DrnkMcDermott (3048) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 New rating: 2/24/2010: My first rating was #133, back in 2003. Now that I know a little more about Kölsch, time for a re-rate: Sweet malt smell in pour, not much hops to it, just lighter than pilsener. Pale gold color, just a few bubbles twinkle along the glass. Light taste. Kind of saccharine, but that’s what I’ve been finding in my Goose Summertime too. Maybe this summer style just doesn’t age too well. Not much in the way of hops, though there is a slightly fruity ester. This may have gone down better on my back porch in the summer, instead of in my basement after another snowfall. But I just seem to like this less the second time around.
Original rating, 11/11/03: 6-3-7-3-13:
Bottled. Malty, with a kind of raw grainy texture to it. A pleasing extra kick of hops.
douglas88 (8745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at ABV. Pours a clear golden hue with a large white head. A toasty sweet nose. Perfume, light lemons, sweet malty biscuit. Pretty nice. Clean.
schnubbie (31) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 5, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best kölsch in collogne. Beautiful blond color with a pure white head. Hoppy taste with a lot of carbonate.
gopherfan99 (1548) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma of malt with citrus and floral notes; taste is malty and a touch sweet with some citrus hints; finish is dry with a bit of cardboard; not a huge Kölsch guy but this one was alright
Inoven (478) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2017
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flesje gedeeld door Benzai. Goudgeel helder bier. Aroma en smaak iets fruitig en bitter. Weinig nasmaak.
Grumpelmies (164) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2017
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Well it looks the way a Kölsch should...Aroma is malty and earthy. There’s even a hint of noble hops. Damp basement. Taste is grainy, bready, malty, fruity and a little bit spicy. Aftertaste is almost bitter (for a Kölsch anyway). Well carbonated. Süffig as a proper Kölsch should be. Kölsch ain’t never going to be my favourite style but this is one of the better ones and quite good.
peponi (1677) - Hannover, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: herbs and flowers.
Appearance: clear golden color and white head.
Taste: medium herbal bitterness, crispy, malty, quite dry.
Palate: low body and high carbonation, herbal finish.
Overall: Decent koelsch.
Ritzn (980) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Clear golden with little white head. Aroma is soap and oatmeal, some vomit in the background. Taste is carbonation induced sourness, some dust on the tongue, sweet maltiness, more vomit. The finish is artificial sweetness together with plenty vomit and dust. Would be easy to drink if the vomitiness would not make it hard. Thin body. This one will be hard to finish...
Sven1973 (347) - GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gekauft bei Getränkefeinkost in Berlin. Flasche. Gelb-Gold klar. Großporiger Schaum. Intensiv nach Heu, Zitrone, Hopfen, Malz. Geschmack Malzig, sämig, schwer, morderat bitter.
Pyobon (1365) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Can) Pours clear golden yellow with good white head. Aroma is slightly fruity with some veggie notes. Light bodied and fizzy. Slightly tart and fruity with hints of lemon and stone fruit. Become a little watery in the mid-palate and there’s a little bitterness in the finish, but a bit metallic. Drinkable enough.
Franckg (1440) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En fût au Kelly’s Gingernut Pub de Cape Charles, VA. Robe dorée claire sans col de mousse. Apparence aqueuse. Arômes subtils de miel, malt et pomme. En bouche, malt mielleux, petit côté âcre de levures à fermentation basse, pommes, abricot. Texture assez huileuse et corps mince.