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Chaser Pale | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Chaser PaleChaser Pale

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 142
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 veech
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure whether I was just in need of a lighter beer at the time I sampled this one at a local beer fest or what, but man was it good. A: Light gold with a nice thick head and moderate laicng. S: Graininess predominately with a fair amount of corn aroma T: Light crisp and refreshing with grain and malts trumping any hop flavors. M: Thin but appropriate D: Extremely drinkable and a good choice for any session that would occur in warmer weather.

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

Brilliant gold with a fast-receding white head. Aroma is faint toasty malts and whiffs of spicy, grassy hop - clean.

Starts with a toasted grain maltiness before the hops come to play, tossing some bitterness onto the palate and faint grassy, noble-hop-spicy flavors around the rest of the mouth. Slightly thin, but I don't want a massive Kolsch dammit! Finishes with a clean, lightly toasted malt and grassy hop balanced aftertaste. No off flavors to speak of.

Very drinkable, this one! Thanks to BA Potsie for the bopple!

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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 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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Photo of LuckySevens82
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of Ninjaworm.
Pours a very clear, very pale golden color with just a hint of orange. Head is minimal as is lacing.
Smell is grains, some musty fruits, and just a hint of nobel homes.
Taste is very clean. Sweet grain, definite fruitiness, hops are much more pronounced. Fairly straight forward.
Mouthfeel is good, carbonation could be a bit better, but still good.
Overall, very drinkable, and quite enjoyable. Very glad to have tried this one. It's hard to make a good Kolsh, and Blackstone seems to have succeeded.

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Photo of John1985
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a light gold color and a nice white head that dissipates rather quickly. Intensely fresh aroma with a good burst of hop flavor up front, malt dominates the middle and finish. A modest but refreshing beer. Probably very good with food but rather boring by itself. A good transition beer to win converts to more flavorful beers.

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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 KroMagnon
4.27/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the 2004 Brewer's Jam in Knoxville TN, which this brewery has attended since the first event I think. The color is golden, with some slight head, probably hindered by the serving conditions. The aroma features euro-maltiness and a hint of saaz hops, spicy and minty. The beer features a crisp finish, nicely bittered, with great malt flavors that are subtle but very complimentary for the hop notes. The hop flavor is nice and strong without being overbearing. I haven't had a "real Kolsch" from Cologne but this has got to be pretty darn close. Great!

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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 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 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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Chaser Pale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
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