Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a light gold color with a small, white head. The nose has some light jasmine notes and a some florals. The flavor has a pale malt note and that jasmine. I would have liked a bit more hop character here. I am not sure this truly fits as a Kolsch. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a slightly floral finish. Okay but nothing to write home about.
RedSox2004 (1816) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear bright yellow with a moderate white head and modest lacing. Grainy aroma with floral notes from the jasmine, backed by a biscuit maltiness. Bready malts form the foundation of the flavor profile, with subtle floral hops and tart apple present. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, and a crisp finish.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the summer sample pack. Poured a hazy gold color with a smaller white head. Aroma was malts, grass, and citrus. Flavor was much of the same, citrus, malts and bread. Very thin and weak. Average at best.
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is light with malt, grass, yeast, and something strange that I am guessing is the Jasmine. The appearance is pale gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall a drinkable summer brew but not really that great.
Ratman197 (14246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, floral notes and light citrus. palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, floral notes and light citrus with a crisp finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with thin layer of white head atop. The head fades quickly leaving behind a touch of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted spicy caramel malts and deeper bready malts. There is also a bit of a grassy/floral scent in the mix.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malt flavor and some background sweetness that is a touch frity/cirtusy. A touch of floral flavors also present. Through the middle, some spices and a bit of hops come out. Also the floral flavors get a bit stronger. The finish is a mix of caramel sweetness and even a bit of biscuit, and just a touch of grass that lingers.
M - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is really dry and refreshing. Maybe culd have used a bit more flavor but it does not feel empty or watery.
D - Very drinkable. The flavors are nice and complex enough and stay really balanced throughout. Really enjoyable balance. Just wish it had a tad more body.
Butters (4051) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the bottle out of a summer variety pack. Sweet almost grapefruity citrus flavor. Not exactly what I think of as clasically kolsh, but still a decently tasting light bodied brew. Grainy dryness, but not like a typical graininess. Good stepping stone beer i’d think.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice golden color, Aroma is slightly bready, but nice. Flavor isn’t quite as spectacular. Light grains, not a tremendous amount of hop flavor, maybe a flutter of grass notes. Overall not bad. Certainly drinkable.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz beer. Pours a nice clear gold with lacy off-white head (I would have expected white head given the color of the beer, but it is a few shades darker than stark white). The aroma is slightly peppery with notes of lemon, strawberry, pear, and maybe even watermelon seed. The flavor is gentle malt with a bit of a fruity accent--white grapes, honeydew melon, maybe a slight lemon zest. The finish has a little bit of a dry tang to it, making it fairly refreshing. Easy drinkin’.
dchmela (3045) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Summer Sampler pack. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Fruity, bready aroma. Taste is light crisp malt, touch of biscuit, fruit and a punch of earthy hops on the finish. A nice warm weather beer.