Brewers' Cut Kölsch | Real Ale Brewing Company

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51 Ratings
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Brewers' Cut KölschBrewers' Cut Kölsch
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 Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear straw/yellow color. At first a two finger bubbly white head forms with good retention initially. The foam recedes quickly after a minute with light lace.
S: Floral, earthy, and leafy hops. Fresh cut grass and hay. Peppery spice. baked bead with a dry cracker character. A bit of bitterness in the nose.
T: Follows the nose with that floral, earthy Noble Hop character. Toasted malt, baked bread and a dry cracker flavor again. A little more bitterness lingers on here. Really enjoyable, and pretty much spot on for the stye.
M/D: A light to medium body with crisp carbonation. Perfectly clean and dry. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All day with this, and near perfect for the style.

Real Ale is killing it with the Brewer's Cut releases. Spot on for the style, and something that will be a staple in my fridge while this lasts. Just like the Altbier was.

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Photo of drummermattie02
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a fairly hazed yellow with a short-lived white head. Nice collar with a few splatters of lace.

Nose is light and grainy with a moderate amount of the signature kolsch yeast...light pickling spices and has a lemony twist. I give it a 6/10 on the kolsch yeast-o-meter.

Taste is grainy malt that is crisp enough to fool you into thinking wheat. The hops are light and provide a certain grassy-ness to it. Yeast is influential, but not anything too noteworthy. Where this beer shines is the brilliant use of pilsner malt and precise fermentation. So crisp and refreshing...a welcome addition to the late Texas summer.

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Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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 Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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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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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Photo of wtkphoto
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Sazz9
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of goochpunch
3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a hazy pale straw. Smell is grainy and kind of boozy. Flavor is of light malts and tasty noble hops with a sharp hop bite. Could be a little less cerealy for me. I get a bit of booze in this, which is odd considering the low abv. Very distinctive Real Ale house taste which I really don't want in this beer. Mouthfeel is a little soft. Would like more bubbles. Overall this isn't bad, but I'd much rather Hans' Pils. This kills Love Street, but what doesn't?

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer has been retired. I drink this some time ago and remember it having a crisp, refreshing taste with a typical lager staleness. It was worth drinking but not worth looking for.

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