Davetopay (54) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2012
It looks like a legit Kolsch, kind of smells like one, hits the palate like one at first, then as you finish the swallow you get this weird soapy perfume that drowns out the traditional toasty/herbal finish of a good kolsch. I understand what they wanted to go for, but it just wasn’t my thing. A good Kolsch is a very tough beer to make. It is very delicate, requires great temperature control, and restraint from the desire to deviate from the standard. If I was at a party and it was this or industrial swill, I’d drink this....unless they had some real Kolsch or some New Holland..... 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. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch is a crystal clear, pale golden ale with a thin white head that quickly vanishes, leaving a small white ring and nice lacing. It has an aroma of lemon and light grain. It’s light bodied and very lively. It leaves the mouth slightly scratchy. There’s not really much flavor here. It’s a touch funky and slightly bitter. There’s almost a touch of sweetness and something like herbal tea going on. Maybe that’s the jasmine sambac. This is not really my thing, even after mowing the lawn. lmadams (3) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2011 does not count
I drank this beer out of the bottle not as recommended!!! Not bad but the second taste has a kick but i tend to like the lighter beers. jb (3270) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Ah yes my least favorite German style makes another appearance. Gold, clear, nothing in the head/suds department to cheer about. Bread/grass notes. Clean palate, not bad refreshing taste, a touch of hops. Boring.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear sparkling pale yellow with a large foamy head that had fair retention and fair lacing. The aroma was extremely light of grain malts, a flowery hop and a moldy yeast with a mild citrus note. It tasted very, very, light and airy with a hint of citrus in the beginning and finished a bit sour with a very light hoppy finish. Mouthfeel was very light in body and quite watery in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall a real disappointment for a Kölsch. The brew master in my opinion really dropped the ball on this one. raymow (1671) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Not my favorite style of beer. The quality that is standard in all of the Sam’s that I’ve had is there but I just didn’t really like this one. LinusStick (3473) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Blah. A boring and bland kolsch. This style has to be done flawlessly for me to like it and this one isn’t. Aroma was weak bread and light malt were the only things detectable and they were very weak. Pour was a light gold with a thin white film for a head. Taste was very bready and malty but it was weak and thin. Light carbonation which ruins the style for me. Wouldn’t buy again swillguzzler99 (188) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Two bottles of this in a "Summer Flavors" 12-pack Pours a just a wee bit more golden than the typical straw color of a macro. Minimal head that rapidly dissipates. Flowery nose. Tastes is bitterness that overpowers any other flavors. The bitterness lingers. Beer is supposed to be bitter, but not like this. If my screen name wasn’t meant to be ironic, I would drink this abomination all the time. halfonit (1368) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Pours a very weak and pale golden color. Aroma is of aluminum, stale malts, rice and corn. Taste is very carbonated. Flavors include malts, a little grapefruit, aluminum, and a bit skunked. Leaves a skunked malt finish.