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Cougar - Rhinegeist Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 140
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 41.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale | 4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BrewProfessor on 10-12-2013

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 140
Reviews by patpbr:
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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured copper with a bit or orange. and a light head.
S - Nothing jumps out other then grain and a bit of lemon.
T - Malty flavors of grain and carmel. A bit of hop is noticed.
M - Light to medium body. very smooth.
O - Nothing outstanding from this one, but very easy to drink.

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3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden blonde . . . Almost shines in the glass. Crisp and clean . . . Refreshing beer. Not favorite by any means but Cougar has all the right characteristics I'm looking for in a golden blonde ale. Comes in cans and you can't beat that. In my best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice . . . I'll be back.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazed orange blossom honey golden with a bright egg shell white hued head forms nicely with great retention and intricate lacing layered. Aroma pale malts express with biscuit bread dough hint of herbal and faint citrus hop accents just barely peak through. Let's see how it tastes, pleasant bready quality hints of fruit in the backend clean well constructed blonde ale, it looks like I have to seek out the Truth their IPA gets really solid scores and I love the artwork and color schemes on these cans. More about the flavor, really well built solid hop notes the can mentions Bravo and Crystal hops, I couldn't have picked those two out here but they add to a nice crisp dry finish, there's also some powdered yeast notes on the palate as well. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied alcohol I will classify as sessionable at 4.8% abv this is the no brainer, cruise control drinking beer...I wish my cousin would have brought more than a can from Cincy. He said he tried to bring me more but he had no self control. Overall very enjoyable easy to drink and enjoy, not a beer to overanalyze it is simply done yet really tasty.

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Photo of Iparedman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of GilGarp
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12 oz can served cold into a shaker pint glass. No date stamp found.

Cougar is a hazy straw yellow color with thick white head. It settles somewhat quickly and leaves no lace behind.

Aroma is sweet and very low in hops.

Flavor is mild and sweet, low in bitterness, but balanced.

Mouthfeel is light in body and properly carbonated.

Overall a nice American blonde. Every brewery should have a crowd pleaser and this one likely fits that bill for Rhinegeist.

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice, bright blonde ale. I'm a big fan of this local brewer. They have others I prefer, but this will do in a pinch. Gents, suggest this one to your lady friends when your at their amazing tap room.

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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Lots of wheat like malt flavor with a cardboard like taste throughout. I catch a lemony hop and some obvious starches before it finishes with a nutty almond. All this is delivered in a neatly light package with a very light drinkability.

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1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not a fan. Tastes like flat sugar water.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Cougar from Rhinegeist Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.