Chaser Pale | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Chaser PaleChaser Pale

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Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 144
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this beer is better than its ratings, unless of course you are rating it as a kolsch, which, i really dont think it does all that well, but its a really refreshing glass of beer. its not so much a kolsch though, more of a gentle pale meets a gentle amber, i get a kiss of richer, sweeter malts, although the beer doesnt have a ton of color. what it does have is a ton of character in the mouthfeel. its awesome because its so refreshing, so light with the alcohol down there and all the carbonation, it cuts through fatigue and dehydration really well, and i was feeling both when i had my first one. very very clean, i would have thought it was a lager with that finish, but there really is no yeast profile to this at all. a great balance and an exhibit in simplicity. not my favorite of the beers i had from these guys, but it belongs in the bars in nashville because its so refreshing and so easy to drink a ton of. a great local craft alternative to macro beers, leagues better than that.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sounded pretty good upon ordering. Not sure I was expecting a Kolsch. No matter, I did like the beer, though it's pretty bold for the style. A little more malty than expected with a pronounced caramel, apple, pear flavor that expanded the brew quite a bit. The hops were also bold with a light spicy, citrus character. Not enough to change the beer to a new style, but certainly daring for a Kolsch. Reminds me a lot of Summit's Extra Pale.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A medium white head settles into a thin lacing above a clearish straw golden colored beer.

A light bread like malt blends well with a light hops and yeast sourness.

The taste is on the lighter side with with bready malts and light hops that near border on sour, with a slight hint of something earthy.

There is a slight bitterness to the taste that is transferred through the light dry aftertaste and kind of stays with you on this lightish bodied beer.

A kolsch style beer that I kinda like, I think it's the bitterness and dryness coming through that sells this beer for me, I like me them hops.

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Photo of jlindros
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another Blackstone beer to try thanks to JonnyGalt (Reddit). I love me a good Kolsch done well, so let's see. Best before Sept, 2012.

Pours a lighter fizzy pasty white almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace but leaves some nice looking lacing, over mostly clear golden lemon yellow colored beer.

Nose has some light bready malts, touch of baker's yeast, and a very light herbal earthy hop touch, also some light golden malts with touch of straw.

Taste starts light and toasty, grainy malts and light bready taste, and hint of straw. Then hops again, grassy slightly herbal and earthy hops that are a bit on the side that I don't like that much. Fairly light overall as well. Finish is semi dry with bit more bitterness (which stays light overall), and light grassy herbal hops lingering.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall kinda meh, the malts aren't bad but not perfect for the style, and the hops are a completely different world, not close to what I expected for the style, more destined for a British Pale, and they come through too much IMO.

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Photo of AlexFields
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a really light fairly hazy yellow, thin but attractive head.

Smells a little wheaty, maybe slightly tangy...kinda dull.

Taste is lightly sweet, a little hoppy for a kolsch, spicy and floral hops, mild flavors overall.

Mouthfeel is really good, crisp and very refreshing.

Decent beer. 6.3/10

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: crystal clear, yellow hue, near transparent at glass' bottom, with an average-size sliver foam.

Aroma is mildly hoppy, delicately floral, honeyish.

Taste: mellow, likeable,...faint fruit in the flavor, a drizzle of hops. Light bodied, crisp and clean, dry finish.

I could toss back these with gusto, especially in weather like this...though, I'd get a hankering for something heartier. Just how I am.

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Photo of Gavage
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: clea pale yellow in color with a 1/2" head that falls apart immediately. A few spots of lace dot the glass during the session.

Smell: grass and apple tones are very weak and soft. Tough to pick up any aromas by the nose.

Taste: mild malt sweetness, green apples, pears, and grass are all very mellow on the flavor front. Some very weak bitterness balances the weak sweetness.

Mouthfeel: crisp on the tongue throughout. Light in body. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: very dull and medicore at best on the drinkability scale. After drinking 1/2 the pint I lost interest. Good beer for a typical macro fan.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


A: Transparent pale yellow with a mountain of pillowy foam that slowly recedes.

S: Strong grainy malt presence with a bit of biscuit. Faint granny smith apple notes emanate from the glass, and there's a touch of pear.

T: Soft, grainy, well attenuated malt profile with a light fruity sweetness that reminds me of a blend of pear and apple. There's a whisper of mineral on the back end. Finishes smooth with subtle fruit notes.

M: Medium light in body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and dry.

Overall: A highly drinkable and quite enjoyable Kolsch that shows nice balance between malt and fruity sweetness.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.27/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a sampler: Pours a clear gold color with a thin white head. Barely-there hops aroma. Mild and smooth, like most beers of the style. Not particularly impressive, as the hops flavor is elusive. Finish is a little watery. Maybe good on a hot day but otherwise not really worth it.

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Photo of hopdog
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle acquired in trade with SpringsLicker (thanks!).

Poured a lighter golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of lemons, grains, lightly grassy and I'm picking up a light spiciness. Tastes of lemons, lightly fruity, grain and citrus.

Notes from 11/7/06

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Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty good take on the Kolsch style. Very light and laid-back, with moderate hops bittering and not a lot of malt presence. Easy drinking, but not particularly memorable.

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Photo of Vancer
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear straw yellow pour, lots of thick and creamy eggshell white head. Does a nice lace job along the way.

Woody, with hints of lager malt in the aroma, which move into the quaff along with light biscuit. A hint of sweet malt and hops in the finish add a nice touch. Good hop bite and a medium body make for a solid pale ale.

