Alphabet City Easy Blonde Ale

The other half opened this one, which we picked up from Half Time. For some reason, the label didn’t look like it would be a kolsch. Either way, I was interested to give this one a try. This is a relatively new brewery that only offers three different types of beers. They have a brown ale, a West coast IPA and this kolsch. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 4.7%

Style: Kolsch

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This crisp, light-bodied golden ale has hints of citrus and white pepper and is lagered to give it a smooth, crisp finish. This Brew’s promiscuous drinking appeal makes it the easy choice for a smooth, light beer.”

Random: The last time I had a kolsch was October. I thought it was longer than that. Before that, it was in June 2014 in Philly.

This beer poured with a relatively thick for the style, one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was more grassy than expected with some grain and herbaceousness. The taste had a very intense medicinal quality for the style that was not only unexpected, but unpleasant. It was grassy as well with some bread. The body was light with moderate carbonation. It had a long finish with grass and bread. For $2.19 a bottle, this beer wasn’t worth it to me. The flavors were a bit off for a kolsch. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0