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Cougar | Rhinegeist Brewery

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3.56/5
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204 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
Ranking:
#38,851
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
204
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
87
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of _andrew_
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aprabhu
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakea
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of austinc94
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcotom
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at O'Charley's, Grove City, Ohio. Served in a standard pint glass. Pale golden color, without much head due to the tentative taproom draw. This was the perfect choice with the burger and fries I had. Light to medium bodied, refreshing with a pleasant malt character and a nice pop of hop bitterness on the finish. A very good and very drinkable brew.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden body, clear pour, moderate white head, lots and lots of lacing down the side.

S - Pretty quiet, traditional spicy hops, a bit of funk. Very much built around a German core.

T - The flavor is mild pine and resin, with a mildly sweet malt middle, and a back that comes through harshly bitter.

M - Very drinkable, and a dry close.

O - There is nothing particularly exceptional, but it is a well crafted blonde brewed to align with a traditional German profile.

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Photo of LloydDobler
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of strohme2
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 7/13/2017, poured into tulip.
Bright gold, white head. Recedes quickly with a tiny bubbles around the rim.
Lemon, doughy and grains on the nose.
Light, lemon, some skunkiness, grainy.
It's drinkable, probably crushable on a hot day.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up in Dayton at Belmont Party Supply while visiting a buddy last week. Bright and translucent golden color and big, white, short lived head. Biscuit and butter toned malt that turns a little sour as it warms.

Flavor is likewise close but slightly off, with some sour notes being joined by a lot of yeastiness, particularly in the finish. This has its pluses, and could potentially be a nice summer drinking beer. Possibly I got a bad can? On tap it didn't seem as sour. I'll look for this again next time I am in Dayton, but if this is the way it's supossed to taste, it will be my last.

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Photo of Viperman1316
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerman207
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rufus1
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
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 -28.1%
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 -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ATPOPE15
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
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 -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of haines710
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of _Adam_
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpannMann10
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cougar from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 204 ratings
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