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32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 78
Gots: 18 | 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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PDXHops

South Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber consumed about a month after the bottling date, poured into a nonic pint glass.

Pours out a pale gold with a bright white head that's initially a light and frothy 2 fingers, but slowly settles into a denser 1 finger layer that leaves some nice crackly lacing from top to bottom.

Pleasantly light nose of husky grains, light fruitiness and some floral notes. Aside from a delicate malt sweetness, the flavors are surprisingly lively given the smooth aromas. There's a grassy bitterness with a spicy bite of freshly ground white pepper. Finishes quite crisp and crackery with a bit of lemony tang. Medium-light bodied with lively carbonation.

Overall impression: Extremely refreshing and enjoyable brew. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 01:46:23 | More by PDXHops
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consumed on tap at the source 8/15/2008.

So I made my way back down to COAST after a nearly 6 month delay! Graciously welcomed as always, I was thrilled to see them again as well. Sat down and chatted for a while, drinking a few pints while I was there. This one was not quite ready the first time I cam up, so I was glad to see it today.

The pour was wondeful, bright golden yeloow with a slight haze and huge carbonation. Fully frothy white head with great retention adn a good amount of side lace ta boot. Smooth aroma, light grains, hints of light fruit and a slight touch of citric. Easy smooth flavor, hardly a drop goes by that you dont remark as to how easy drinking this is. Light grain, hints of fresh grass like hop notes just barely there, just enough to let you know. Quick clean finish, lots of carbonation, light body, shit pretty damn perfect "Lawnmower beer"(There ya go Bill)

Overall outstanding, probably the best session ale I have had in I dont even know how long. This was intense, tight, perfect. I was in heaven. Thank you Jamie and David for brewing such a wonderful ale. This is the kind of thing that can break a market wide open.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2008 04:17:42 | More by mikesgroove
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patre_tim

China

4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Bright yellow urine like colour, 1 finger white head. Clear filtered, almost no carbonation.

S: Malt, white grape, dry and wine like.

T: Malt, bitter, white grape, white wine, long bitter finnish following the initial bitter in quality. The bitterness is like a white grape fruit rind (as opposed to ruby red) toned down in strength. Dry finnish.

M: balance of body and carbonation makes it smooth. It’s a medium light body with medium low carbonation. Dry finnish.

O: Very pleasant, very balanced, to me it’s a great representation of this style. Keeps me sipping. Would go well with light meats like chicken breast with mozzerella.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 17:26:25 | More by patre_tim
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to FutureCowboy for bringing this bottle to the Sexual Chocolate 2011 release for me. Bottled January 13, 2011. Served in a COAST glass generously extra'ed by FutureCowboy. Thanks!

Pour is gorgeous. Golden-straw body with quite a bit of visible carbonation and a huge white head with great retention. Very creamy head. Loads of lacing. Nose is equally fantastic with some nice front-end notes of grain followed up with some beautiful floral hop notes. The taste mixes light grain and floral hops beautifully with some light fruit notes in the background. Mouthfeel is light with crisp carbonation and a nice finishing bitterness. Insanely drinkable. This is currently the #1 Kolsch and very deservedly so.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 22:48:51 | More by Thorpe429
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Infamous7100

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 21:14:39 | More by Infamous7100
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ne0m00re

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

08/23/10- Had a bomber of this courtesy of a generous trader.
A: Very pale golden, with a nice lingering white head.
S: Mild banana, musty, slightly orange pale malts.
T: Mild orange juice, everything as expected from the smell, lemony with a nice fresh hops finish.
M: Not syrupy, nice bolder mouthfeel.
D: Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 22:49:39 | More by ne0m00re
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to raverjames for sending this in a recent trade.

Pours a clear, pale golden yellow color with a one finger foam white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.

Earthy grassy aroma with nice grassy hops, light crisp fruit, straw and biscuit malt. Hints of faint apple and pear but the earthy grassy hops dominate.

Pretty carbonated up front, probably too much so, with a light crisp sweet yet earthy body and dry effervescent finish. Subtle bready yeast with light crisp fruit notes, namely apple and pear along with a nice earthy, grassy hop presence. The honey used adds some additional sweetness but this beer is excellently balanced and complex. One of the best examples of the style. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 05:11:37 | More by corby112
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KenC

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-12-2013 16:52:35 | More by KenC
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MarvinTheMarzen

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-05-2012 01:49:58 | More by MarvinTheMarzen
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mscudder

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-22-2013 01:29:56 | More by mscudder
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boonejag75

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-22-2013 14:33:12 | More by boonejag75
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-10-2013 04:05:47 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-28-2014 18:38:26 | More by Canada_Dan
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ckk527

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-09-2012 23:10:17 | More by ckk527
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-11-2011 03:38:42 | More by CarolinaKev
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass on 6/14/10

Bottled on 5/14/10

Thanks to PDXHops

Very light yellow color, straw-like; slightly pale. Two fingers of active foam with lots of bubbles rising to the top. Consistently thin retention. Impressive lacing.

The smell of grass, wheat & hay is plentiful; light & airy. Ever-so-subtle hop hints, mild lemon zest. Earthy with a slight mustiness. Buried in back are notions of biscuit & yeast. Overtones of honey sweetness.

Everything that imparts flavor is done with tact; a "greater than the sum of the parts" sort of thing. A mild spiciness leads off & pairs exceptionally with modest swaths of lemon zest. Wheat & grass tones are settled throughout. Toasted malts manifest toward the finish. Integration is awesome; everything in it's place. Not overly sweet.

32/50 Kolsch is light in body. Initially I expected rather high carbonation (after observing the pour). Indeed, with each pour the carbonation is rather prickly toward the beginning, but it mellows over time, allowing a different take on the flavor components. The finish is zesty & somewhat dry.

This is definitely a case of "less is more." Drinkability is superb. The only way I imagine this could be better would be on tap. Recommended with ease. On a side note - COAST, thank you for dating your bottles.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 18:14:32 | More by Ryan011235
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-31-2013 21:38:31 | More by mikeincharleston
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-17-2011 17:19:37 | More by jkane101
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HazardousBrewer

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-18-2012 23:58:07 | More by HazardousBrewer
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stonequarrywest

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-09-2012 00:32:26 | More by stonequarrywest
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Jefe73

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-29-2012 13:17:36 | More by Jefe73
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-29-2012 15:44:31 | More by sendbeer
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-10-2012 00:53:12 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-23-2012 16:09:41 | More by Satchboogie
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-27-2012 04:26:48 | More by RoryOMoore
32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.