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Chaser Pale - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Chaser PaleChaser Pale

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 37
Reviews by sponberg:
Photo of sponberg
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant gold with a fast-receding white head. Aroma is faint toasty malts and whiffs of spicy, grassy hop - clean.

Starts with a toasted grain maltiness before the hops come to play, tossing some bitterness onto the palate and faint grassy, noble-hop-spicy flavors around the rest of the mouth. Slightly thin, but I don't want a massive Kolsch dammit! Finishes with a clean, lightly toasted malt and grassy hop balanced aftertaste. No off flavors to speak of.

Very drinkable, this one! Thanks to BA Potsie for the bopple!

More User Reviews:
Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A medium white head settles into a thin lacing above a clearish straw golden colored beer.

A light bread like malt blends well with a light hops and yeast sourness.

The taste is on the lighter side with with bready malts and light hops that near border on sour, with a slight hint of something earthy.

There is a slight bitterness to the taste that is transferred through the light dry aftertaste and kind of stays with you on this lightish bodied beer.

A kolsch style beer that I kinda like, I think it's the bitterness and dryness coming through that sells this beer for me, I like me them hops.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fizzy, clear, pale yellow body.

Smell is grainy with some lemon and citrus zest.

Taste is very grainy and somewhat bland, almost alka seltzer like. There's a minue splash of lemon.

Mouthfeel is clean with prickly carbonation..

It's a decent kolsch and went down easy in the Tennessee heat.

Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty good take on the Kolsch style. Very light and laid-back, with moderate hops bittering and not a lot of malt presence. Easy drinking, but not particularly memorable.

Photo of ExMachina1
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straw to light gold in color with slight chill haze. Fluffy white head that stayed with me through the entire 12oz serving. Head leaves moderate lacing along the way. Subdued but distinct malty, bready aroma--cereals and syrup. Medium body and mouth feel. Taste is full of malty goodness with some flowery notes. Moderately dry finish. Refreshing session beer thought perhaps a bit too gassy for style.

A very nice Kolsch!

Photo of JayS2629
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very average beer. Golden colored with nice clarity, medium white head that retains well and leaves nice lace. The smell is of pale malts with a hint of fruity hops. The taste is bright, with fruity hints of citrus on top of pale malt. Quite watery, but crisp and refreshing. Easy to drink, just nothing to write home about.

Photo of titosupertramp
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light golden in color, fairly clear, but has some haze. Thin, foamy white head leaves behind very minimal lacing and film.

S: Pale and sweet malts dominate the smell with light lemony, grassy hops.

T: Follows the nose for the most part. Pales, biscuity malts with the hops taking a larger role in taste than in nose. Crisp, clean taste.

M: For a smaller beer, the mouthfeel isn't too bad. Again, crisp and clean on the mouthfeel.

O: Chaser Pale certainly isn't my favorite offering from Blackstone, but it's not bad. I could see myself drinking a few these on a hot summer day...would make a very good lawn mower beer.

Photo of fsvan
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into imperial pint glass. Best by 4th week of 12/2011.

A- Light, pale yellow. Minimal light white head.

S- Big aroma of clean, bready malt, backed by a fair amount of hop kick in the background. Very pilsner-esque.

T- Taste is restrained v. the smell. The same bready malt flavor is there, but not as assertive. A decent hop bitterness, again similar to a pils. A slight sweetness on the finish.

M- Fairly light, easy drinking.

O- Not a bad beer at all, esp. considering the price. Also nice is that it is local, and an easy tailgating/session beer, or something that can be introductory for the non-craft drinkers.

Photo of jlindros
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another Blackstone beer to try thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit). I love me a good Kolsch done well, so let's see. Best before Sept, 2012.

Pours a lighter fizzy pasty white almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace but leaves some nice looking lacing, over mostly clear golden lemon yellow colored beer.

Nose has some light bready malts, touch of baker's yeast, and a very light herbal earthy hop touch, also some light golden malts with touch of straw.

Taste starts light and toasty, grainy malts and light bready taste, and hint of straw. Then hops again, grassy slightly herbal and earthy hops that are a bit on the side that I don't like that much. Fairly light overall as well. Finish is semi dry with bit more bitterness (which stays light overall), and light grassy herbal hops lingering.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall kinda meh, the malts aren't bad but not perfect for the style, and the hops are a completely different world, not close to what I expected for the style, more destined for a British Pale, and they come through too much IMO.

Photo of veech
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure whether I was just in need of a lighter beer at the time I sampled this one at a local beer fest or what, but man was it good. A: Light gold with a nice thick head and moderate laicng. S: Graininess predominately with a fair amount of corn aroma T: Light crisp and refreshing with grain and malts trumping any hop flavors. M: Thin but appropriate D: Extremely drinkable and a good choice for any session that would occur in warmer weather.

Photo of hopdog
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle acquired in trade with SpringsLicker (thanks!).

Poured a lighter golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of lemons, grains, lightly grassy and I'm picking up a light spiciness. Tastes of lemons, lightly fruity, grain and citrus.

Notes from 11/7/06

Photo of Gavage
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: clea pale yellow in color with a 1/2" head that falls apart immediately. A few spots of lace dot the glass during the session.

Smell: grass and apple tones are very weak and soft. Tough to pick up any aromas by the nose.

