Sunday, February 12, 2017

JDub’s Poolside Kölsch

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20ChadPolenz (1755) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2017

DOB: 12/7/2016

2015 BJCP Category: 5B Kölsch

AROMA: Lightly sweet clean grainy malt aroma with a touch of honey and wheat. A slight fruit aroma is present as well. Some spicy hops in the background. Clean fermentation. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Maize yellow/golden hue; mostly clear with effervescence always visible. Small white foam never completely dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Lovely pale malt sweetness makes up the majority of the palate. A clean grainy maltiness akin to cereal or wheat bread. There is background fruity note that complements the malt. A subtle spicy hop bite at the apex. Aftertaste is akin to honey, but eventually fades cleanly. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Very sessionable at 5% ABV. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: JDub’s got this absolutely to spec, which is rare and impressive. I wish more drinkers appreciated this style. 9/10