32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by Willibomb:
4.88/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A- As golden as the sun in South Carolina, this beer pours with a big head and diminishes into a crystal clear golden pint. It could be mis-understood for a simple beer, but just wait!
S- As you take a smell, you notice that this is not just a domestic, it has scents of spice and corriander. In addition, you can smell the grain, and not the force carbonation that haunts many light beers. This is the first chance you have to realize that this beer is quite exceptional.
T- This is possibly the most important quality of a light beer. People don't generally approace a Kolsch as a challenge as they would a baltic porter or an imperial stout. This beer is refreshing and light with a pronounced grain flavor with a light spice note that has to be tasted more than once to fully understand what just happened in your mouth! that kicks over to the freshest hop finish I have ever tasted in any style of beer!
M- The downside to many light beers are in this catagory. This one is good, but falls into the same trap of having a light and watery edge that cannot be dodged. I would likely be disappointed with anything else for the style, but I just think it is a downfall to the style in general.
D- This is where the beer really shines. When I drink this beer, I feel as though I could continue to drink it forever! I never grow tired of the classic flavor with the artistic hints of spice in a summer mainstay. This beer is better than anything out of Cologne, and you can find it right here in South Carolina.
In summary, this beer is in my top 10 that I have ever tried. Not only is it the best session beer I have ever had, it is so stylistically difficult to present a classic Kolsch and still wow the un-informed drinker away from their bud's. If anyone has ever attempted a Kolsch, you can appreciate the dedication to quality in this brew and the organic ingredients and spice choices, shows that the brewers of this ale are truely taking the style to the next step!
If you make this the first Kolsch, you will love the style for the rest of you life!
Serving type: growler
05-20-2009 19:58:48 | More by Willibomb
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3.99/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, crystal-clear, golden-yellow coloring with a halo of bubbly, white head. Nose of toasted grains, wet hops, and a heavy, floral highlight. Flavors of biscuit, butter, jasmine, bitter hops, and tangy sweetness. Very balanced and clean. Smooth and light in mouth, with a clean, crisp finish. Aftertaste is clean, with hints of hops spice and bitterness. Great brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 04:07:53 | More by GarthDanielson
4.41/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle into a tall tulip
A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a finger of fluffy white head. Retention is good, lacing is excellent.
S: Very refreshing - lemon zest mixed with a light to moderate graininess and an earthy, lightly floral hop aroma. Bright, well balanced, I wouldn't change a thing.
T: Graininess comes out a little stronger in the flavor, along with a light fruity sweetness. Hops come across as quite earthy with a light floral accent.
M: Medium thickness with a fairly strong carbonation.
O: The aroma on this beer is remarkable. Balanced, complex, refreshing - everything I want in a Kolsch. The flavor is a touch heavy without quite the same brightness I got in the aroma, but it is still excellent. I love this beer. I wish Coast distributed it to Atlanta.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2013 23:56:59 | More by coreyfmcdonald
3.74/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on: 06/28/13
Pale straw yellow color covered with a small, creamy, pure-white head. Subtle fruit, soft malty sweetness, grass, and low sulfery yeast aromas. Grass and lemon hop bitterness, subtle fruity yeast, apple dryness, faint sweet toasted grain. Creamy smooth, a bit under-carbonated. Pretty nice and authentic, though honestly, after a few glasses now, it's never really grabbed my attention all that much.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2013 01:34:43 | More by wedge
32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
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