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Brewers' Cut Kölsch - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Riccymon on 07-29-2013)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly hazy, light golden in color with a massive, coarse white head, which fades all too soon. The carbonation is faint, Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Grassy hops with the scent of new-mown hay vie with lightly-toasted malts.

Taste: Grassy and noble hops open the taste, soon followed by lightly-toasted malts. The malts offer a bread and cracker flavor, slightly reminiscent of a Pilsner. As the taste progresses, the malt and hops find a harmonious balance, with neither outshining the other. Late in the taste, some leafy hop notes appear, bringing the taste to a graceful close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, pleasant, a touch thin, with soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A nice example, very well-crafted as with all Real Ale offerings, and fairly true to its German antecedent, although a bit hoppier. A very pleasant summer beer, and quite acceptable to offer to macro beer drinkers.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, May 17, 2014
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Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Tiernan, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

JasonFromLA, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BeerZack, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of goochpunch
3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a hazy pale straw. Smell is grainy and kind of boozy. Flavor is of light malts and tasty noble hops with a sharp hop bite. Could be a little less cerealy for me. I get a bit of booze in this, which is odd considering the low abv. Very distinctive Real Ale house taste which I really don't want in this beer. Mouthfeel is a little soft. Would like more bubbles. Overall this isn't bad, but I'd much rather Hans' Pils. This kills Love Street, but what doesn't?

goochpunch, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Sazz9, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Light hazy straw color. A finger of bubbly white head.

S - Grainy, slightly sweet. Not much hop aroma.

T - Very subdued flavors. Grainy, sweet, floral, subtle hop flavor. Finishes dry and grainy.

M - Thin body, high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O - Not my favorite style, but RA did a good job on it. Crisp and refreshing.

ExaltedNecrosis, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Riccymon
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Real Ale has been producing good to great entry-level styles for years, between Fireman's, Hans Pils, and Full Moon, so I expected a lot from this Brewers' Cut edition. And in typical Real Ale fashion, this kolsch really delivers. Among the best takes on the style I've had--not as fruity as Goose Island or Alaskan's (not that there's anything wrong with that)--but rather, what I believe to be more of a classic kolsch.

Pours from the bottle a sparkling straw-yellow color with a couple inches of pillowy white head. I'd comment on head retention, but honestly, I took this beer down so quickly I don't think I can be accurate. The nose is classic kolsch--sweet cereal and maybe a hint of spicy Noble hops.

Crisp, clean flavors from Noble hops with a light grainy backbone. Though the flavors may seem simple, they're really refined and well-balanced. Light in body and with plenty of carbonation, this kolsch finishes with a fitting dryness, leaving you immediately ready for the next sip.

I'm no BJCP judge, but everything about this kolsch screams true to style, and I'm rating it in that light. Incredibly easy to drink and delicious with a $7.50-$8.00/six-pack price tag. I'd love if Real Ale brings this back as a seasonal or on a permanent basis!

Riccymon, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

StevenLaValley, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a fairly hazed yellow with a short-lived white head. Nice collar with a few splatters of lace.

Nose is light and grainy with a moderate amount of the signature kolsch yeast...light pickling spices and has a lemony twist. I give it a 6/10 on the kolsch yeast-o-meter.

Taste is grainy malt that is crisp enough to fool you into thinking wheat. The hops are light and provide a certain grassy-ness to it. Yeast is influential, but not anything too noteworthy. Where this beer shines is the brilliant use of pilsner malt and precise fermentation. So crisp and refreshing...a welcome addition to the late Texas summer.

twiggamortis420, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

blastoderm55, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

jwff, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Jentex, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

FrizWhiz, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

cdwil, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good looking, lightly tan and clear, some rising bubbles, a nice white head that settled to a good cap and left some pretty good lace.

Aroma and flavor are somewhat more like my idea of a German pilsner, grainy, grassy, but still with that classic kolsch yeast note and some spiciness.

It's certainly easy to drink, tasty, and fits my idea of the level of quality that I've come to expect from RABC.

AlCaponeJunior, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DillanWeems, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear straw/yellow color. At first a two finger bubbly white head forms with good retention initially. The foam recedes quickly after a minute with light lace.
S: Floral, earthy, and leafy hops. Fresh cut grass and hay. Peppery spice. baked bead with a dry cracker character. A bit of bitterness in the nose.
T: Follows the nose with that floral, earthy Noble Hop character. Toasted malt, baked bread and a dry cracker flavor again. A little more bitterness lingers on here. Really enjoyable, and pretty much spot on for the stye.
M/D: A light to medium body with crisp carbonation. Perfectly clean and dry. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All day with this, and near perfect for the style.

Real Ale is killing it with the Brewer's Cut releases. Spot on for the style, and something that will be a staple in my fridge while this lasts. Just like the Altbier was.

champ103, Aug 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Michaeldmanley, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

kew, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Jame515, Sep 05, 2013
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Brewers' Cut Kölsch from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.