Der Chancellor | Tequesta Brewing Company

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Tequesta Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 76
Photo of macrosmatic
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Fat Head’s pint glass.

A: Very light gold and very clear. A finger’s worth of white head with good retention, and average carbonation for style.

S: Pale pale pale malts. Noble hops, fruity yeast esters, and mild apple sweetness. Crisp lager yeastiness.

T: Light white bread malts, and I think a mild pilsner malt character as well. Lightly fruity yeast esters again – apple seems the forward flavor. Grassy noble hops, and mildly bitter in the hang with more sweet esters.

M: A light crisp body, good carbonation sensation, and modest alcohol presence.

O: I thought this was a pretty tasty Kolsch. Easy enough to drink, though perhaps not the best exemplar of style around. A little more fruity than some in the style, but acceptably delicate in execution. I would drink another if I found it around. Scores given are to style; my personal preference would be somewhat lower.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant gold in color with excellent clarity. There's a fingernail of brilliant white on top. Heavy lacing. The aroma is of light malt and German bittering hops. I taste pale German bittering hops in the front of the palate and light malt towards the back. The mouth is smooth, dry, and crisp.

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Photo of tone77
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is grassy, malts. Taste is crisp, lemons, malts, hops are present at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and decent beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear pale yellow. Medium white head.

Smell - Bready pilsner malts. German hops behind it.

Taste - German hops are more prevalent here. Hop bite right up front. Bready malts. Spicy hop bitterness in the back.

Mouthfeel - Crisp. Light body. Easy drinking.

Overall - Tequesta does these styles so well. Malty enough to be flavorful, but never heavy. Good hop presence.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a really great example of the style from these guys, and one of those beers that you never think too much about because its just a blonde ale, but man is this one good, and a wonderfully dynamic pairing for rich seafood dinners because of its capacity to cut butter or richness and cleanse the palate and refresh. i had this on tap, and it poured foamy and clear, well carbonated, and is very easy drinking. its got some hops to it too for a kolsch, same varietals, just more of them, giving the finish a lot of flavor, especially for the color of this beer, you would never expect it to be so bold given how pale it is. i only had one pint, but i could have easily had five. i also though after a visit to the brewery that all of the base beers in the lineup for these guys are excellent. well ahead of the local curve. i expect to see some big things coming, but this kolsch is a perfect florida refresher.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Served in a pint glass at Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin. It is a slightly hazy golden yellow with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Broady, toasted, and slightly sweet pilsner malts with noble in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with a little fruitiness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, light bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice Kolsch from Central FL.

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Photo of babaracas
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with one finger thick soapy white head, very thin ring retained. Smell: lightly grassy and spicy; somewhat fruity: dilute white grape juice, unripe apricot; lightly grainy back. Nice but a bit too subdued. Taste: cereal grains...lightly bready, white grape, grassy, splash of lemon water. Finish is drying and a bit herbal. Pretty good.

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Photo of ale1
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

hmmm and hmmm again synth beer flavor like bud in the background
well dang i dont get this one ,Matt no comprende
hmmm best to leave this one be some will like it others won't
yellow hazy fizzy brrrrppp expensive stuff for 12oz of cake yeast and some rice malt

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Photo of Rifugium
2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at the Corner Cafe, Tequesta, FL

Kolsches aren't my thing really, but since TBC was closed and this was one of the few of their brews they had on tap next door at the Corner Cafe, I figured I go for a taster. Clearish golden-yellow pour with a fuzzy white head that retained as a ringlet and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cereal grains, corn, and slight fruit notes, possibly from the hops. Taste was similar, toasted grains, corn, light herbal and earthy hops, and a subtle fruity undertone that almost reminded me of the flavor you might get from Belgian yeast. Light body, pretty easily drinkable. Not my style, but not bad for the style.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From tap to taster at Due South tasting room on 6/2/12
*From notes

A: Lemon Radler looking cloudy yellow in color. A 1.5 finger white bubbly head and a solid collar. rims the glass.

S: Cheerios, with a citric bite to it. Pretty different stuff.

T: Intense, citric lemon. I get some freshly cut sheet paper and wet earth. Quite off the wall for a Kolsch.

