rumproasts (5342) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Golden with small head. Kolsch with hint of spice and citrus. Substantial grassiness. Quite pleasant. superspak (5508) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but purchased recently. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a foamy 1-2 finger bright white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, honey, grass, floral, herbal, and earthy spiciness. Nice, pleasant, and well balanced aromas with decent strength; on par for the style. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, cracker, bready grain, grass, floral, herbal, and earthy spiciness. Light yeast tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bready grain, grass, floral, herbal, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance of flavors; with a typical flavor complexity for the style; and zero cloying flavors on the finish as expected. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Kolsch style! Nice balance of flavors with solid complexity; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. Very enjoyable offering, and on par with the style as expected. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bomber from brewery...Pours clear gold..thin white head..sour apple aroma.. taste is bitter mild hops some lemon peel..not bad chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds branded imperial pint glass.
Pours a glimmering gold with a two finger bright white head. Light pale malt, grass and flora, accents of apple and pear on the nose. Opens with grassy hops joined by apple peel with a touch of bitterness, a touch of honey, toasted grain, and some light citric notes. Finishes fairly dry and crisp. Light body with bubbly carbonation that tickles the inside of the mouth. Overall, a very solid kolsch.
brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Clear pale golden pour with a white head. Some sweet bread, pale malt, and floral hops. Light yeast, a bit of grass, and some fruit esters such as apple and pear. The flavor has a fair amount of fruit character such as apple, pear, and white grape. Some floral hops, mild grass, and yeast. Pale malt and bread give some sweetness. Could use a little bitterness and less sweetness.
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2012
22oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours golden with a cream-colored head. Aroma of pale and toasted malts, plus some herbal and floral/piney hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style. deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 22, 2012
66.cl bottle shared.
No head. Clear golden pour. Nice brew. Easy drinking beer. jmgreenuk (9313) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Poured a clear light straw colour. The thin white head was short-lived. The aroma is malty and some more malt. The flavour is, not surprisingly, malty! It's smooth and with some limited bitterness. A very decent and drinkable ale. Perhaps not the style we are used to from Three Floyds, but a good shot at this style of beer! kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of heavy malt, some citrus and fresh hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
650 ml bottle courtesy of elkhunter36. Thanks John. Pours a clear light gold color with a very small white head that soon vanishes. The aroma is mild with traces of citrus, grass and hay. The flavor is spicy-sweet with cereal grains, lemons, hay and spicy(white peppercorns?) hops. The palate is light and crisp with medium carbonation. Finishes long with lingering grains. Overall: Not bad for an american Kolsch, but I kinda expect a bit more from this brewery.