My father recently retired from his job of 39 years and a congratulations are in order! As a gift, I brewed up a batch of Kolsch, which was my second, and much improved, stab at this style. Here are the tasting that my father and I wrote with my muse of a girlfriend.
kolsch 1.0 (old write up)
Apperance: cloudy and straw yellow
Nose: corn with lemon citrus
Taste: an easy drinker with a lemon taste
Mouthfeel: smooth and low carbed. very light bodied
Overall: much nicer now, the lemon flavor is well muted and very easy to drink
Congratulation Kolsch 2.0
Appearance: Completely clear (I love using Whirfloc) light yellow color
Nose: Very light, with a slight sweetness in the background
Taste: nearly perfectly balanced, an easy round flavor
Mouthfeel: easy drinking summer time light beer
Overall: Really well done, but kinda boring beer. This beer got it right! 8.9/10
Cheers to my Dad and anyone else who parents worked for too long!