) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pale golden colour with a medium frothy white head. Malty aroma with biscuits and fruits (apricots, grapefruits). Slight sweet flavour, malty taste, crisp hoppy finish with a soft bitterness. A well made Kölsch.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh cut grass and loam aroma with a little honeyish sweetness. Hazy golden with hardly any carbonation in the glass. Dime thin head. Meager lacing. kinda malty hayish flavors with a touch of sweetness. Very drinkable. Very refreshing. One dimesional, but pleasantly so.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 Bright yellow beer with a very large white head. Light yet very refreshing and flavorful beer. Lightly malty with some citrus notes as well as an aroma of fresh cut grass. Very good for a hot day.
MiP (15378) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bready vegetable aroma, not unpleasant. Yellow colour, big, unstable white head. Light body. Quite clean tasting and refreshing with a little acidity, but quite boring. Flavour and aftertaste also have some vegetable.
TheBeerGod (6104) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours straw colored yellow with a tall frothy effervescent white head. Nose is slightly fruity, grassy and lightly hoppy. Some light bread notes as well. Taste is doughy, light fruits, big grassy hops, light yeast and grains. Body is light and effervescent. Very refreshing! Finishes sort of dry with light dough and yeast, grass and some light papery notes.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out into a reissdorf kolsch glass. Pours strawlike in color with the generous fluffy head typical of kolsch. Smells of grass, sugar, apples, bananas and coriander. Tastes of grass, morning dew, honeysuckle, and a bit of pepper and spices. Lively mouthfeel. Smooth finish. This is a superb example of my favorite style of summer beer.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, pale golden with an almost absent head. Very pronounced, sweetish malty feel, a great softness and a very discreet bitterness. Kölsch is not the world’s most exciting style of beer but it’s soft and sympathetic. 240505