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Chaser Pale - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Chaser PaleChaser Pale

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Deana, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Dapperticus, Dec 01, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +28.3%

timlyon, Sep 30, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
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.

veech, Oct 16, 2006
Photo of KroMagnon
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the 2004 Brewer's Jam in Knoxville TN, which this brewery has attended since the first event I think. The color is golden, with some slight head, probably hindered by the serving conditions. The aroma features euro-maltiness and a hint of saaz hops, spicy and minty. The beer features a crisp finish, nicely bittered, with great malt flavors that are subtle but very complimentary for the hop notes. The hop flavor is nice and strong without being overbearing. I haven't had a "real Kolsch" from Cologne but this has got to be pretty darn close. Great!

KroMagnon, Oct 21, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

penguinboat, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of ExMachina1
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
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!

ExMachina1, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of LuckySevens82
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of Ninjaworm.
Pours a very clear, very pale golden color with just a hint of orange. Head is minimal as is lacing.
Smell is grains, some musty fruits, and just a hint of nobel homes.
Taste is very clean. Sweet grain, definite fruitiness, hops are much more pronounced. Fairly straight forward.
Mouthfeel is good, carbonation could be a bit better, but still good.
Overall, very drinkable, and quite enjoyable. Very glad to have tried this one. It's hard to make a good Kolsh, and Blackstone seems to have succeeded.

LuckySevens82, Jun 29, 2005
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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.

clvand0, Jan 19, 2005
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

akinsja, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

npompeani, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

sir_rucker, May 30, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
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!

sponberg, Sep 28, 2006
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3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

BEERchitect, Oct 17, 2006
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3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#1 of my one stop Southern tour.

Golden body, slightly dull finish, good clarity, topped by three fingers of billowing white foam.

Assertive grassy aroma jumps from the bottle and glass.

Soft malt, lightly sweet, practically dances across the tongue. Hop nip at the swallow balances out the sweetness into the aftertaste. Clean finish with just a pleasant echo of that balances swallow.

Proper light mouthfeel with a bit of a tingle bouning along the tongue.

A prper summer quencher I was glad to try.

RonfromJersey, Sep 08, 2011
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3.84/5  rDev +12%

batt6343, Oct 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale golden amber color with a small white head that quickly vanishes into a trace amount of lace. Nose has some lightly sweet fruitiness with a bit of apple as well as a clean maltiness. Taste is sweet malt, mild caramel, and a hint of fresh pear up front following by a fruity hoppiness. Would make for a very nice summertime beer. Thanks to coldchill for the sample!

Morris729, Oct 28, 2006
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3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewery in a pint glass. Clear yellow body with lots of carbonation bubbles coming up through the glass. A one-finger white head that settles into a nice, creamy cap and leaves good lacing.

Not getting too much from the aroma. A bit of bready malt and a touch of lemon.

The flavor is a little more impressive: light citrus hops and a sweet malt blend together well for a good taste profile. A very slight bitter note comes along at the end and works well.

Light texture in the mouthfeel and a clean finish. Very good overall for the style. Would be a solid session beer or summer regular.

FanofHefe, Oct 27, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Hugh37, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

jadeal, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

ColSanders123, Jan 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Brianito, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

OtisCampbell007, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

kylehay2004, Apr 22, 2013
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Chaser Pale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.