ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 29, ’12
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A: I get notes of cracker/biscuit malts with some light notes of earthy and citrus hops. There is a light amount of sweetness present as well.
A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation and a half-finger white head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing.
T: Follows the nose then develops a taste with an almost honey-like sweetness and earthiness. There is a light lingering bitterness in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish.
O: Easily sessionable. I enjoyed the flavors of this beer but it is not a classic example of the style. ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
pours blonde with white head. aroma of grass, citrus, biscuit, yeastiness. tastes yeasty, sweet corn, some floral and grass tones. sweet fruits emerge on occasion. palate is thin, standard sam adams. LowBrau (140) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Hazy light yellow, with a minimal white head. Nicely balanced sweet & bitter tastes with some tanginess too. Strong orange and floral aromas along with malt/grain and notes of vermouth and spice. Average to lively carbonation, has a somewhat creamy/slick texture. Reminds me of a lot of wheat beers. shigadeyo (3759) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Beerdedone (3432) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
7/04/2011: Samuel Adams East-West Kolsch (A Kolsch style beer aged with Southeast Asian Jasmine Sambac flowers; also utilizes Alsation hops)... Aroma: Yep, smells a lot like the traditional Kolsch - Biscuity malt; slightly yeasty, slightly floral (Jasmine is evident, but subtle), slightly grassy, slightly citrusy; smells a bit more sugary or syrupy than typical for the style. Appearance: Appealing yellow color with just a slight chill haze; not much visible carbonation; light, foamy off-white crown. Flavor: Malty and floral; sweet bread, almond, and some crusty-notes; floral throughout with some citrusy undertones; dusty note in the middle; soft finish that kind of just falls off; floral perfume/Jasmine taste lingers on the palate. Palate: Medium-bodied; average carbonation; soft mouthfeel. Overall: This is a decent beer, but really lacks most Kolsch characteristics in the flavor; it deserves a second try (good thing there’s two bottles in the mixed "Summer Styles" 12-pack!).
12 fl. oz. bottle (Enjoy before OCT 2011) from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #355 for this beer.
Bottle. Pours bright golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of pale malts, grass, citrus and floral hops. Flavor was lightly sweet with mild citrus, grass, floral hops,grains and had herbal notes with a clean and bitter finish.
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 5, 2013
This absolutely bland. Why did they even bother with this crap? Another example of Sam Adams spreading themselves too thin. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Got this in the Summer Variety pack ... poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. I’m sippin’ on it right now...
Appearance: Almost exactly like the last S.A. I drank -- Noble Pils. Same color. Same carbonation. Same non-existent head and lacing.
Smell: Fairly pleasant, but like the rest of the beer, very mild. Slightly floral.
Taste: It tastes like a light beer to me. Being a Kolsch, it’s not a TERRIBLY popular style of beer -- as far as I know -- and I don’t know anything about the style. But to me, it tastes like a light beer. Albeit a GOOD light beer. Also almost no aftertaste -- very clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Much like a light beer. Watery, but nicely carbonated and HIGHLY drinkable.
Overall, like I said, this tastes like a light beer to me. Mild in flavor and aroma. I have another one in my twelve-pack, so my taste may change a bit. For now though, I’d just give it an average rating. Good beer and everything, but nothing about it makes me say ’WOW.’ IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Nice mindless summer beer. Heavy on the honey flavors. Straw is in there too. Easy drinkin. pablo951 (681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Poured out of a bottle, blonde in color, white micro foamy head with minimal lacing. The aroma was lemon citrusy with hints of malt. The taste did not match the aroma, very light watery hoppy taste. jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma of light malts, floral hops and a hint of fruit. Light malt flavor, light caramel, floral notes and a hint of fruit. Similar finish with some added spicy hop notes.