Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier Black Rye Kölsch - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Latarnik on 05-02-2014)
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Reviews by plaid75:
Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a black hue with a one finger frothy tan head. There was Goid retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured roasted malts, charcoal and an herbal hop.

The taste was likewise roasted with a cleansing hop spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

I don't know what the hell this beer is, but it is good.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of light tan head on a black body.
The aroma has an initial roast malt smell, then just cut hay towards a barnyard, and finally a bit of citrus. Unexpected but nice.
The taste has a roasted malt sweetness tempered by lemon bitterness, some grainy flavor and finishes with a mellow citrus note.
The texture is fizzy and light with moderate carbonation.
It's nicely done.

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of russpowell
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours mahogany with a pinky of tan head. Good head retention & slightly above average lacing

S: Roastyness, slight peppery notes

T: Roasty, peppery, with herbal notes, some pineyness & slight smokeyness up front. Roastyness , spicy rye, & a little brown bread & more pineyness. Finishes piney, peppery, & spicy, plus roastyness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

Works better as a black IPAor hell even a porter than a Kolsch, drinkable enough. Stone is starting to get a little out there, but I like they are still trying to push some boundries. Glad I got to try this, but not really buying the concept of a Black Rye Kolsch...

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A black rye kolsch. Now that is a good one. Me chief black white clear cloudy day night!

Style aside, what is this beer? Pours deep brown/black with some ruby highlights and sports a thin and yet resilient cap of mocha foam. Aroma of light roasted malts and a touch of rye, but then not really. More rye evident in the flavor however. Offers a delicate hop presence amid a simple yeast character. At times this beer offers character similar to a Belgian Dubbel in context and at times it offers virtually nothing at all.

Light bodied and easy drinking. Still too much of a stray cat to confer much love.

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier Black Rye Kölsch from Stone Brewing Co.
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