Beer Name: All Funked Up
Brewery: Against The Grain Brewery
Style: Barrel Aged Kolsch
Average Score: 72/100
What it looks like:
Super clean and bright, small head that fell like Glass Joe from Tyson’s punch out.
Appearance Score: 10
What is smells like:
I am scoring this higher than I normally would, due to the fact that I have never had a barrel aged Kolsch before. I get a lot of biscuit and yeast aroma off the nose. Followed by a woody earth smell.
Aroma Score: 20
What is tastes like:
Citrus up front with a weak sour flavor. Subtle wood notes and barely recognizable as a kolsch, no real malt flavor present, but the yeast speaks loudly.
Taste Score: 30
Best part of this brew to me, smooth and consistent.
Mouthfeel Score: 12
With the oddity of class “Lambic Kolsch”, this is really hard for me to judge, not quite Kolsch and mostly a wild yeast charged sour with a pleasant finish. This was likely a bitch to put together, but I have to say it is not to my taste. If you are a sour lover this will serve as an excellent session brew, but if you are a purist Kolsch fan brewed in Cologne, I would pass.