32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.43/5 rDev +6%
Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle! About 6 oz poured into a beer mug.
A: Pours a light straw color with a surprising amount of cloudiness and strong looking carbonation. The head is a two finger white color with good retention and texturing.
S: Grassy hops and neutral malts - it doesn't blow me away with its aroma, but I can tell it's a very high quality product.
T: Incredibly smooth, with an initial hit of lemony esters. I love the finish, it's just about perfectly bitter with the grassy hops and balanced delicately. Slight touches of subtle complexity add to the experience of this. Just insanely good, plain and simple.
M: Light, crisp, refreshing, and just amazing. I have nothing to complain about here, it's so drinkable and easygoing without being boring.
O: Oh, wow. This one lives up to the hype in my opinion - I could totally kill multiple bombers of this in an hour's time; the drinkability is insane. I'm gonna search this one out in the future.
09-29-2012 20:12:21 | More by ThisWangsChung
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4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
Had at McHales in Fort Mill. Poured into a pint glass. The color on this beer is exactly what you would expect. Nice head. The smell was nice, nothing overbearing but really enjoyable. The taste followed the smell. Wonderful balance. The mouthfeel wasn't thin, but spot on. Overall, I drained this beer quickly. It's highly drinkable and really something that you can see yourself drinking 3 or 4 before you realized it. It was a pleasure.
05-18-2011 15:10:06 | More by PatLarsen
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
Tried this courtesy of Ding - thank you sir!
Pours a crystal-clear pale straw color with a thin white head that quickly recedes into a wispy layer of bubbles on top. Solid lacing.
Smells of pale malts and noble hops - mildly sweet with an underlying grassy aroma.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Light malt sweetness is soon joined by a mild bitterness that does just enough to produce a clean finish. As with the smell there's a grassy undertone.
Mouthfeel is good. It's light, but that's to be expected, and the carbonation is crisp.
Drinkability is good. I could easily have a few of these, and the low ABV is conducive to that.
Overall this is a solid beer for the style, although I have to admit I'm still developing an appreciation for said style. This would be a great summer beer, to be enjoyed while playing bocci ball. Thanks again to Ding for sharing this.
01-19-2009 17:05:02 | More by glid02
4.08/5 rDev -2.4%
Review from notes. Consumed at the Moo Bar.
A: Pours a golden yellow color with a large white, foamy head on top, very fizzy. Pretty good retention, leaving some streaky lacing down the sides.
S: Plenty of lemon citrus up front, grassy hops, and a little bit of spice. Faint bready malts.
T: Light bready malt mixed with lemon and plenty of grass. Slightly sweet finish with a touch of honey.
M: Light to medium bodied, very crisp and easy drinking.
O: Beginning to like Kolschs more and more. Another great beer for a hot day.
01-31-2012 20:57:06 | More by mdaschaf
4.28/5 rDev +2.4%
Obtained in trade (a generous extra) from mikesgroove (thanks!). Bottled on November 26th, 2009. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Uerige stange.
Pale, lightly hazy (traditionally this style is filtered to a brilliant clarity), Naples-yellow body topped by a healthy column of creamy magnolia foam. The head recedes to a thin but persistent layer with minute delicate bubbles holding together eroded arches of lacing.
Light malt, floral, and honey aromatics with faint fermented sour apple and white grape notes as well.
Delicate flavor profile with clean malt, unripe pears, and a slight fruitiness on the palate. As it warms, it is as if the pears ripen a bit and more mead/honey notes emerge. Thankfully, hops contribute a drying bitterness which is quietly joined by wheat to smooth out the mineral-laden finish. I'm on the fence about the wheat - on the one hand it is contributing a nice balance and a bit of body - but it does vaguely bring to mind an adjunct lager.
Well carbonated, crisp, medium-light bodied, and very well attenuated.
An excellent beer for a hot day, and an interesting domestic variant on this subtle style.
01-16-2010 19:30:39 | More by augustgarage
3.93/5 rDev -6%
Procured by my epic best neighbors ever on their trip back to the states. My first ever beer from Coast Brewing Company, CBC, poured from the bomber into my pilsner cup...
A - Clear dehydrated piss yellow, with one finger of white cap carbonation leaves lacing down the glass.
S - Sweet, cut grass, and wheat on the nose. I wish I could detect more.
T - Refreshing wheat, with a small bite of hop in the front adding spice. Smooth pilsner malt keeps it down to earth.
M - Full body, brilliant large and medium bubble carbonation, nice and chewy. Possibly the best bodied kolsch I've ever had.
CBC thank you, hands down the best Kolsch I have ever tasted. The flavor and mouthfeel are superb.
07-17-2013 10:07:52 | More by JoeAmerican77
3.9/5 rDev -6.7%
Many, many thanks to kkipple for the bottle. Always stoked to try out a new Coast brew.
32°/50° pours a very light yellow/straw color. It's relatively clear, and looks even less colorful with backlighting. A soft, modest white head covers it. It stands about a finger tall, and falls to a surface covering quickly. Lacing was moderate. Much more than I expected in that department. Given the style...not bad at all.