Taste: mild malt sweetness, green apples, pears, and grass are all very mellow on the flavor front. Some very weak bitterness balances the weak sweetness.

Mouthfeel: crisp on the tongue throughout. Light in body. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: very dull and medicore at best on the drinkability scale. After drinking 1/2 the pint I lost interest. Good beer for a typical macro fan.

Photo of fischerking
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blackstone Chaser Pale German Style Kolsch from Nashville, TN. Actually says 5.2% ABV on bottle.

This beer had a light, hay (?) flavor with a small touch of citrus. Smelled barely like a hint of lemon. Enjoyable Kolsch.

I drank it out of a bottle from Food City in Knoxville, TN on 12/16/2012 from a create your own 6-pack.

Maybe/Yes.

Photo of midmarchsnowman
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure if naming your kolsch "Chaser" is a genius attempt to lower expectations or not, but I liked this beer.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sounded pretty good upon ordering. Not sure I was expecting a Kolsch. No matter, I did like the beer, though it's pretty bold for the style. A little more malty than expected with a pronounced caramel, apple, pear flavor that expanded the brew quite a bit. The hops were also bold with a light spicy, citrus character. Not enough to change the beer to a new style, but certainly daring for a Kolsch. Reminds me a lot of Summit's Extra Pale.

Photo of jsprain1
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale golden. Head is thin but sticks well. Very clear.
S- The aroma is simple but pleasant with a touch of lemon among a bright floral note. On the whole, pleasaing.
T- The flavors aren't quite as sleek as the aroma. The lemon and floral notes are there, but get muddled among a biscuit malt flavor. Faint bitter finish.
M- Light body, with medium-high carb.
O- A middle of the road kolsch that is what the style should be: easy drinking, with a interesting but light flavor. Unfortunately, the promise of the aroma got muddled in the flavor.

Photo of HopHead84
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5/7/2012

A: Transparent pale yellow with a mountain of pillowy foam that slowly recedes.

S: Strong grainy malt presence with a bit of biscuit. Faint granny smith apple notes emanate from the glass, and there's a touch of pear.

T: Soft, grainy, well attenuated malt profile with a light fruity sweetness that reminds me of a blend of pear and apple. There's a whisper of mineral on the back end. Finishes smooth with subtle fruit notes.

M: Medium light in body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and dry.

Overall: A highly drinkable and quite enjoyable Kolsch that shows nice balance between malt and fruity sweetness.

Photo of AlexFields
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a really light fairly hazy yellow, thin but attractive head.

Smells a little wheaty, maybe slightly tangy...kinda dull.

Taste is lightly sweet, a little hoppy for a kolsch, spicy and floral hops, mild flavors overall.

Mouthfeel is really good, crisp and very refreshing.

Decent beer. 6.3/10

Photo of sommersb
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 05-21-2012
Freshness: Best by July 2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Blackstone pint glass
Purchased: Received during a brewery tour

Color is a clear, straw yellow, with lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom of my glass. The head is creamy and white, standing 3 fingers high, showing both good retention and lacing.

Aromas are of grassy, hay and floral hops, with some mineral or vegetable smells as well, but overall are not strong.

Taste is lightly fruity and spicy, with a low bitterness of grassy hops. There is also a light malt sweetness in the background.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp on a light body and prickly carbonation. It finishes with spicy flavors and moderately dry.

Overall this isn't my favorite Blackstone beer, but makes for a good thirst quencher on a hot day.

Photo of clvand0
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

OG = 1.047, IBU = 18. Kolsch style. Pours a light golden color with a small head that doesn't stick around long and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. Very clear. The aroma is mild, but there is a trace of malt in there, possibly some noble hops. Flavor was slightly malty with hints of the hops. Crisp and clean. Light body, easy to drink.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap as a part of the sampler. Not a bad beer here for the style, though I'm not a huge fan of the style, I guess. A nice yellow color with some bone-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is largely of pale malts, making me think macro, though I know it's of much better quality. Taste kind of follows suit--light malts with a bit of lemon and citrus splash. MF is light-bodied, well-carbonated. Refreshing. Good lawnmower beer, though not something I'd go to the pub for.

Photo of John1985
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a light gold color and a nice white head that dissipates rather quickly. Intensely fresh aroma with a good burst of hop flavor up front, malt dominates the middle and finish. A modest but refreshing beer. Probably very good with food but rather boring by itself. A good transition beer to win converts to more flavorful beers.

Photo of Vancer
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear straw yellow pour, lots of thick and creamy eggshell white head. Does a nice lace job along the way.

Woody, with hints of lager malt in the aroma, which move into the quaff along with light biscuit. A hint of sweet malt and hops in the finish add a nice touch. Good hop bite and a medium body make for a solid pale ale.

Good brewery making another good beer.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The crystal clear light straw beer had a huge head which lasted until the last drop was drained from the glass. The aroma was slightly fruity with sweet malt and slight yeast. The flavor was slightly malty, but not overdone with a med light body beer. The finish faded into dry.

A pretty darn good impression of a Kolsch Beer.

Photo of gmfessen
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this as one of the samplers, standard clear-golden color with small amounts of fizz rising from the bottom of the glass. The smell is underwhelming, bits of pale malt is about all I get from this one. The taste is similar with a touch of fruitiness that helps the beer's character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice, creamy carbonation. Overall a ddrinkable beer, not bad at all but not memorable either.

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Chaser Pale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.