Brewers' Cut Kölsch | Real Ale Brewing Company

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51 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Riccymon on 07-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeubTube
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Appearance: Slightly hazy, light golden in color with a massive, coarse white head, which fades all too soon. The carbonation is faint, Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Grassy hops with the scent of new-mown hay vie with lightly-toasted malts.

Taste: Grassy and noble hops open the taste, soon followed by lightly-toasted malts. The malts offer a bread and cracker flavor, slightly reminiscent of a Pilsner. As the taste progresses, the malt and hops find a harmonious balance, with neither outshining the other. Late in the taste, some leafy hop notes appear, bringing the taste to a graceful close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, pleasant, a touch thin, with soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A nice example, very well-crafted as with all Real Ale offerings, and fairly true to its German antecedent, although a bit hoppier. A very pleasant summer beer, and quite acceptable to offer to macro beer drinkers.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of htdoerge
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of javlin624
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of guityler83
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A golden blonde color with a mild haze. It was poured into an english style pint glass and formed a small half finger of foam that quickly fell leaving only a ring of bright white bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S: Light, subtle aroma in the way of fresh bread, lemon candy and grain.

T: Nice clean grainy, bready malt profile with a small amount of noble hop flavor in the middle and end. A lager like yeast character, very clean and balanced. A hard beer to describe in the flavor since its very simple but not boring. Balance is the key on this one.

M: Clean, crisp with a lower carbonation and a light body. very drinkable. a small amount of grainy astringency in the after taste from the dry finish but it works well and adds to the flavor.

O: This is a great Kolsch. Some examples I've had never come close to getting that lager character this one has and having be so balanced and refreshing on top of that makes this probably one of my favorite Kolsch's. Cheers to canadianghetto for the extra, it was a winner!

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of StevenLaValley
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of DillanWeems
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of wildstyle2k3
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BaronVonMittelstein
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of DMacQ
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz, enjoy by 11/13/13 date

A: Pours light hazy yellow straw color. Thin layer of bright white. Leaves some lacing.

S: Euro hops. Light grains. Some notes of lemon.

T: Up bright you get some really clean Euro hops. Grains are really light and clean. As described, very crisp and dry finish. Good for the style. Liked.

M: Light and clean.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Light hazy straw color. A finger of bubbly white head.

S - Grainy, slightly sweet. Not much hop aroma.

T - Very subdued flavors. Grainy, sweet, floral, subtle hop flavor. Finishes dry and grainy.

M - Thin body, high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O - Not my favorite style, but RA did a good job on it. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of S_C
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JasonFromLA
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good looking, lightly tan and clear, some rising bubbles, a nice white head that settled to a good cap and left some pretty good lace.

Aroma and flavor are somewhat more like my idea of a German pilsner, grainy, grassy, but still with that classic kolsch yeast note and some spiciness.

It's certainly easy to drink, tasty, and fits my idea of the level of quality that I've come to expect from RABC.

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Brewers' Cut Kölsch from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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