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32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company

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92
outstanding

274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 88
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007

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.
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Photo of ne0m00re
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of corby112
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Infamous7100
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of champ103
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Griffon in Charleston SC.

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden orange color. A pillowing, white head forms with excellent retention and lace.
S: Bread and biscuit malts. Lightly toasted with some cereal grains. Grassy, earthy, and floral hops. The malts and the hops mingle together perfectly here.
T: More of that great bread and biscuit malts. Like baked bread and cereal grains. Hops come next, with a grassy, earthy, and herbal character. I love it.
M/D: A light to medium body. Very effervescent, crisp, clean, and dry. So easy to drink. All day with this, and perfect for the hot summer months here.

Lots of character, and so easy to drink. A near perfect example of the style. Highly recommended.

32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.