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Brewers' Cut Kölsch - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 0
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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Texas

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-07-2013 23:11:36 | More by S_C
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-03-2013 20:39:38 | More by GibbonsTheBeerGuy
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champ103

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 20:57:08 | More by champ103
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-27-2013 02:05:40 | More by drummermattie02
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E_Cox

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-16-2013 00:22:40 | More by E_Cox
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Riccymon

Texas

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 02:55:10 | More by Riccymon
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A golden blonde color with a mild haze. It was poured into an english style pint glass and formed a small half finger of foam that quickly fell leaving only a ring of bright white bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S: Light, subtle aroma in the way of fresh bread, lemon candy and grain.

T: Nice clean grainy, bready malt profile with a small amount of noble hop flavor in the middle and end. A lager like yeast character, very clean and balanced. A hard beer to describe in the flavor since its very simple but not boring. Balance is the key on this one.

M: Clean, crisp with a lower carbonation and a light body. very drinkable. a small amount of grainy astringency in the after taste from the dry finish but it works well and adds to the flavor.

O: This is a great Kolsch. Some examples I've had never come close to getting that lager character this one has and having be so balanced and refreshing on top of that makes this probably one of my favorite Kolsch's. Cheers to canadianghetto for the extra, it was a winner!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 01:29:18 | More by guityler83
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 23:26:31 | More by twiggamortis420
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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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North Carolina

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Texas

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Brewers' Cut Kölsch from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.