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

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BA SCORE
83
good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Latarnik on 05-02-2014)
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plaid75

New York

4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 00:16:09 | More by plaid75
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AnotherBeerGeek

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tried this for the first time during a recent tour of Stone Brewing, so when I saw a bomber today at my local beer shop, I decided to investigate a bit further.

A: Deep dark brown, almost totally opaque, with a lovely creamy tan foam. Looks like a typical porter.

S: Nose is toasted malt, a hint of chocolate and some faint notes of citrus hops.

T: Hard to believe this is a Kolsch. The rye comes through, but the level of roast is again reminiscent more of a porter, especially along the sides of the tongue -- a touch of bitter malty bite. More generally a mostly malt-based bitter that hangs around on the finish, with some balancing hop notes that are more of an undertone.

M: Very nice full body and creamy texture.

O: I like it. It seems a little schizo as far as its style identity, but its an example of pushing the creative envelope, and the guys at Stone definitely make it work.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 00:09:29 | More by AnotherBeerGeek
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

07-25-2014 04:49:48 | More by malfunxion
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-21-2014 04:08:56 | More by HowGueuzeIt
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California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-21-2014 04:02:26 | More by drewone
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-20-2014 21:29:21 | More by XmnwildX12
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-20-2014 17:05:01 | More by Drew88
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-19-2014 01:15:23 | More by Theogre83
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-18-2014 03:32:32 | More by curlybird
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California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-17-2014 20:37:32 | More by hayesjw
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-17-2014 19:07:24 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-17-2014 16:37:43 | More by Stum-pub
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-15-2014 22:42:12 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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psmithmkt

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-15-2014 22:40:50 | More by psmithmkt
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-15-2014 18:57:33 | More by CJRubes
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Stillyman11

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-14-2014 00:15:30 | More by NYR_Rob
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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hopsputin

California

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: its a real thick molasses dark brown/black color with a real pretty 3 finger tan head. the beer looks like it has volume

s: it has that sweet kolsch smell - caramel, wheat, definitely some smooth rye. on the back end of the aroma there is some molasses and brown sugar, but its light. a hint of cocoa powder as well

t: its a combination of roasted caramel, and sweet lemongrass caramel. oaky chalky chocolate then leads into the rye - it does remind me of biting into a piece of rye bread - there are definitely big bready notes in here. there is some slight bitterness from the roasted malts. something about it is light and refreshing though

m: lighter side of medium. would like to see this a bit more carbonated i think, but i think some of the rye spice flattens it out. slightly syrup-like

o: it reminds me of a black IPA without the bitter hops. its a mixture of sweet caramel, sweet citrus, roasted malts, and some dark sugars. it is a real nice blend that has a dark sugars and refreshing grains. definitely worth a pickup

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 03:54:29 | More by hopsputin
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imbuckeye

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-12-2014 01:08:34 | More by imbuckeye
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Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier Black Rye Kölsch from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.