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Commuter Ale | The Tap Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 04-21-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
28.79%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by rjp217:
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.4/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

$6 @ Driftwood, Plymouth MA

Dead on arrival gold with nary a follicle of foam. I'll blame a bad pour and give it a 3 on faith.

Smells fruity (white grape peel, golden pear, etc) but also very close to $2 a bottle champagne that my roomates in college used to drink. I believe it was called Sparkling Duck? Biscuit comes out as it warms.

Not as clean as I'd hope, tastes like white grape and golden pear with a mild swamp hop in back. It is crisp but the but the crispness is off. More like a juicy apple bite crisp than a dry, clean kolsch.

More sloppy golden ale and less subtle kolsch delicacy.

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Photo of smcolw
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored and clear. Good starting head. While it settles to single layer of bubbles, it still leaves extensive lace.

Nearly no smell. Disappointing.

Good Kolsch flavor--lots pale grain. Slightly sour, but plenty raw grain. Reasonably rich. Mild hop kick.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at The Tap, the beer was served in a nonic pint. Bright, yellow-gold coloring with a filmy, clingy, white surface coating of head. Nose of toasted grains and floral highlights, which remain subtle. Flavors are toasty and buttery, with hints of caramel and floral highlights, with a minimal hops bitterness at the end. More hoppy into the aftertaste, with the biscuit backbone holding steady. Slick, quick, slightly dry finish. Easy drinker.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kataco16
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of AJ01923
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of lfrancisco
3.54/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wdarcy77
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Commuter Ale from The Tap Brewing Company
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