bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Pale golden beer with an off-white head. light malt and light earth aroma. Sweet malt and light mineral flavor with light grass. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and mineral lingers. Mariusz (12300) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle, clear yellow pour with no head, aroma is hay and citrus, flavor of dry hops, lemonade. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle with a best before December 2012. Crystal clear pale yellow hued body with a smallish sized white head. Some retention. Sulfury and slightly light struck aroma with medium DMS. Sweet and bready malt once you get past the vegital notes. Medium herbal, earthy, noble like hops. A hint of ester and light body odor (go figure on that one). Flavors are strongly DMS, sweet, stewed vegetables, light cardboard, sweat, and light herbal hops. A bit sharp. Medium bitter, dry. Fuller carbonation, light body. Worse than expected. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
It smells sweet-malty. The taste is sweet, malty, watery-strange. Medium -/8/8/8/8/8 ACHops (1688) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pours straw yellow. Crisp hops aroma. Clean, sharp taste with nice hoppy finish. Refreshing on a warm day!
sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, light grass and fruity notes. Flavour is malt, grass, pine and fruity notes. Dedollewaitor (16539) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Bottle @ Bierzwerg.de. 10.000 Tasting @ Home. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Mild grain and hay. A bit bland and thin. Short hoppy dry end. Christian (13921) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Golden with a small white head. Malty aroma with a faint suphur note. Dry malty flavour with a faint fruity sweetness, and a mild herbal hoppy finish neur0 (1445) - Hannover, GERMANY - APR 11, 2012
(Flasche - zur Karnevalls Zeit gekauft)Es hat eine sehr, sehr helle gelbe Farbe, es ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist karamellif-süß. Der Geschmack ist leicht süßlich mit minimalen würzigen Hopfen. Bittere ist leicht vorhanden und die Karbonisierung passt. Zusammengefasst; kann man trinken. BlackHaddock (7951) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
International Green Week, Berlin 2012: Hall 12, the hall dedicated to German breweries and food to go with beer. We find a table and seats by the Andechs bar, leave the womenfolk to keep the area safe and we blokes start to forage for beers. Loads of breweries and beers to choose from and I eventually stumble across a Kolsch brewery bar: OK I’m not the biggest Kolsch fan in the world, but I decided to give this one a try.
0.25 Litre glass, tall as you’d expect: bright straw yellow body, full white head of bubbles, looks clean and refreshing, bubble trails rising to join the head throughout the tasting.
No real aroma to talk about, some hints of hops and grains but otherwise nothing: typical Kolsch really.
The mouthfeel is crisp and invigorating (I’d just had a very bland Landbier), light yet with some oomph. Tart, sharp and thirst quenching; without complexity or any true depth. The beer isn’t flavoursome or exciting but it does the business if you’re thirsty. Hop base with very little malt presence for balance, however it seemed right at the time.
Now back home I can check my Kolsch reviews: this is my 6th within this style and my average score is 3.29, this is well above average in my eyes. This beer review has also reminded me of when I used to visit Koln to stay with friends: we hit almost all the brewpubs over the years: well before beer sites came on the scene. Friends now moved, but I must go back one day.