BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It smells sweet-malty. The taste is sweet, malty, watery-strange. Medium -/8/8/8/8/8
ACHops (1550) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw yellow. Crisp hops aroma. Clean, sharp taste with nice hoppy finish. Refreshing on a warm day!
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, light grass and fruity notes. Flavour is malt, grass, pine and fruity notes.
Dedollewaitor (15913) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 (13341) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (1215) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(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 (6980) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5L bottle. Clear golden color, tall fizzy white head. Aroma of fish tank water & wet dog. Flavor of skunky hops, loads of straw. Finishes with a steamed veg and heavy straw flavor. Sharp hop. It’s Ok, definitely not Gaffel. (3284)
PorterPounder (7765) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml bottle Pours a sparkling light-medium with an initial bubbly white head that settles and fades. Aroma has some grassy notes, a hint of spiciness. Flavor is crisp and clean with some light saffron-like spice, some underlying buttery notes and a hint of yeast. Mouthfeel has just the rigth amount of spritziness. Not great any in one particular area, but overall an excellent Kölsch