Bell City Elijah's Real McCoy

Bell City Elijah's Real McCoy

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Brewed by Bell City Brewing Company

Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Kölsch

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

22 International Bittering Units

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Elijah’s Real McCoy is a bright, copper-coloured lager, brewed in the style of traditional beers from the Cologne region of Germany. This subtle, easy-drinking lager is light in both body and appearance, and the maltiness is subdued by the delicate-sharpness of the hops. Our latest beer pays homage to the great, Canadian inventor, Elijah McCoy, born in 1844 to fugitive slaves in Colchester, Ontario. As a mechanical engineer, specializing in the lubrication of steam engines, Elijah’s inventions were widely reputed to be of such high quality and precision that customers were only interesting in owning “the real McCoy”; giving birth to the phrase that we use today to men “the real thing”. When brewing our bright, copper-colour, Kolsch-style lager, we stuck to tradition to emulate the Kolsch’s brewed in Cologne, Germany at the dawn of the 20th Century. Only a beer of this style that is actually brewed in Cologne is permitted to be called a Kolsch (a German adjective meaning “Cologne-ish”), but at Bell City Brewing we believe we are as close as possible to “The Real McCoy”.

ID: 61648 Last updated 5 years ago Added to database 5 years ago

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Overall Rank35716
Overall Percentile25
Style Rank245 of 382
Style Percentile35.9
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.2
Average Score3.067
Weighted Score3.034
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • PALEALERIDER 2247 reviews
    rated 3.0 2 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Tall can from LCBO. Pours a fairly big frothy off-white head and has a pale golden light coppery appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Average carbonation. Aromas of grains, grass and herbs. Flavours are sweet and malty overall, some mild wheat and grainy notes. Somewhat of a wet mouthfeel. Light bodied.

  • CHOPZ 5660 reviews
    rated 3.2 2 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Can that pours an amber colour, clean with golden highlights. The light-beige head is frothy, has decent stay and some small patches of lace. Caramel malt aromas with some grassiness. The taste is where the Kölsch shows up a bit, with the cereal grain notes. The hops in the finish is where this ends. Yeah, really hoppy for the style. Still a decent hopped Vienna kind of brew.

  • CYRENAICA 2147 reviews
    rated 3.0 2 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    473ml can
    5.0% ABV
    Canned On: October 24, 2018
    LCBO #457 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Yonge / Eglinton)
    April 23, 2019
    The beer pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a thin bubbly head which recedes to a long lasting film. The aroma is grains, earthy hops, yeast, and some wet grass. The mouthfeel is weak to medium bodied with below average carbonation. The flavour is grassy malt, some light peppery spice notes, and a weak bitter finish.

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