Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A black rye Kölsch-style ale, brewed by Stone Quality Assurance Supervisor Rick Blankemeier and Production Warehouse Lead Robbie Chandler.

Added by babaracas on 04-18-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.8/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Easily my #2 favorite beer by stone. The black rye is what makes this beer so good for me. The fact that it's a Kölsch makes it a nice easy to drink beer. It's the type of beer i'd have socially and could definitely drink a lot of. Nothing fancy but has all the characteristics that i personally like in a beer when drinking at a social event.

I love the nice toasty notes with hints of chocolate from the black rye. It's not too strong due to the fact that it's a Kölsch style, but it does add hints of spiciness to it. To me it drinks similar to a porter, but a bit more carbonated than a porter. One of my personal favorites.

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Would have been a lot better if it had more alc/vol. at least 9%

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4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark but light refreshing beer

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4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not a fan of Kolsch's for the most part. The dark roasts and rye contrasting the barnyard light kolsch tastes really make the Sprocketbier shine.

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4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured slow with no head, so upped the vigor and before I new a massive tan 3.5 finger head formed. Body is absolutely opaque, dark as the darkest RIS. Head was thick and creamy, took a while to dissipate. Left a good amount, atleast .5 finger the whole time, tons of sticky lacing... this looks amazing.

S - Aroma of roasted barley, chocolate, big malt notes, bready, toasted almond, peppery yeast. slight piney hops notes.

T - Taste was surprisingly great deluge of porter and kolsch style. It has a porter like malt taste, with tons or roasted barley, smoke, chocolate, even some coffee grinds, but also has a light crisp kolsch-esque malt body in mix... this really melds well. Hops take a back seat but are very prevalent, nice piney up front and very bitter in the back, but not too bitter.. the roasted barley taste lingers long after the sip making me want more

M - This poured thick, but didnt feel too thick, what I would expect for carbonation for the style, finish is crisp but slightly on the sweet side.

O - This has a ton of flavor for 5.4%, and is very crushable. The appearance is amazing, the head never completely dissipated for me and always was present. I don't get much of the rye flavor, maybe in some of the sweetness. Great beer all around.

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Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 683 ratings