Brewers' Cut Kölsch - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.24/5 rDev -18%
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?
08-18-2013 04:01:48 | More by goochpunch
3.71/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
09-12-2013 00:37:14 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
05-17-2014 12:23:46 | More by Pegasus
3.86/5 rDev -2.3%
12oz, enjoy by 11/13/13 date
A: Pours light hazy yellow straw color. Thin layer of bright white. Leaves some lacing.
S: Euro hops. Light grains. Some notes of lemon.
T: Up bright you get some really clean Euro hops. Grains are really light and clean. As described, very crisp and dry finish. Good for the style. Liked.
M: Light and clean.
09-19-2013 17:38:30 | More by inlimbo77
3.94/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
09-04-2013 21:19:28 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.95/5 rDev 0%
Brewer’s Cut 007 Kolsch
12oz bottle to modern pint
Best by 11.13.13
A – A slightly hazy, kind of clear straw color, with a hint of off-white. The color is thin and cold (flat, uninviting), but under some light it glows a little.
S – Pretty green; I’m getting straw, apple, and grain, as well as a tiny cabbage note. There’s a hint of something coming out as it warms. As it warms a strange but pleasing biscuit-melon smell comes out.
T – Taste matches smell, but at first tastes better than I thought it would. But then the aftertaste is full of grain and green apple, which I don’t like. The middle taste is actually very good. I’m having trouble pinning it, but I think it might be a melon, or a well-done sweet apple. As it warms, this flavor comes to dominate, which saves it from being a plain, average beer. I think it’s cantaloupe.
M – Light and quite crisp, though a little rough feeling on the back end (with that grainy aftertaste). The finish is dry on just the tongue, and quite refreshing. The only downside is the slight roughness. As it warms, this roughness subsides, letting the beer be smooth and refreshing.
D – This beer was a curveball to me before it warmed enough. I liked half of each STM characteristic, and disliked the other half. However, as it warms (I left it out for 15-20 minutes before opening), the melon taste becomes confident and takes center stage, saving this beer from mediocrity. I went from ‘I wouldn’t buy a single again’ to ‘considering buying a six pack to slake my thirst after walking home in 100 degree weather for the rest this month’ in about 15 minutes. But maybe I’m being generous at this late hour. There are other beers I’d rather have, but this one is gentle and light yet flavorful, and I wouldn’t mind two a week for three weeks. But enough effusing. My numerics while considering style:
3, 4, 4, 4, 4; 3.97.
08-04-2013 05:02:15 | More by nsheehan
Brewers' Cut Kölsch from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.