thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Tap @ Boston University Pub. Pours a cloudy golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma is of wheat and citrus. Taste is the same, with a very smooth texture and a great mouthfeel. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Drank this fine rareity with Stegosaurus at Doyles on our Boston Vacation. Pours a Golden & cloudy a hint of citrus and wheat. Drank the first one with the lemon the waitress gave us but I recomend drinking it without the lemon. Really good brew. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 On draft sampled at Doyle’s cafe in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. Pours hazy golden with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of spices, wheat, and slight fruit. The flavor is also slight fruit, wheat, citrus, and spices. Good body, great brew. patrick767 (4108) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2006
draft - Pours a dark, cloudy yellow with a moderate, foamy head. The aroma is of citrus fruit and spices and it has a taste to match, along with some yeast flavor. The spices were considerably less subtle than in most wheats I’ve had, but that was a good thing as they added nicely to the flavor. The finish was refreshing. This ale is very interesting. I didn’t know what to do with the plastic stir stick/pestle that was included in the glass as I didn’t care to mash anything up, but the beer was good. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Draft @ Sunset Grill 8/5/06. Pours a dark hazy yellow color with a bright white foamy head. Nose is heavy on bananas and various spices that include coriander and pepper with hints of orange rines. Palate is full and quenching but maintains a brisk crispness. flavor is heavy on bananas and oranges with some light lemon hints and a peppery/ spicy note.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Sampled at the brewery. As I’ve never had a koggen before, I have nothing to compare it to. Nevertheless, it is a sour lemony beer that reminded me of a watered down kindl weiss. rederic (3341) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Sampled at the brewery, pale milky yellow gold hue, with a frothy white head, the nose has a nice spiced notes of coriander, citrus fruits, like oranges, manderins, and a wheaty aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty character, spicy coriander accent, with a fruity orange peels, leading towards a smooth fruity side and spicy zesty finish. Zeswaft (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2006
I had a small sample of this at the brewery. The tap handle said "Boston Beer Company Koggen...Hefe-weizen" This beer is not great. Looks like a hefe with the pale cloudy gold. But there is a sourness to it that is undesireable. Watery but just not appetizing. nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
Had it on the tour also. Supposedly, it’s an "unfinished" beer that you’re supposed to add your own flavors to (according to the tour guide). The guide showed us the smahser you’re supposed to use to infuse your fruit, or whatever, to the beer. It’s not bad, and its a decent idea, but the last thing i want to do is be mashing something into the bottom of my glass at the bar. That’s just me. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2006
this was ok. i had it on tap at the brewery tour. extremely sour and not at all what i was expecting. they called it a hefeweizen there, and i agree.