Good brewery making another good beer.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The crystal clear light straw beer had a huge head which lasted until the last drop was drained from the glass. The aroma was slightly fruity with sweet malt and slight yeast. The flavor was slightly malty, but not overdone with a med light body beer. The finish faded into dry.

A pretty darn good impression of a Kolsch Beer.

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Photo of Chaney
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a cloudy, alka-seltzery orange color, with no head which honestly kinda bugged me given the style.

S: I didn't get much here. Maybe some bready malt, which was faint to put in bluntly.

T: On the taste, I really dug the crisp finish, which was very bready and ALMOST sour.

M: Not much in the way of bitterness, but I did like the light, cushiony carbonation bill. The lacing was mild, with a few blotches here and there.

O: Sometimes beer is best remembered in the environment in which you are drinking it. In this case, I was in my parents house (who my wife and I were visiting on vacation) and enjoyed their company... accompanying a local beer.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale golden. Head is thin but sticks well. Very clear.
S- The aroma is simple but pleasant with a touch of lemon among a bright floral note. On the whole, pleasaing.
T- The flavors aren't quite as sleek as the aroma. The lemon and floral notes are there, but get muddled among a biscuit malt flavor. Faint bitter finish.
M- Light body, with medium-high carb.
O- A middle of the road kolsch that is what the style should be: easy drinking, with a interesting but light flavor. Unfortunately, the promise of the aroma got muddled in the flavor.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#1 of my one stop Southern tour.

Golden body, slightly dull finish, good clarity, topped by three fingers of billowing white foam.

Assertive grassy aroma jumps from the bottle and glass.

Soft malt, lightly sweet, practically dances across the tongue. Hop nip at the swallow balances out the sweetness into the aftertaste. Clean finish with just a pleasant echo of that balances swallow.

Proper light mouthfeel with a bit of a tingle bouning along the tongue.

A prper summer quencher I was glad to try.

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Photo of clvand0
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

OG = 1.047, IBU = 18. Kolsch style. Pours a light golden color with a small head that doesn't stick around long and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. Very clear. The aroma is mild, but there is a trace of malt in there, possibly some noble hops. Flavor was slightly malty with hints of the hops. Crisp and clean. Light body, easy to drink.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fizzy, clear, pale yellow body.

Smell is grainy with some lemon and citrus zest.

Taste is very grainy and somewhat bland, almost alka seltzer like. There's a minue splash of lemon.

Mouthfeel is clean with prickly carbonation..

It's a decent kolsch and went down easy in the Tennessee heat.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very average beer. Golden colored with nice clarity, medium white head that retains well and leaves nice lace. The smell is of pale malts with a hint of fruity hops. The taste is bright, with fruity hints of citrus on top of pale malt. Quite watery, but crisp and refreshing. Easy to drink, just nothing to write home about.

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Photo of sommersb
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 05-21-2012
Freshness: Best by July 2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Blackstone pint glass
Purchased: Received during a brewery tour

Color is a clear, straw yellow, with lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom of my glass. The head is creamy and white, standing 3 fingers high, showing both good retention and lacing.

Aromas are of grassy, hay and floral hops, with some mineral or vegetable smells as well, but overall are not strong.

Taste is lightly fruity and spicy, with a low bitterness of grassy hops. There is also a light malt sweetness in the background.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp on a light body and prickly carbonation. It finishes with spicy flavors and moderately dry.

Overall this isn't my favorite Blackstone beer, but makes for a good thirst quencher on a hot day.

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Photo of Morris729
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale golden amber color with a small white head that quickly vanishes into a trace amount of lace. Nose has some lightly sweet fruitiness with a bit of apple as well as a clean maltiness. Taste is sweet malt, mild caramel, and a hint of fresh pear up front following by a fruity hoppiness. Would make for a very nice summertime beer. Thanks to coldchill for the sample!

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewery in a pint glass. Clear yellow body with lots of carbonation bubbles coming up through the glass. A one-finger white head that settles into a nice, creamy cap and leaves good lacing.

Not getting too much from the aroma. A bit of bready malt and a touch of lemon.

The flavor is a little more impressive: light citrus hops and a sweet malt blend together well for a good taste profile. A very slight bitter note comes along at the end and works well.

Light texture in the mouthfeel and a clean finish. Very good overall for the style. Would be a solid session beer or summer regular.

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Photo of gmfessen
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this as one of the samplers, standard clear-golden color with small amounts of fizz rising from the bottom of the glass. The smell is underwhelming, bits of pale malt is about all I get from this one. The taste is similar with a touch of fruitiness that helps the beer's character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice, creamy carbonation. Overall a ddrinkable beer, not bad at all but not memorable either.

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Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap as a part of the sampler. Not a bad beer here for the style, though I'm not a huge fan of the style, I guess. A nice yellow color with some bone-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is largely of pale malts, making me think macro, though I know it's of much better quality. Taste kind of follows suit--light malts with a bit of lemon and citrus splash. MF is light-bodied, well-carbonated. Refreshing. Good lawnmower beer, though not something I'd go to the pub for.

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Photo of fisherman34
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright gold in colour with medium carbonation. There’s bit of citrus fruit and light wheat maltiness on the nose. The flavors are somewhat cream ale like, with some slightly sweet honey malt notes. The body is relatively light, and it makes for a very drinkable brew. A decent enough summer sipper.

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