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Mother Martha's Kölsch-style Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ManekiNeko on 06-23-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of Rootdog316
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer have a very translucent color yellow to it. Had a medium size head to it. The smell to it was very fruity however. Did not taste as much malt as I expected, but still tasted light amounts of it. A very smooth beer, one of the best at the Rock Bottom Brewery.

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Photo of ManekiNeko
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served chilled in a big ol' mug at the brewpub.

Appearance: Clear light shade of yellow (though darker than a macro). Topped by a smallish cap of foam that is supported by myriad little bubbles escaping to freedom. Eventually the cap mellows down to a layer of foam. Small splotches of bubbles are left on the glass.

Smell: Light fruity esters (too faint to peg individual fruits to) with a subtle presence of noble hops in the background (Perle, per the rap sheet).

Taste: Soft and pleasant flavors of pale malts with a kick of hoppy spice on the finish. Nice and subtle, quite delicate.. but not like, fragile or anything.

Mouthfeel: Smoooth, light, and refreshing. Quite crisp.

Drinkability: An excellent crossover beer. Quite palatable and a great session beer. Went well with a light salad and seared tuna I had while sitting outside on the patio.

Other: Winner of the 2004 Gold Medal Winner for Kölsch-style Ale at the World Beer Cup as brewed by Michael Barker. A continuation of the apparent tradition of DC-area micros making kick-ass kölsch.

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Mother Martha's Kölsch-style Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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