Gemutlichkeit Ale | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DIM on 04-19-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 8
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Draft pour served in a pint glass. $5.50.

A: Served with 1/2 a finger of off-white head that quickly disappears. Not even a film or collar. The body is a radiant amber orange with 80% transparency. Absolutely no lacing.

S & T: The nose has light banana and other fruity esters. Very little hop contribution. Some hay and some grainy malts. Slightly earthy. Apricot, apple and dried banana chips come to mind. Alcohol pokes through on the nose and palate. No bitterness.

M: Carbonation is superfine and a bit too soft. Sweet throughout. Slick texture with a medium light body.

D: This beer is easy to drink but not good enough or intriguing enough to return to.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased at the brewery. Corked and caged.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" light beige head above the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Head falls gracefully, with fleeting lace. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with a touch of spices.

Taste begins sweet, fruit notes in the middle, closes with moderate bitterness and spicing apparent again. Mouthfeel is way smooth, and drinkability is great. Interesting flavors, soft and easy drinking, wish it was more easily available.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Cobblestone's - Served cool in a standard pint.

A - a mostly clear golden/light amber w/ slight haze and quick dropping ivory head to a microscopic ring of spotty lace

S - Smell of fruity esters w/ herbal hop aromas and slight pear with mild lemony arom and hint of spice - gentle golden apple similar to a kolsch and hint of floral odors - like a hoppy Kolsch

M - Slightly tannic and light bitterness w/ mild carbonation and slight fruit sweetness w/ balanced bitterness and dry finish with lighter medium body overall

T - The flavor is of a crisp and tannic tea-like taste - bitter and tannic taste combines w/ light apple/pear and slight citrus quality w/ mild caramel malt flavor and light grape element. The finish is tangy and has some acidic qualities from the noble hops with more herbal and floral than actual fruit being added by them. The light meyer lemon aspect is refreshing and bitter w/ clementine and slight sweet note, but generally comes of like lemon sun tea -juicy and acidic w/ moderately high astringency

D - A tasty experiment, but not one I would return for repeatedly if they put into into seasonal rotation I would not be opposed. I like the refreshing and light bodied pale pretty nice for summer quaffing

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 6-21-10 - poured into a pint glass - 1 pt, 9.87 fl. oz. caged-corked bottle

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark honey with a nice foamy white head that slowly fades to a ring around the glass. Some lacing stays close to the head.

Smell: Mild malt aroma, with spice, honey, floral, grassy hops, and apricot as it warms.

Taste: As with the smell, this beer presents honey and spices, but is not as fruity in the taste. A sweet mild, malt flavor, gently balances the grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation. Quick and clean over the palate, but the hoppy aftertaste really lingers.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. A great session beer if you don't fear this beer's hoppy character!

Comments: This is a great American Pale Ale that really plays with the boundaries.

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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks for this brew Dim. This one is a treat a true style bender I go with its closer to an Euro Pale Lager/ale depending on the yeast. Than an APA.

It poured into a strait pint glass with a good finger of white head that trailed to a light lace. The brew was dark copper in color.

The aroma was a nice sweet toffee with a light vanilla and honey in the background. I found not much hops in this brew at all except for a slight spiciness in the flavor. The brew had a nice medium feel to it with ample carbonation for your tongue.

It was a easy to drink brew to me I could easily session this brew. I finished the bomber with no problems and was wanting for more.

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Photo of DIM
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Stoudt's newsletter-

In addition to the release of limited Maibock, our assistant brewer Gary Gagliardi has come up with a new creation for the Stoudt's brewer's reserve series. He is going to brew a German-style pale ale called Gemutlichkeit Ale. This beer was inspired by the hoppy American pale ales so many of you have come to love. His German version of these pale ales will consist of German specialty malts, all German hops, and an authentic German ale yeast strain. While this brew will be similar to American pale ales, it will have a completely different flavor profile imposed by the malts, hops, and yeast used for brewing.

a: This was a chill hazed peachy golden color. It poured with a big bubbled head that faded to a ring around the glass.

s: On the sweeter side, I found honey, vanilla, and toffee. The hops were grassy and somewhat spicy, cinnamon came to mind.

t: Sweet up front, I tasted honey, apricot, and toffee. The finish brings a nice spicy bitterness.

m: Gentle carbonation and a medium body.

d: This was an interesting beer. I wouldn't have minded a bit more in the way of hops, but I enjoyed this none the less. Nice to see a brewery experiment without using the word imperial. I wasn't sure how to classify this one. It certainly doesn't taste like an APA, but no other beer style fits any better. Any suggestions?

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Gemutlichkeit Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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