Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brew Market > Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping > Kolsch Swap 2009
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
RICLARK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RICLARK's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Ledge, Mich
Posts: 2,539
iTrader: (0)
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default Kolsch Swap 2009

Feel free to review beer you received....

__________________
OUTLAW ALES

Kegged/Bottled: Boston Lager Clone, Crimson Ale, Guiness Draught Clone, Kilt Warmer Scotch Ale, BBB Blonde Ale, Oberon Clone Pt. 1,000

Do I Look Like A Man.....With A Plan??

Local Home Brew Store

www.theredsalamander.com
RICLARK is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2009, 02:00 AM   #2
mmb
FNG
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
mmb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 24,807
iTrader: (1)
Liked 3188 Times on 3091 Posts
Likes Given: 179

Default

I wanted to get the Kolsch swap beer reviewed and posted before my daughter drops in and takes up any sort of free beer review time I may have. Nine days on the count down.

Not a BJCP judge, but I used that scoresheet for some sort of consistency in the reviews.

__________________
White Dog Aleworks and Drafthouse

mmb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2009, 02:18 AM   #3
mmb
FNG
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
mmb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 24,807
iTrader: (1)
Liked 3188 Times on 3091 Posts
Likes Given: 179

Default

Edcculus's Kolsch

Aroma

No malt/hop to speak of, very well balanced in that respect. Slight apple notes and a "wine" type aroma, maybe sulfur.

10 of 12

Appearance

Straw gold with a pillowy head. 1/2" pill of foam for whole 12oz "sample"

3 of 3

Flavor

soft, slight sweet aftertaste, little malt over hop, otherwise well balanced. would like a little more hop bitterness to present over the hop.

16 of 20

Mouthfeel

little malt, great carbonation but not quite "dry" finish

3 of 5

Overall Impression

Phenomenal head, great carb and "drinkablilty" I would buy this in a pub.

9 of 10

42 of 50

Awesome beer. I'm holding onto one of the other two for my wife after the baby drops.

__________________
White Dog Aleworks and Drafthouse
mmb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2009, 02:27 AM   #4
mmb
FNG
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
mmb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 24,807
iTrader: (1)
Liked 3188 Times on 3091 Posts
Likes Given: 179

Default

AnOldUR's Kolsch

Aroma

slight hop, little malt, little fruit apple/pear

9 of 12

Appearance

Straw gold, very little head/carb =(

2 of 3

Flavor

smooth with more pronounced hop notes than malt
clean with a very slight aftertaste of a grain tannin/bite

17 of 20

Mouthfeel

smooth, slightly malty maybe because of a lack of carb

2 of 5

Overall Impression

very tasty and if carbed for style would be a higher score. I'd like to try it properly carbed... maybe 2010 Kolsch swap is in order?

7 of 10

38 of 50


The carb issue made this score way too low for an otherwise very good beer. I'm worried about my BMBF bottles as a result.

I'll review the other bottles sent as well at a later date. Very interested in the Munich Dunkel. That's the SMaSH, right?

__________________
White Dog Aleworks and Drafthouse

Reason: typo and html format issue
mmb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2009, 02:45 AM   #5
mmb
FNG
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
mmb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 24,807
iTrader: (1)
Liked 3188 Times on 3091 Posts
Likes Given: 179

Default

GreenwoodRover's Kolsch

Aroma

slight wine/sulfur with a pear fruity note. slight sweet smell.

9 of 12

Appearance

straw gold head dissipates to slight 1/4" foam

3 of 3

Flavor

balanced with a slight malt/bready flavor little more hop maybe? slight fruit ester apple/pear.

15 of 20

Mouthfeel

smooth, slightly undercarbed, medium dry finish no aftertaste

4 of 5

Overall Impression

Slight ester and a little malty. Very drinkable. I'd drink this beer again and would serve this to friends/family at the bar.

7 of 10

38 of 10

I wouldn't be disappointed in this beer if I bought it at a brew pub. Little more malty that I like my kolsch-style but otherwise a very nice beer.

Holding onto the ESB per instructions. I'll have that near the end of May.

