AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20Chad9976 (1565) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 5B Kölsch
AROMA: Grainy sweet malt with slight green fruity esters. Trace rye-like spice from Noble hops. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Pure golden hue; complete clarity. Two-finger white soap suds. Decent retention and lacing. 2/3
Soft maltiness; honey sweet but no cereal taste. Green pear and apple
flavors are noticeable throughout. Some spicy bitterness as it finishes.
Slight lemon zest in aftertaste. Mild wheaty character. 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium/light body with consistent crispness. Medium CO2. Smooth and refreshing. 5/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Rare to see an American Kolsch this on-point to specs. Comparable to German brews. Excellent for style. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 42/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.