A little TR for my 2 latest brews:
Kolsch--Was a little apprehensive as I didn't know as much about the style, so forgive me if my impressions are way off base.
Appearance: Nice straw color, could be clearer, cold conditioning might help that. Thin, fragile, white head. Bubbles constantly coming from bottom of glass to top throughout the drink.
Aroma: Nice, light, fruity smell. Refreshing. Hints of apple and pear possibly?
Mouthfeel and Flavor: Fruity flavor definitely present. Effervescent, not to the point of cider or champagne but very nice. Thin on the mouth, very drinkable. Slightly dry finish, no aftertaste. Nice balance of fruitiness to bitterness.
Overall impression: Nice, light summer beer, very drinkable, can sit and drink many of these. A refreshing beer. Didn't know if I would be able to drink 5 gallons of it, but somehow now I don't see that being an issue
. Overall 3.5/5
Hefeweizen: One of my favorite styles!
Appearance: Toward the orange/deep gold end of the color spectrum, attractive. If I wanted to go for a lighter straw color we could use unmalted barley next time, but I like this color. Good head and retention. Appropriate cloudiness.
Aroma: Banana and clove very present, makes me want to put my nose into glass and inhale deeply.
Mouthfeel and flavor: Again banana and clove are very present. Stays on the tounge but not thick or sticky, enjoyable all the way down the throat. Refreshing, with a bit of sweetness, finish is not overly dry. Might be too much flavor for some tastes but it's just the way I like it.
Overall impression: Happy with the way this turned out. Reminiscent of Alpha Dog In Heat Wheat. A good beer. Overall 4.25/5.
Need to get some pictures before I drink them all and post them.