I picked up my score sheets today, judged by two groups, similar comments. This is not a AHA competition, but still graded within its fruit beer category.
Aroma: 3 of 4 points, light,
Appearance: 2 of 3 points, good color, slight haze, good head
Flavor: 8 of 10 points, light malt/hops, thin body
Overall Impression: 2 of three points
Comments: Clean, picking up just a slight nose of the fruit used, nice color with slight touch of the fruit color. Light delicate beer with just a hint of the fruit. Good idea using a different fruit to such a light style beer. Big challenge for sure.
Comments group 2: Clean, very light malt/hop aroma but suitable for style, hazy, nice purple, white foam. Malt/hops very light, balanced, but it should be more. Huckleberry only shows itself in bitter. Kolsch beer should have toasted character.
Pretty fun to compete and share my beer with complete strangers. The huckleberry is light, the yeast seemed to just rip it apart over the fermentation period and during bottle conditioning. This is a delicate beer, I was worried some flaws would show up.
I will try again.
Arron - quality over quantity beer drinker