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32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 83
Gots: 19 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our take on a kolsch style ale that is soft on the palate with a delicate malt flavor. Balanced with a touch of wheat and honey notes .Dry and wine like with a flowery hop finish.

(Beer added by: MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007)
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Photo of womencantsail
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a hazy pale golden color with a thin layer of white head on top.

S: The nose is very buttery, which I was not expecting, nor did I find pleasing. There is a touch of light malt with a mild yeast aroma.

T: The diacetyl is present, but not to the extent that it exists in the nose. There is a slight malty sweetness, and a moderate bitterness which provides a welcomed bit of balance.

M: Somewhat light in body, but it works with the rather light feeling of the beer overall. The carbonation is moderate.

D: This kind of "tastes like beer"--in the sense most non-beer drinkers would describe. Nothing really all that good about this beer, unfortunately.

womencantsail, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of IrishColonial
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

IrishColonial, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

jaswilson2, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of josephwa
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

josephwa, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of ColdOne
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

ColdOne, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Pils glass.

Pours over 1 finger of foamy white head. Great retention with a ton of lace. Color is a clear straw yellow. Active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Pale malts, floral earthy hops. Biscuit flavors. Pretty simple as it should be.

Taste: Huge flower hop profile. Almost weedy like. Pale, bready malt profile. Earthy is a good word to describe this beer.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and bitter. Light body with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends with a dry floral taste that sticks around forever.

Overall, the aftertaste wasn't too clean which really bugged me. I would rather have a kolsch clean and refreshing. It was pretty decent otherwise. I didn't detect any of the honey, but I did get some herbal notes. Decent drinkability.

mothman, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of nickfl
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A light gold body with slight haze, topped by a one finger head of bone white foam. The head settles quickly and leaves moderate lace.

S - A light grainy aroma of malt with some herbal hops and perhaps a hint of sulphur.

T - Very light, dry malt up front with a toasted bread note. Some herbal hops in the middle with just a hint of malt. Finishes with very light bitterness and minor, earthy hop notes as well as a lingering note of very weak malt sweetness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - This is an extremely light beer that doesn't quite deliver the wheat and honey notes promised on the label. There is some nice herbal hop character hinted at in the aroma, but it fails to follow through in the flavor. There is a good balance between the very light malt and the fleeting hop flavor and bitterness, but both could stand to be turned up a bit. This isn't a bad beer, but I think they have erred on the light side of the Kolsch style. This is more of a blonde or cream ale, it would need a bit more malt and hop presence to make it a Kolsch.

nickfl, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kolsch! The name refers to the lat./long. coordinates of the brewery but does not give much away in terms of style. That is what I refer to as "too clever by half". Oh well.

It was presented in a room-temperature glass with a thin, bone-white head with moderate retention. The color was spot on - a beautiful, deep-golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was muted, slightly malty, but not terribly present. Mouthfeel was medium with a light, dry, lemony taste on the tongue. Finish was dry and refreshing. This would be perfect on a hot, humid day such as the one that I was experiencing in Charleston, SC.

woodychandler, Jul 05, 2008
Photo of wedge
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

wedge, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of crwrunner
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

crwrunner, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Kmlund, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

exposur3, Dec 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

mendvicdog, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

ygtbsm94, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

KG710, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Davepoolesque, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

james582, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

N_Schleret, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Holland, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

juliusseizure, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Urbancaver
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brought over by w113raf

Pours murky and yellow. A bit of head but it dissipates quickly. Smells a bit hoppy and yeasty. Tastes a bit bitter and hoppy and yeasty. Very tasty. Smooth and crisp and highly drinkable. Overall a great kolsch. Not my favorite style but tasty enough ;)

Urbancaver, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of grayburn
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am ecstatic that COAST has hit Myrtle Beach. About f'ng time if you ask me. This brewery has been hyped to the extreme and I need to test their wares.

The beer pulls a crystal golden color, with a solid head of tiny bubbles that just don't want to leave. The lacing is nice.

The smell is light malt and bready notes with a wee bit of alcohol in the back.

The taste follows the nose, there is little flavor, but the beer is extremelt crisp and refreshing. This is an excellent summer beer to drink in large quantities. Good Job Coast, I cannot wait to get some more of your offerings.

grayburn, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Alieniloquium, May 25, 2013
32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.