Brewer's Alley Kölsch | Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

Brewer's Alley KölschBrewer's Alley Kölsch
BA SCORE
30.2%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 86 ratings
Brewer's Alley KölschBrewer's Alley Kölsch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
Maryland, United States
brewers-alley.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This style originated in the area of Cologne, Germany. It exhibits the more desirable features of both ales and lagers. Our Kölsch is pale gold with light body and a slightly dry palate. It has a mild bitterness and delicate hop aroma. This beer is a clean and pleasant thirst quencher, which earned a Bronze Medal at the 1998 Great American Beer Festival.

Added by Todd on 10-31-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,623
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
86
Liked:
26
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
10.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of daliandragon
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed one today on the patio on Market Street in the afternoon sun. It wasn't terribly flavorful, but was light and dainty in texture and featuring a tiny kiss of hops. It is fine for what it is but I would have preferred it in a lighter glass than a point, if I were to be ultra choosy.

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Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle while stopping in Frederick. The right flavors are there to elevate it from a blonde all—doughy malt, earthy undertones, crisp finish with a hint of hops. But it tastes like the volume isn't turned up all the way. Solid beer, but there are better kolschs.

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Photo of Beejay
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale golden amber in color, with a very small white head that turns into a ring quickly.

S: Light toffee, some earthiness, and a touch herbal.

T: Lightly fruity, with a nice malt flavor. finish is a little bit herbal, and lightly fruity on the citrus side.

M: Light and crisp body with a high level of carbonation.

O: Not a bad brew. light, crisp and refreshing. But nothing to write home about.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Octoberist
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corey_Graven
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raindog814
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jws7968
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopflyer
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours straw/gold color with one finger white head
nose is lager/adjunct blended with floral hops, grass
taste carries the adjunct flavors with some white grape juice notes. some bitterness that's a bit aggressive, battery acid like, metallic
clean feel and ample carbonation. bitterness does linger a touch but otherwise finishes pretty clean.
not familiar with this style but it is an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear golden straw colored pour with a minimal white head. Nice grainy aroma with a hint of floral hops. Taste has grassy and corn flavors upfront backed by malty bread and biscuit flavors. Light and thin body with moderate carbonation. Drinks easy.

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Photo of BGCoon
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This one pours a straw yellow, with a half inch head, and just a little bit of lacing.

Smells like bready malt and lager yeast, not much here, but doesn't smell bad.

This one tastes like mild grassy hops, with a fruity Kolschy yeast flavor, and bready malt. Not bad but very very bland.

It's very drinkable, with a crisp bite, and a moderate level of carbonation.

Not bad, but there are many better kolsches out there.

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Photo of ECsurfattic
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cobratrooper
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Skabiski
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scbeerman
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This isn't a bad kolsch and is likely one I'll go for again when I can't find my favorites. A little breadier than most and would like to see a little more hop and fruity yeast character to fit the style, but overall this is very drinkable a solid kolsch with no off flavors.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Brewer's Alley Kölsch from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 30.2% out of 100 with 86 ratings
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