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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 dexterk1:
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 20:38:00 | More by dexterk1
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Dougish

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-20-2014 19:06:20 | More by Dougish
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beely

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

02-26-2014 15:46:02 | More by beely
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Theheroguy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-20-2013 20:02:42 | More by Theheroguy
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Strangely enough, my first Kolsch. Bottle from the old man. Hometown brew for me. Pours a clear deep golden with nearly no head. Some white lacing around the glass. Aroma of honey, straw, sweetness, some floral hops. Light bodied with highish carbonation. Flavor is sweet malts, honey, some corny finish. Some bitter hop presence. Not bad and easy drinking. Slightly metallic. Would take over a pale lager for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 00:56:36 | More by BMMillsy
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-11-2013 21:47:40 | More by MarvinSnyder
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JandJMD

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-18-2013 03:47:45 | More by JandJMD
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-01-2013 23:16:39 | More by LXIXME
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-19-2013 20:50:47 | More by Rhettroactive
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rturn2

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-14-2013 19:27:00 | More by rturn2
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-05-2013 23:43:03 | More by Boone757
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-28-2013 13:15:09 | More by wrightst
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Flying_Moose

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-24-2013 13:53:25 | More by Flying_Moose
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Circleo12

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-17-2013 03:51:54 | More by Circleo12
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-09-2013 22:50:27 | More by Hockey_Fan
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-12-2012 00:32:25 | More by yankinwis
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BostonKyle

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-21-2012 15:33:39 | More by BostonKyle
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-12-2012 21:59:11 | More by GaryMarkle84
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-03-2012 09:09:16 | More by bigred89
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MacEnvy

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

I really enjoy Brewer's Alley as a restaurant (if you're ever in Frederick look them up), but they make finer beers than this. It's just "okay" for a craft brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 00:51:31 | More by MacEnvy
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-02-2012 04:13:24 | More by RoryOMoore
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cjac

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-20-2012 00:02:28 | More by cjac
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NumberNone

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-12-2012 18:47:33 | More by NumberNone
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-10-2012 16:09:17 | More by StaindProject86
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - very unattractive in the glass. No head or retention at all. Plenty of carbonation and bubbles sticking to sides of glass. Clear pale orange.

Smell - Very off putting sulfuring smell with some bready and cracker scents.

Taste - Very grainy flavor but very easy to drink. No bitterness at all. Not bad at all.

Mouthfeel - watery

Overall - This is too much like an American Macro to spend the extra money for craft. Its easy to drink swill none-the-less.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 22:15:34 | More by bubseymour
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Brewer's Alley Kölsch from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
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