Templeton Session Style Ale | BarrelHouse Brewing Company

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Templeton Session Style AleTempleton Session Style Ale
Templeton Session Style AleTempleton Session Style Ale

Brewed by:
BarrelHouse Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 35
Photo of Offa
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of tomheath14
5/5  rDev +36.2%
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 !

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Templeton Session Style Ale from BarrelHouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 35 ratings