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Ghost Of 'Lectricity | Around the Bend Beer Co.

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3.79/5
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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Around the Bend Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
atbbeerco.com

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Refreshing, crisp finish, totally sessionable. Everything you’d expect from a traditional Kölsch-style beer. Only thing is, we use a first-wort-hopping process, which smooth’s out the bitterness profile while amping-up the overall hop presence, leaving you with a noticeable, but not too bitter finish.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,913
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
35
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of FBarber
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear light light pale golden color - almost lacks any coloration all. Thick frothy white head collapses in on itself leaving soapy splotches of white lacing behind on the glass. Mildly effervescent albeit a long lasting mild effervescence.

Aroma is a light bright grainy aroma with some noticeable honey like sweetness and a floral hop aroma. The aroma is hoppier than I would expect for this style, but its not unpleasant.

Taste has notes of grain throughout, with some light pilsner cracker malts. There is a strong happiness that comes across through some grass, alfalfa and lemon grass. The hoppiness is not super bitter, but it is a predominant flavor in the beer. Definite fruity sweetness to the beer. Notes of honey come through as well. Lingering mild dry bitterness on the finish.

Feel is light and drinkable, but it lacks the crispness of better examples of the style. Mild carbonation. Very dry finish leaves a palatable feeling on the palate.

Overall its a decent beer, but just misses the mark for the traditional style. As an American riff on the style, its ok, but not one I'd pick up again.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Emil's Tavern on June 14, 2018. Refreshing, crisp finish, totally sessionable. Everything you’d expect from a traditional Kölsch-style beer. Only thing is, we use a first-wort-hopping process, which smooth’s out the bitterness profile while amping-up the overall hop presence, leaving you with a noticeable, but not too bitter finish.

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Photo of Strangewood
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Captain69
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

REFRESHING KOLSCH GREAT TO QUENCH THIRST IN SUMMER

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Photo of Rihup
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneMoreMrBartender
4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite Kolsch. A very easy drinking session beer. Great for the summertime. Light on the nose.

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Photo of jtransel
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drstalker
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shacawgo24
4.87/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of singletary
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a clear yellow with a large white head that stays also good lacing to it. The smell is of bread and not much else. The taste is light and watery but a light hop to it on the backend. Overall a very nice easy to drink and refreshing one.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: crisp piney hops meet fruit and subtle malt. Citrus, yeast, bread nose. Gold, crystal clear, white head, some lace. Lite body. Pretty close to style. 24 IBUs

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, hint of floral hops, hint of wheat, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, hint of floral hops, hint of wheat, hint of piney hops, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body, but too carbonated.

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Photo of Bhaveshsharma
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdFed
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date. My first beer from Around The Bend Beer Co., acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a big fluffy four fingers of frothy white head, big and foamy, scraggly. Bottle conditioned? Body is a hazy cloudy golden with lots of sediment visible. Head is huge and long-lingering.

S - Aroma is faint and musty. Light hint of grapes pulls through. Clean grain, with maybe a very mild faded citrus hop note. Not unpleasant, but a very bland aroma.

T - Taste is crisp & grainy, with subtle notes of indistinct / grape fruitiness. Minor faded leafy hop presence / some yeast.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean. Semi-dry finish. A light-medium with nice carb.

Overall, an average offering from Around The Bend. Nice to have tried it, but i wouldn't recommend it or have it again. Interested to try more from this brewery.

Around The Bend Ghost Of 'Lectricity -----3.5/5

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Photo of crumpyto
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dragonmaster
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Ghost Of 'Lectricity from Around the Bend Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 35 ratings