madvike (3250) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap at the Grand Opening - A slightly hazy light amber pour with a very small head. Smells soft and fruity, with some lemon and white grapes. Taste is light honey, with mild, grassy hope and nice fruitinesss. Smooth and light in the mouth, something that I could drink a lot of. Excellent. crossovert (12668) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Draft. Would not call this a koelsch but it is a light and drinkable golden ale wiht bready and slight hop notes. triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours a clear gold, thin head. Not much aroma, but it was lager-like. Moderately sweet. Crisp finish, silky, touch of hop bitterness, light body. A fine beer for those starting out craft beer drinking. Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at brewpub
Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2010
This is not a fantastic game changer but for a light summer style kolsch it has everything you want. After so many heady beers I wanted to start out light. This fit the bill perfectly. Anybody that can nail a kolsch really knows what they are doing. Vintage Brewing is definitely on my radar for the future as long as they can keep up this level of excellence.
Aroma / Appearance - Transparent golden body sparkles with life. A white fringe of head decorates the top like a fluffy cloud. Clean, crisp, and simple it has the grainy characteristics of a basic session beer.
Flavor / Palate - Sessionable and easy on the palate this leaves a light impression before it collapses into a fluid memory. The tease of hops is enough to impart flavor but not stick to the throat. I don’t usually get a chance to try many kolsches. This one fares well with any other prime example you can find relatively fresh.
On draught at the Vintage Brewing Company, during their Grand Opening on May 2, 2010. Pours a semi-clear golden pale colored brew with an average size off-white head that quickly dissipates to a white ring. Aroma is slightly fruity with a golden grain malt backbone, floral hops and a touch of honey. Taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of golden grain malt, some herbal spice and noble dry hops. Finish is slightly medicinal, then crisp and a dry balance of fruit and mild bitterness.
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at Vintage, pours a clear golden color with little head, has a sweet aroma, overall it has a sweet finish to it and is a nice summer brew. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a transparent yellow straw hue, no haze, frothy brighter white head atop that laces pretty well, ok thicker ring film. Aromas are crisp cereal grains, bread, touches of earthy hops, grass, and bread yeast. That Pilsner spice. Initial is clean and light bodied, touches of fruit, bread, and cereal grains. Mellow yeasty spice, with light grassy hops, touch of florals. Light sweetness from the cereal grains. Clean and well done, a true sessioner with a touch of lively yeast, light grassy and earthy hops. Fairly clean, finish leaves bread. Ok, a pretty nice lighter fare offering with some good balance, flavors. bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
At the brewery before the penn state Wisconsin game. Go Penn State. Clear yellow in color with little head some bubbles flowing to the top. Smell is yeaty with some fruit smell. Taste is bitter upfront with and then some during sweetness and then the finish is very mild and watery. Not a bad drinking beer and a nice kolsch. deyholla (11505) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grains with just a hint of light grassy notes. Flavor is crisp with grassy hops and grains. Easy to drink. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Vintage. Poured clear, bright golden with a dusting of white head. The aroma picked up soft pale and bready notes with touches of honey and floral hops.. well done. The flavor found sweet honey, pale, and bready malts at the core (along with a hint of corn syrup), surrounded by dry, spicy and grassy bitterness.. aiight. Lighter-bodied, dry, and well-carbonated on the palate.. flowed well.. refreshing.