Templeton Session Style Ale
BarrelHouse Brewing Company

Templeton Session Style AleTempleton Session Style Ale
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From:
BarrelHouse Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Kölsch
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 13.37%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
35
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 01, 2019
Added:
Aug 04, 2013
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
85
Very Good
Templeton Session Style AleTempleton Session Style Ale
Notes: Templeton Session Style Ale – Crisp | Gooseberry | Lychee
Templeton is crafted to be highly sessionable with a light balanced body and clean refreshing finish. Select malts and hops add subtle biscuit character with notes of pear and sauvignon blanc. We keep this beer low on alcohol and high on flavor so it pairs well with both work and play. This beer is a tribute to our friends in the community.
ABV 4.5% | IBU: 18 | S.G. 1.045
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Rated: 3.75 by BallsDeep from Florida

Mar 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by BarrelAgedG from California

Oct 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by TrojanRB from Texas

Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by InfernoBoss from California

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Offa from California

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This is a good, light kolsch.

Golden, it has a big white head steadily shrinking to thin foamy top, some lace.

Aroma is yeasty bread, hay, herbs, very nice.

Taste is as above, bready aftertaste with light peppery-herbal bitterness. It's very light in character, but then it's a kolsch.
Apr 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by VABA from Virginia

Oct 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by redfox405 from Virginia

Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by Davideo from Texas

Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.41 by Gabriel_Vaughn from California

Jun 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by jwswigs from California

Feb 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by jaemeno3 from New Jersey

Dec 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by chriskohlen from California

Nov 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Peter_Marinelli from California

Nov 18, 2014
 
 
Rated: 3.37 by define333 from California

Nov 01, 2014
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Attractive appearance in the New Belgium snifter, with clear golden liquor and a veil of white foam clinging to the glass. Pleasantly spritzy in a fine-grained way. Grainy aroma with something like graham crackers.

Light bready malt flavor with a hint of sweetness. There is an interesting hop flavor in the background, I"m thinking of blackberry leaf tea, brown rice, a white winey hint, and a touch of honey. Just faintly bitter.

I don't taste much of a Kölsch in this. I'd call it a pale Blonde Ale, and better than average. It's very drinkable but I wouldn't call it crisp either. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego.
Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.52 by metsfan1 from California

Sep 21, 2014
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Reviewed by Nugganooch from California

3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap at the brewery – Paso Robles, CA
4oz taster – 08/18/2014

A: Fizzy yellow gold with perfect clarity. Displays lots of active carbonation that expands into a paper white rim. Decent hang time although not too notable. Some light streaks and swaths of lace left behind.

S: Grainy malt up front with some floral hops. Has an almost Pilsner like quality about it with a distinct amount of breadiness. Dash of earthy spices underneath. Not bad but not really what I was expecting or hoping for here.

T: Tastes like a table Pils really. There is a nice wash of floral hops across some grainy bread like malts. Has a tamed bitterness to it and a comes off a touch watered down. Finishes out with a little spice and minerals. The beer is creamy and light with some nice balance for a sessions but this is a little underwhelming.

M: Very light with a super dry finish and some nice crisp action. Moderate bitterness and fairly clean in the finish. Falls a bit on the watery thin side which is a little to be expected here.

D: Highly drinkable in that it is low ABV with some nice Lager like features to it. Just okay for me however. Not a whole lot of character or flavor going on overall. My least favorite sampling for the day.
Sep 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.92 by Pete_Orr

Sep 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BreweryRun from California

Aug 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.72 by Sark from Montana

Aug 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.52 by aquazr1 from California

Aug 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by soughtbygod from California

Jul 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by 2GOOFY from California

Jul 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by LakerLeith from California

Jun 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BigDaveLB from California

May 31, 2014
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Reviewed by tomheath14 from California

5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is the perfect beer to sip after a long day out working in the sun. It's crisp and light and easy drinking. I get a somewhat dry, green apple/pear finish that would be great during the hot summer months.

I would recommend trying this one as cold as possible for ultimate enjoyment.

Cheers !
Apr 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Mar 15, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Sly007 from California

Mar 05, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Knickell from California

Mar 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Lucnifter from California

Dec 13, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by sloelco from California

Nov 08, 2013
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
On tap at Malibu Sundownder Tasting Room in Westlake Village, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but there is something in the smell that is a bit off putting.
Aug 04, 2013
Templeton Session Style Ale from BarrelHouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 35 ratings