Stone Spröcketbier

Stone Spröcketbier

Rated 3.667 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Rye Beer

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

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Rick and Robbie’s Spröcketbier is the first ever winner of the Stone Spotlight Series brewing competition. A black rye Kölsch-style ale, it arose victorious over 18 other impressive entries ranging from barrel-aged stouts to fruit-laced sour beers and nearly everything in-between. A uniquely dark spin on this traditionally light-bodied German beer style, Spröcketbier delivers mild roast, effervescence and floral yeast presence in tremendously balanced form with the high level of drinkability that is the Kölsch style’s hallmark. Look for it on draft and in bottles in select markets throughout the country, along with the duo that created it, Quality Production Assurance Lead Rick Blankemeier and Production Warehouse Lead Robbie Chandler.

ID: 56914 Last updated 2 months ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank1551
Overall Percentile97.1
Style Rank8 of 303
Style Percentile97.4
Lowest Score3.8
Highest Score4.3
Average Score4.000
Weighted Score3.667
Standard Deviation0.179

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  • IBREW2OR3 1171 reviews
    rated 3.9 2 months ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Rated July 2014. 22zo bomber (OK Stone, I’ve been lucky enough to feast on fresh Kolsch in Cologne a few times and loved it. This had better be good or else :) ). The bomber pours with a very un-Kolsch like body that’s very dark and supporting a full mocha head. Wow. The aroma offers up chocolate malts, light citrus hops, spicy hops and then smooth smelling dark roasted maltiness. Very different aroma but it fits together nicely. The taste starts with a pleasing mix of dark roasted malts, a dash of chocolate malts and then bitter hops that build into sort of a lime and bitter floral hoppiness. The hop bitterness and the malt dark roastiness merge toward the finish in a complimentary manner. This is pretty crisp and stays far away from the sweet dreadful over sweet Kolsch that is all too common with American (failed) attempts at the style. This is a very cool brew and it actually has slivers of the Kolsch experience in its freshness, crispness and in the periphery of the hop bill. I like it.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours opaque coffee brown with a thin but fine-bubbled head. Roast malt aroma has chocolate, rye, earthy and nutty notes. Flavor trots toasty, chocolate, rye, and muted coffee and charcoal tones. Firm texture is smooth and a little fizzy. Catch your gear in this sprocket!

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on 9/18/2104. This rye black Kolsch(?) pours a deep black color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is roasty malts, a touch of rye and some sweetness. A medium bodied dark rye beer. The malts are roasty and sweet, malty and grainy. The hops are spicy and herbal. Decent carbonation. A nice mix and match of rye spiciness, caramel malts, dark fruit and chocolate malts. Very easy drinking. Not sure what I was expecting with this beer, after reading the write up. But I kind of like it. Would make a decent session ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Black with ruby highlights and a thick cap of tan foam. Dark malt aroma, a little burnt and roasted with bitter chocolate, faint hop character. Soft on the palate, light bodied with modest carbonation, smooth and a bit dry from the dark grains. Malty with moderate bitterness up front, chocolate and a hint of toffee/hops mid-palate, finishing on the bitter side. Lingering citrus/lemon bitterness. Overall, it was pretty decent, didnt even taste like a kolsch.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A black colored beer with a big frothy textured brown head rising above. There's great hang time on the head. It settles eventually into a thick ringlet and persistent cap. Rye and an earthiness in the nose. Spicy rye malt and earth grassiness in the tasting. Moderate bodied, crisp and easy drinking crispness

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours like a schwarz color wise. Nice head. Good aroma of rye and dark malts with a pilsner like hop undertone. Flavor refreshing, but fairly complex all the same. Good hybrid style.

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