The nose is alright. Generally speaking, I don't get much out of the nose in Kölsch style beers. This one isn't materially better. Initially, it strikes me as a little weak. There are some sweet, malty notes. It's definitely earthy and slightly grainy smelling. Honey is noted. The x factor here is hops. They're very much present and accounted for. They're floral in character and smell nice. I don't know that I've encountered that in this style before. Alcohol is not noticeable. No surprise there.
The flavor is pretty good. I'm not the biggest fan of the style, but this one's pretty damn good. A nice, semi-sweet, malty base is noted right off the bat. It's earthy and grainy. Honey is relatively strong in the mix and adds much to the overall flavor. I really like that addition. Light lemon also adds some depth. Hops steal the show in a sense. I'm not accustomed to a nice hop presence in this style. This one has it, and it's all the better for it. They're definitely floral, and complement the earthy notes so well. I'm impressed. Alcohol is buried. It finishes with a honey/hop combo.
32°/50° has a light body that goes down easy. Carbonation is light and restrained. Its body is too light to really feel smooth, but I don't think that's uncharacteristic of the style. Drinkability is good. This is one tasty Kölsch, and it'd go down all too well on a hot day. A bomber is no problem at all.
Coast Brewing Company brews good beer. I'm not the biggest fan of Kölsch, but this one's impressive. It really succeeds because of the honey/hop presence. They add a lot to the overall flavor and character of the beer. I'm still not the biggest fan of the style, but this one is certainly impressive. Definitely worth seeking out, especially if you're into Kölsch.
05-01-2010 04:20:01 | More by prototypic
4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
Bottled on 5/2/11. It poured a hazy yellow with a tall white head. Wow, this has every nuanced flavor you'd expect from a kolsch, but dialed to 11. I'm not saying this is over the top, or too rich, or even unbalanced. It's like the brewery has just found a better way to make a kolsch, one that surpasses any German original I've tried.
Anyways, the beer opens with a light sulfur and mineral-rich water in the aroma and flavor.That's quickly followed up by dry, toasty grains and a light touch of a caramel and honey. A mild hit of earthy hops kicks in with a little lemon citrus, but then the beer returns to the clean, place barley.
Before I know it, I've nearly finished off the bomber. This is a hell of a session beer, but also something you could slowly sip and pick apart. Hell of a beer.
05-16-2011 01:40:46 | More by tempest
3.88/5 rDev -7.2%
On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.
Appearance - Clear golden body. Slightly yellowish. Not much of a head but some nice lace.
Smell - Grainy with an earthy hop. Lots of wheat. Some pale malts. Clean.
Taste - Pretty good clean kolsch. Very wheaty. Lots of pilsener malt. Brightened a bit by a hop bit. A bit of pine. Earthy finish. Grainy in the back.
Mouthfeel - Easy drinking. Medium light body. Grain and hops keep this fresh.
Overall - Excellent clean kolsch. I'm taking a bottle of this home.
05-25-2013 15:11:08 | More by Alieniloquium
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
22 oz bottle into a stange.
Pours a fairly clear gold, with just the slightest bit of an unfiltered haze to it, and several dense fingers of of shiny bright-white foamy head. This retains with a rich 3/4 cap that leaves thick frothy swathes of lace back. The aroma is light and airy in the nose, with floral spice, lemon zest, and sweet toasty wheat character giving this a pleasant zesty pop.
The taste is quite lively in the mouth, with a lightly prickly and drying hop character that is backed by a splash of fruit and grainy toasted sweetness across the tongue. Dryness and leftover fruitiness spreads out in the mouth, giving this a refreshing finish. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied but still crisp on the palate, with an easy smoothness that helps keep this very drinkable.
This was just an all around solid take on the Kölsch-style and another great offering from COAST, with an easy drinking crispness and a good amount of flavor presence for a sub 5% beer. This would go down perfectly on a warm spring or summer day.
03-04-2010 18:04:53 | More by Kegatron
4.55/5 rDev +8.9%
Poured into my pint glass with a very thin head. And unremarkable pale yellow color. Very clear.
Smells malty and bready. Perhaps some light citrus notes and some sweetness, which I presume to be honey.
Taste is great for the style. Sweet up front and some light hoppiness toward the back. Great balance of between the hops and malt. The honey makes a nice addition here. Outstanding.
Medium to high carbonation but extremely crisp and smooth. Slightly dry toward the end, with bit of sweet hang.
Overall a great beer for the style. It meets the requirements in all departments except appearance but that is easily forgiven. Wonderful spring/summer beer, but would be tasty enough to have any time of year.
07-09-2011 21:14:39 | More by Infamous7100
4.05/5 rDev -3.1%
Served from tap into a Foothills shaker. Poured a hazy straw yellow with a half finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, rye, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, gain, fruit, banana, subtle spices, and rye. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I had just recently had a bottle of this one that was aged and I have to say that I enjoyed the aged version better than this one. While this one was still pretty good, the rye component as I saw it was a little strong and covered up a lot of the more mellow flavors going on here. If this would not have been the case it would have definitely received higher marks as the bottle did. Still a very solid offering from COAST that everyone should try at least once.
11-08-2011 12:30:28 | More by thagr81us
32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.