All Call
Lakewood Brewing Company

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Style:
German Kölsch
Ranked #156
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Ranked #32,944
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 10.78%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
50
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Lakewood Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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SCORE
83
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Notes: This clean, crisp, super-drinkable brew is perfect for any occasion that brings people together. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas and The 100 Club of Central Texas, organizations that provides support for the families of fallen officers and firefighters in our community. Hear that? It's an all call to craft beer.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 50
Photo of Korbynlehr
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Apple cider in color. Tried to create a head to describe but disappeared too quick. Nose is just beer, not much to describe. Taste is clean and clear with a bit of bitterness. Very floral aftertaste.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper pour, crisp in appearance, low head. Looks refreshing.
Smells like bready malts, some honey, light grain.
Taste is vey nice, and along the lines of the scent. Bread-honey, cracker/ malt, earthy.
Feels medium-thin and crisp up front, and with medium-high carbonation. Finishes mildly bitter and very slightly creamy, and with a peppery zest of some sort.
There's not much wrong with this beer! Refreshing!

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sharp and bitter like a pilsner with a floral malt finish. This is a solid medium flavored brew with enough flavor to keep me interested, but extremely easy to drink. It leaves a nice peppery flavor on the tongue.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful straw-colored beer, slightly hazy, with a brilliant white head. Aromas are summery: grass, grain, straw, and of course, the Kolsch yeast. The taste has a lot of body, with the Kolsch yeast accentuating the grassy, grainy hop flavors to yield a beer that capped off very nicely a hot summer day in Texas. Great lawnmower beer, IMHO.

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Photo of Premo88
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. half-growler filled on tap at Harvey Washbangers, College Station, TX

L: cloudy yellow, about 70% clear and clearing; topped by thick 1 3/4-inch head of creamy white foam; head dissipates quickly and doesn't stuck much; keeps a thin ring of white foam; about 10 minutes after the pour, it's over 90% clear; color is yellow with no amber in it, but it is dark yellow

S: sour grain, corn, creamed corn; straw, hint of peach as it warms

T: grain, corn, plenty of malt ... biscuit and cracker flavors with a hint of sweetness; also a hint of creamed corn, but just a hint; an earthy aftertaste builds up over time, slightly bitter and almost medicinal but not overly so ... pretty tasty; as it warms, a light hint of cilantro and cantaloupe ... and a tart orange's peel ... not as sweet as orange peel but not nearly as tart as lemon peel; that earthiness builds and builds then stops right where you want it ... halfway into the first glass, this brew has that perfect session level of dirt-hop flavor ... very impressive

F: creamy, light and well carbonated to fill it out ... works however you like from a little sip to a mouthful chug

O: lovely little brew, nothing elaborate, but the earthy aftertaste that builds up over time gives it an authentic feel; I'm assuming this is relatively fresh, and if so, it does have the beginning hints of creamed corn, a flavor note that typically grows bigger over time as this beer sits in the can/bottle/keg — still, a kolsch worth seeking out if you're into the subtleties of the style

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Photo of rdehring
4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Proudly my first review on BA. I am a beer drinker since 1960, ever pursuing the Look, smell, taste feel of the Wisconsin beers I grew up with; simply put, this beer ranked high in all categories especially in taste. Why? Unlike many beer bloggers
I want my beer to taste like beer; not like a Thanksgiving Dinner. I long for the days of the old '60 macros: Gettleman, Blatz,
Schlitz, Pabst, and the king of beers: Peter Hand's Meister Brau. Lakewood All Call, call's all-aboard-looks good, feels better, and tastes fantastic -just like the good old days. Hat's off to these folks and the buddy who sent me the beer from Texas. I just hope my send of New Glarus Two Women is close.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear bright yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, light hay, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes crisp and clean.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this is a very well made kolsch type, but it just doesnt speak much to me. too light in flavor and body, almost passes as a light lager, and frankly seems a little uninspired for a brewery who can get pretty creative and still have it dialed. this is not poor execution at all, its just really safe. i guess when your lager is a malty vienna style, you might need a lighter offering for those who either dont yet know the joys of craft beer, or for those who want to drink 20 beers in the texas heat. good head here, and actually a little haze for a beer thats normally sparkling clear. it smells like pale barley malt and little else, no hops here, not german ale yeast, nothing, its very very simple. clean and fresh though, nice ingredients and attention to details like mash and fermentation temperatures, but there just isnt a lot happening, and the same is true with the flavor. the best kolsch style beers in the world are not bland at all, and while i like this as a crusher or a palate cleanser between hoppy beers or something, i would describe it as being on the bland side. bright in feel, but would love a little more nuance i think. not quite robust enough to stand up to much in the way of food either. good morning beer though!

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All Call from Lakewood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 50 ratings