Cougar | Rhinegeist Brewery

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190 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
rhinegeist.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This bright blonde ale shines a brilliant malt character. Born of breezes, captured sunlight and whifle, this beer is a balanced yet dry siren whose first sip calls for the third. Hopped with arguable restraint with Crystal and Bravo hops, Cougar stays fierce enough to raise eyebrows yet is tame enough to be called sessionable.

Added by BrewProfessor on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
190
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Dewsby
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rufus1
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a pale straw gold with considerable haze. Two fingers of creamy white head that lingers for a while. Lacing but no legs which I assume is from the relatively low ABV. Smell is light herbal hops and bread. Taste is very smooth with a silky mouth feel due to the just right level of carbonation. Sweet malt up front followed by an almost unnoticeable hop bitterness. Juicy. Very drinkable. Great for a hot summer day smoking some fine baby backs. Definitely sessional.

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Photo of Dschultz0428
2.56/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Smell: Light, Crisp, Malt character Taste: Simple, Light, Airy Finish: Carb heavy

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Photo of AJmon13
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ATPOPE15
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Definitely an easy drinking beer, no bitterness, very smooth soft feel.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of haines710
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a can while staying in Columbus Ohio. Pours a yellow straw color with a thin white head. This is a decent light beer. Definitely a session or lawn mower beer. Not my favorite style, but this one was pretty good. Easy to drink. Not a strong smell and no hop flavor at all.

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Photo of nmann08
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of _Adam_
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpannMann10
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cwd
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear yellow-gold, with a large fluffy white head that thins out from within, then collapses to a thin blanket leaving fishnet lace.

Smell is bready yet tingly bright herbal hops, a little astringent grass, and the faintest hint of butterscotch.

Light butterscotch actually starts out the flavor, with bread, grass, tangy yet slightly bitter grassy and floral hops.

Mild body, crisp and well carbonated.

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Photo of shreha
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Golgamor
1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice pale gold and slightly hazy beer with a quickly fading white head that leaves a few specks clinging to the side of the glass. A subdued bready and toffee/caramel smell rise out of the glass. Nice slightly sweet taste with bready yeast, caramel and a tiny bit of fruitiness that ends dry with a ever so slight bitterness. Great beer.

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Photo of pisano
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kentuckyboy
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Another beautifully crafted beer by Rhinegeist. A very smooth beer. I am not a fan of light beers but this is surely an exception! I could literally drink these all day ( not advised! ;) ) This, IMHO is how light beer was always MEANT to taste! This beer would go perfectly with nice All-American BBQ! Whether it be pulled pork, ribs, or chicken wings; this beer would be my "go to". That being said, onto the review:

L: A very nice, and VERY sexy, part-cloudy hue, and yellow straw color. Magnificent!
S: Not much to the smell. You can simply tell its a light beer. zero hop notes in this category ( which is not necessarily a bad thing! )
T: Delicious! It has a clean and semi-dry aftertaste, and leaves you begging for more.
F: Smooth. Creamy would be an overstatement, but its DEFINITELY refreshing (which is ALMOST contradictory considering its semi-dry aftertaste), but very smooth and very refreshing nonetheless.
F: Carbonation is, shall i say "perfect" ? o.O Come to think of it, this is perhaps the main reason i enjoyed this beer so much, because of its slightly less-than-moderate carbonation, combined with the light style and dry aftertaste. A well balanced brew, indeed!
O: Let me just say, i NEVER enjoyed light beers...EVER... until i drank this pearl of a concoction. Quite the experience if i do say so myself! It appears to be some sort of love potion and or sorcery. The name "Cougar" fits it well because this is, what i would imagine, some well-off-to-do middle aged divorced sexy house wife would be drinking. VERY CLASSY! Hats off, Rhinegeist!

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajreds11
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Cougar from Rhinegeist Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 190 ratings.
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