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Brewer's Alley Kölsch - Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

Brewer's Alley KölschBrewer's Alley Kölsch

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.39%


Brewed by:
Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This style originated in the area of Cologne, Germany. It exhibits the more desirable features of both ales and lagers. Our Kölsch is pale gold with light body and a slightly dry palate. It has a mild bitterness and delicate hop aroma. This beer is a clean and pleasant thirst quencher, which earned a Bronze Medal at the 1998 Great American Beer Festival.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-31-2003)
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Reviews by ToAzwethinkweizm:
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ToAzwethinkweizm

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Date: 7 March 2011
Glass: 5oz pilsner
Type: On-tap

Drank on tap at Brewer's Alley in Frederick, MD. Taken from notes:

This is pretty much another 'tick' beer, as there is nothing extremely special about it.

Appearance: Apple juice color, no head, runny lacing.

Smell: None? Like a cheap adjunct aroma.

Taste: Smooth pils flavor without the skunk.

Mouthfeel: Just like a Miller Lite, without skunk!

Drinkability: Oh yeah. Smooth-drinking, but that's all it has going for it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2011 18:55:13 | More by ToAzwethinkweizm
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
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Appearance once in a glass is a little average overall. Mostly yellow with some orange. Head is not very thick and is not really impressive.
Odor is not too bad. Malt and some grain. Slightly fruity as well.
Taste is actually pretty good. Bready and malty. Slight fruityness detected as well. Mouth feel is light and carbonated. Not a bad beer for summer and warmer weather(as kolsch is intended). Overall, not a bad kolsch, but not the nest I have had.

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Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Not a large head, dissipates quickly, no lacing. Lovely gold-orange color.

S: No hop aroma to speak of. Malt apparent but subdued. Sweet smelling, perhaps unusual for a kolsch.

T: Relatively sweet for the style. Some tea, light caramel, grass. Very little hops at all. Sweetness approaches sickly after most of the glass.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth.

O: A very drinkable beer that even my wife (who drinks exclusively Belgian ales) enjoyed. It's honestly a little too sweet for the style - most kolsches outside of Dom are crisper. The malt presence is forward and could be balanced with a bit more hop character. Overall, a pretty enjoyable beer though.

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Brewer's Alley Kölsch from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
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