M: A bit thin and light bodied. The carbonation is sharp and overzealous.

O: One of the whackier Kolsch's I've ticked. There are certain parts that really fit the bill, yet others that make me feel like Black Rob sayin' "Whoah!" I wouldn't turn anyone away from this one, just keep your mind open and ready for this glass o' strange.

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Photo of Heatwave33
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into a 5oz sampler glass.

Color: Light golden color.

Smell: Beautiful hop and barley aromas.

Taste: A light hop and barley taste. Very crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel: Smooth Smooth Smooth

Overall: Talk about a chill beer! This is an all around awesome brew. Not strong but also not too light. Very clean and crisp. Cheers!

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Photo of Deadheadbill
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at CCB. Gold color with a fine white head and moderate lacing. Not a lot of aroma, but smells of slight malt and yeast. The taste is crisp and spicy/floral followed by a slightly sweet malty flavor and a nice hoppy bitterness. I really like this beer a lot and hope to see it in wider distribution.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrives a clear, bright yellow with a small white head (due to a full glass). Head drops to a thin film pretty fast and no lace is forthcoming.
Smell is malty, yeast and fresh corn tortilla chips with a faint hop note. Fairly light nose overall but decently balanced.
Taste is exactly the same. Malt, yeast and warm corn tortillas. Faint hop in the back and late.
A well-balanced, medium-bodied brew with a good effervescence. I actually nursed this beer for an hour and it was just as good at the end as it was at the beginning. My first from this brewery, even in a style I rarely drink, was a good one.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at CCB. Pours a pale straw hue, clear and fizzy, and is crowned with a huge puff of white foam. The nose is sweaty, husky, and smells faintly like pool water; it is not so good. The taste, on the other hand, is very interesting and enjoyable, offering a rich toasty grain flavor unlike any beer I can recall. I would say the brew had a flavor somewhat like multi-grain chips or crackers, tinged with a hint of herbal spice. The feel is soft and light. Strange brew, but I like it.

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Photo of calcio360jrd
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at coffee district in delray, florida.

I'm not usually a kolsch fan, but i think this is a suberb example of the style that TBC has put out for us.

Perfect summer beer, next time we have a pool party, probably next weekend, gonna go to TBC and get a couple of growlers, this easy drinking kolsch has just enough bite to pair with a steak on the grill in my mind

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Photo of Brittmb29
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at WOB coconut creek, FL poured into pint shaker glass:

A- golden straw yellow and clear, bubbles springing up from the glass but not everywhere. 1 finger bubbly foam head dissipates to ~1/2 but laces down beautifully.

S- bright hoppyness w/ citrus, some slightly bready tones backing it.

T- Clean and spicy hop, slight lemony citrus as in flavor. ending softens and lighter malty tones finish w/ enough hop to end clean. refreshing taste, wished i had been sitting outside for this one!

M- light bodied but carbonated well to not be thin, somewhat dry in the beginning but soft in the end, finishing crisp w/o being harsh.

O- Fresh beer really shows, this beer is brewed in the county north of us and the kegs are always great quality. I wish this beer came bottled i would be my go-to 6 pack of the summer. Worth trying and you could drink it all night, i plan to make a brewery visit to fill a growler or two with this when i have the time and money.

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a growler into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very light golden brown color. Head rolled out at about one inch. Pure white. Quickly recedes to just a light coat. Faint lacing on glass. Well carbonated.

S - Some light fruit smell almost seems like grapes. Just a bit citrusy as well. Tad sweet in the nose.

T - Crisp and complex taste. Tastes of toasted nuts and grapes. Has some biscuity flavor as well. Malt is there albeit light. Honey seems to bring the sweetness. Just a faint spiciness.

M - Like the taste this is one clean, crisp Kolsch. Refreshing. Dry at the finish. No trace of alcohol at all.

D - Immensely drinkable. Dangerously drinkable. I want more.

* Reviewer is a total homer for TBC brews. Matt the brewer is the man. Reviewer suggests you go and get a few beers and try them for yourself.

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Der Chancellor from Tequesta Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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