Sand Island Lighthouse | Straight To Ale

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106 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
15.89%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by GPHarris:
Photo of GPHarris
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick fluffy, white head that disappeared halfway through. the body was a bright golden color.
s - lager yeast, corn, toast.
t - bready and green apples.
m - smooth with a dry finish.
o - easy drinking and very flavorful. looking forward to having this in my cooler while tailgating this football season.

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Photo of Ezymuny23
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dankjohn
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Golden32
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of javlin624
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of andyboy252
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dracarys
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Tyrus
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ordybill
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
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 Jrizzle251
2.23/5  rDev -38.9%
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 atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of richj1970
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jaredtp
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of AUGRAD06
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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 SPLITGRIN
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
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 markjarema11
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bertywerty
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Arch-Harris
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Sand Island Lighthouse from Straight To Ale
3.65 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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