Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC during an evening of heavy drinking. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam of a head. Nose is all pale malts, white bread. Medium to strong sweet flavor, very bready, but not cloying at all. There are notes of faint berries and light bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, faintly toasty, more bready malts, mostly white bread. Very sessionable lager. Yeah, very drinkable. jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose/taste of white peppercorn, lemon zest and sweet malt. Light florals in the nose. A touch of citrus in the slightly dry finish. Medium body. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
A: The pour is a golden straw color with a nice white head on it.
S: Not the best nose. I get a fair amount of corn along with lots of straw and grass. A little bit of yeast to go along with the bready malts. A fairly light hop aroma to this one.
T: I’m not a big fan of the flavor, either. Sweet and corny with some table sugar sweetness. A light grass and floral hop flavor to it as well. Strangely, mild pepper notes and just a bit of bitterness.
M: The body on this one is medium with a medium carbonation.
O: A real let down from Sam Adams. I was hoping for a nice, enjoyable glass of Kolsch and that’s not what I got. bhensonb (15602) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle from mix/box at Nugget in Woodland, CA. Pours gold with a few white, transient bubbles. Light floral aroma over light malt. Med+ body. Flavor is rather pale malt with some citrus and jasmine. Wouldn’t have got that without the description. Been a long time since I had jasmin tea. It’s fairly pleasant and has much more flavor than most kolsches. Just mildly bitter. Ratman197 (15204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2011
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.
Tmoney99 (14850) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sample bottle shared by Jay at Dutch’s. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced ester and hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer and very good for style.
Drake (14058) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter Barracks Rd. Charlottesville, VA opened 4/28/11. Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium sized white frothy head that fades quickly. Aroma of caramel, fruity notes, grainy malts. The taste is grainy malts, sugary fruit nots. Thin-medium bodied. Not very much like a kolsch, but still decent. crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Just wasn’t doing much for me. PArt of the summer pack. It is light, slightly fruity, in a whole lower class than those produced in Köln. BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, meal, biscuit), average hops (floral, citrus), and light fruity notes. Flavor is moderate malt, particularly up front, with a nice spicy hop and floral complexity, finish is lightly citrus. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation with a dry finish. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear gold with a medium to large white head. Crisp sweetness, light bright citrus and caramel. Medium bodied, lemon and lemongrass, sweet citrus and grain. Light spicy yeast. Interesting. Light corn and lemongrass on the finish.