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Sand Island Lighthouse | Straight To Ale

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States
straighttoale.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Stop Work 689 Kolsch.

Added by DavoleBomb on 07-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,428
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
108
pDev:
15.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Photo of Dieseltech1982
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JintheHam
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of T_Hass
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sand Island Light House has an extremely thick, spongy off-white head, with tan notes, at points, a fiercely bubbly golden-straw appearance, and quite heavy lacing left behind. Aroma is of sharp, biscuit, barley notes, some lemon, cracker, and strong, pale barley. Taste is of sweet malt, soda cracker, lemon, buttermilk biscuit, with a mild, yet sharp hot bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Sand Island Light House finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of gamblebc
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBGordon
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pleasant hazy light gold color with small white cap.

Light clean aroma of mild hops and malt.

Flavor is also clean and light but noticeably more rich than standard AALs. Not as strong as Miller or PBR but without their rough parts. Almost lemony that's actually dry, there is a refreshing edge that appears to be a combination of hops and carbonation with hops taking the lead by the finish and into the aftertaste.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Excellent beach beer. There are others that do the job equally well but this one's as good as any I've tried.

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1.42/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of WickedBeer
3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a pint glass. The appearance is a hazy bright yellow with a large white head. The aroma is packed with fruit and yeast. The taste is a crisp with a nice hop flavor. The beer is heavily carbonated.

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Photo of BigGold
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had Sand Island Light House poured from 12-oz. can into tumbler. This "German kölsch-style ale" is an all-around solid entry in the kölsch category.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed darker golden color with white head. Cereal grains, light hop grass, and some malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes pretty clean.

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Photo of MJ64
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaymo18
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mtjones10
2.99/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sendbeer
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentMunky
2.67/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery.

Surprisingly good for a Kölsch! Lightly sweet and sulfuric, but with a pleasant fruity wheatiness. Oddly syrupy for the style, but perhaps that works in its favor.

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Photo of Genx
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justinthegypo
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/25/15
Thanks to Jim for this one!

Pours a hazy canary yellow, ample foam that reduces down to an unbroken skim after a few sips. Spotty lacing all around the glass. Rapid carb trails visible.

Aroma is yeasty and lightly floral, trace white grape as is usual for Kölsch yeast.

Taste is nicely crisp and lemony, with an earthy hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Fleeting fruitiness up front, lemon zest and tangy white grape. Body is crisp and full feeling, but more of a light-bodied summer drinker. More assertively hopped than most Kölsch, which is still relatively low, but definitely noticeable. A fine Kölsch, simplicity is highly underrated.

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Photo of Jrizzle251
2.23/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Weak just real weak is all

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sand Island Lighthouse from Straight To Ale
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 108 ratings
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