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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up on a sale yesterday out of curiosity. Pours much darker than I was expecting (although I was thinking more kolsch than rye going into it), with medium carbonation and foam that quickly dissipates. Nothing much impressed me about this except the idea. No surprising spiciness from the rye, no outstanding trademark kolsch-ness, nothing. Overall seemed pretty bland. Didn't check for a bottling date to closely, may have been old? Either way, won't be having again.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not sure why they bothered calling this a kolsch...or a rye. It tastes a lot like Matt's Burning Rosids. Meaty,smoky, and perhaps a hint of figgy chocolate. No rye flavors and lacks the refreshing qualities of a kolsch.
stone, you do not have to release every beer that every employee thinks of. Your special beers are starting to stop being special.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color- near black. Huge thick cream coffee head.

Aroma- toasted rye bread. A strange, smokey, meaty brew

Taste- mildly smokey, gentle black brew. Hops and pecans make a slight appearance in the mid-body, fishing charred but slightly hoppy. Would pair well with BBQ.

Overall, this is one of the more lackluster brews from Stone.

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 5/23/14 and 6/22/14. Purchased at Costco in Austin.

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Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier from Stone Brewing
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