__________________
White Dog Aleworks and Drafthouse
mmb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2009, 04:55 PM   #6
Edcculus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 4,567
iTrader: (0)
Liked 41 Times on 38 Posts

Default

Tasted everyone's Kolsch last night. I hand wrote everything, so I'll have to type up the tasting notes later tonight. I used the same format as MMB. I'm not a BJCP judge, but I think its the best critiquing tool available to us.

This was a great swap. Proabably one of my best brews to date. I had a lot of fun brewing this one. It took a lot of skill and planning to brew. Not one of those set it, forget it then keg it 3 weeks later brews. I'm really looking forward to more swaps. Maybe even a yearly Kolsch swap around the same time.

__________________
Edcculus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2009, 11:04 PM   #7
Edcculus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 4,567
iTrader: (0)
Liked 41 Times on 38 Posts

Default

MMB's Kolsch

Aroma

Little hop. Slightly fruity/tart. Wine. Reminds me of Sauvignon blanc.

10 of 12

Appearance

Pale straw gold. Pours with good head that dissipates quickly. Clear

3 of 3

Flavor

Pleasantly balanced. Very slight malt up front. Dry finish, slightly tart. Minimum fruity esters. Malt or hops do not stand out.

18 of 20

Mouthfeel
Light bodied. Slightly undercarbed

3 of 5

Overall Imperssion

Nice well rounded beer. Very easy drinking. The soft carbonation leads to a subtle sweetness. These samples won't sit around for too long.

8 of 10

Total: 42 of 50

__________________
Edcculus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2009, 11:11 PM   #8
Edcculus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 4,567
iTrader: (0)
Liked 41 Times on 38 Posts

Default

AnOldUr's Kolsch

Aroma

Slightly fruity. No hop aroma. Slight sulfer. Winey

10 of 12

Appearance

Pale gold. Slightly hazy. Pours with no head. No head retention

2 of 3

Flavor

Low malt with a subtle hop bitterness. Slight tang/sour taste. Fairly dry. Low carbonation makes the taste a little bland.

16 of 20

Mouthfeel
Almost no carbonation. Slightly astrigent

2 of 5

Overall Imperssion

The low carbonation greatly detracts from the beer. It is otherwise a balanced and good tasting beer. Lacks "pop".

5 of 10

Total: 35 of 50

__________________
Edcculus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2009, 11:17 PM   #9
Edcculus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 4,567
iTrader: (0)
Liked 41 Times on 38 Posts

Default

GreenwoodRover's Kolsch

Aroma

Mild pisner malt aroma. A little DMS. Winey

10 of 12

Appearance

Pale straw gold. Small white head that dissipates quickly.

3 of 3

Flavor

Malty and sweet up front. Balanced beer. not very dry in finish. Slight DMS.

17 of 20

Mouthfeel
Light bodied. Good carbonation. Slightly dry.

4 of 5

Overall Imperssion

Very nice beer. I really enjoyed drinking this one.

8 of 10

Total: 42 of 50

__________________
Edcculus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2009, 08:08 AM   #10
thataintchicken
The good ideas will survive.
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
thataintchicken's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lewiston, ID
Posts: 8,045
iTrader: (0)
Liked 1271 Times on 1262 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edcculus View Post
I'm really looking forward to more swaps. Maybe even a yearly Kolsch swap around the same time.
Sorry I missed this one.
Kolsch is one of my favorites to brew and drink.
__________________
Subtle is too confusing. Subtle only has it's place for aroma, flavor, and insult. Anyplace else, you lose. -GilaMinumBeer

Ginger, how long should I boil these crab legs for? I want them to fall off the bone just like Texas pork ribs. - Ace Club

I'm a meat hunter. - AZ_IPA

Their new commercial sounds lime the crazy fiat music.- Zuljin
thataintchicken is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kolsch/honey kolsch bc23 Extract Brewing 4 06-21-2011 10:09 PM
Hop Swap Stout Man Hops Growing 4 09-04-2008 04:46 PM
What makes a Kolsch a Kolsch? McCall St. Brewer General Beer Discussion 2 02-16-2006 02:10 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS