thanks guys. the strawberry is actually the second beer we made, but both finished at the same time. Basically we accidently killed our white labs yeast we used for the kolsch. But we got anothewr vile and threw it in the day we brewed the strawberry, so both beers were finished and bottled on the same day.
We tossed a six pack of each in our second fridge (which BTW is now pretty much all beer and brewing stuff. We have quite a nice supply of various hop pellets developing) last night. tasted both today and did it right by pouring em into pint glasses.
first comments on the Kolsch: Very good beer, came out excellent. good body, colocr, and flavor balance. nice light, crisp taste. and decent head retention. Overall, im happy with it.
Second comments on the Strawberry: AWSOME beer! i think we acheived our goal with it, which was a nice, sweet rereshing summer beer. Its got a sweet taste, and a semi tart finish to it. the strawberries added a nice flavor and the beer is a cool pink color. And talk about head retention! this sucker still had a nice head to it a half an hour after pouring!! (only reason it sat that long is because i was making a bottle drying/bottling table at the time)
Cant wait til next week when i get to try the vanilla stout we made. Thats the best thing about brewing a batch each week, from here on out i'll have a new beer to drink each week!