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32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 76
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
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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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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle into pint glass.

Pours a dull straw-gold, very little head - maybe a bit of white head shows through with an aggressive pour, but it doesn't last much longer than a second or two. Adjusted slightly upward because, at 20%, appearance is worth way too much.

Nose is light but clear - a bit fruity, some cereal grain, just a bit of floral hops.

Taste is... well, tasty. Subtle, dry, and floral up front, fantastically crisp and integrated flavor just begs for another sip. Hops are there and lend so much to the flavor without ever leaping out at you the way one who mainly drinks American beers is used to - floral and a bit fruity, only a hint of grainy sweetness lies underneath, with a very subtle bitterness lingering briefly on the finish. Beautifully executed.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, well-carbonated and dry. Flavorful and perfectly balanced, every sip simply begs for another - near perfect drinkability. Very nice take on what is one of my favorite all-time styles.

To those who say it needs "more flavor" to truly be labeled a kolsch - I respectfully disagree. The aim is perfectly true on this one in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 20:04:28 | More by JohnQVegas
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PatLarsen

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2011 15:10:06 | More by PatLarsen
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 01:40:46 | More by tempest
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scottyshades

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this bottle, HopArt, and Belafonte growler at Green's in Greenville.

A: Bomber pours a light straw color with a little cloudiness. The head is small, wispy, and retains decently, leaving lots of foam on the glass.

S: Wheat, light malts, and earthy/grassy hops. Grainy and bready as well. Pretty mellow nose, and the hops give this a nice touch.

T: Lighter in flavor, thus making this very drinkable. Earthy/grassy/ slightly twangy hops on top of a pale malt, wheat, and grains. Slight touch of sweetness and caramel.

MF/D: Low ABV + lots of mellow flavor = highly drinkable. Very balanced, and very to style. Awesome beer.

Notes: This is my second COAST offering aside from Boy King, and man, this brewery is impressive. Too bad I have to drive 40 minutes away to get some. Up next is HopArt and Belafonte

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 00:09:18 | More by scottyshades
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bottle (bottled on 7/13/10) received in a great trade with jpmclaug. Big thanks for this one! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours an extra pale straw yellow color with pretty good clarity...just a hint of haze. A thick pillow of creamy, dense white foam forms on top and hangs around for a long time. Thick sheets of lacing left on the glass.

S - Grainy and wheaty up front with lots of grassy hops. big whiff of hay and a very light lemony citrus aroma. Very nice.

T - Grainy at the base with lots of crisp grassy hops. Very clean, almost too clean...makes me think more of a fine German Pils instead of a Kolsch. There is just the slightest touch of citrusy lemon in here which sets apart from the Pils profile.

M - Crisp and sharp bitterness with a long lingering aspect to it. The soft malt sweetness that sits at the base is really the starting point to this beer. Very subtle sweetness that plays into the lemony aspects of the beer. So clean tasting and refreshing. Carbonation level is on the high side and causes the flavors to fill the mouth completely riding on prickly waves of bubbles.

D - Very drinkable beer. I could see myself sitting on my deck all day and not moving...maybe I should have saved this for the holiday weekend. Low alcohol at 4.8% makes this extra good. A true session beer with tons and tons of flavor. This should satisfy any craft beer drinker...outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 00:29:42 | More by portia99
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scottfrie

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into SA perfect pint glass. Big thanks to craytonic for this one.

A: Pours a slightly hazy bright lemon color with a dense couple fingers of eggshell white head. Head took forever to slowly receded into an oily film that left a few streaks of fine lace.
S: Bright spicy yeast notes with a touch of grassy and herbal hops. Pale grainy malt and wheat undertones persist throughout. Very clean and fresh smelling.
T: Flavor follows the nose. I'm no expert in this style, but it's almost like an extremely light tripel. There is a soft fruitiness to the flavor reminiscent to apples or apricots. Finish has light notes of grain and wheat, and the aftertaste is a tad bitter.
M: Medium-light body with a slightly oily yet slightly dry mouthfeel that is very crisp and refreshing. Soft carbonation compliments the lightly bitter aftertaste.
D: This is my first introduction to the style, but I love this beer. It is so very light and refreshing but still has a rich, fairly complex flavor and uses ale yeast instead of lager. Thank you very much Matt for introducing me to this style!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 03:11:29 | More by scottfrie
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this at the Battery soccer game last week. Yes, they sell this at the local semi-pro soccer games! Anyway, it was a great beer for the time, especially since it was a bit hot out. It had a nice light fruit/wheat taste to it, as well as a malty backbone. The slight hint of the hops didn't overpower the others. The head was thick and creamy, even lasted a while in a plastic cup. Definitely going to have another at tonights game! Go Battery!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2009 20:33:06 | More by JISurfer
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temperature.

L - Straw-to-pale gold color with a thick bubbly 2 finger white head. Crystal clear, pretty nice retention, a decent amount of carbonation, nice lacing.

S - Definitely malty, some yeasty wheat-like banana aromas, a hint of lemon, maybe a touch of earthy, grassy hops.

T - Sweet bready maltiness and honey flavors up front with some slightly spicy, grassy, floral hop bitterness coming in at the end. Perfectly balanced.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, mouth-tingling carbonation, with a crisp, slightly bitter, and very dry finish. Nice and refreshing for sure.

O - This is an amazingly balanced and tasty beer and is perfect for a summer day. You get malty sweetness and hop bitterness, refreshing dryness and carbonation, and a lower ABV to keep you going in the heat. As someone who's not too crazy about weizens, this is a great alternative for a thirst-quencher.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 00:31:05 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

So glad to grab a bottle of this in the Midlands. Pale straw golden pour has a fizzy white head that billows up and sticks around. Lots of carbonation, like a pilsner and an aroma of light grains, various melons and fruit salad. Taste is smooth and fresh with a nice kick. Lots of green grapes in the taste before a mild fruity sweetness takes over. Some buttery caramel also present, but there are enough hops present to give this brew a great body and taste. Finishes sweet and crisp. Perfect spring or summer beer here. My new favorite Kolsch.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 04:44:38 | More by saintwarrick
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pour is a hazy golden yellow, nice head and lacing.

Smell: Nice light crisp malt, touch of citrus lemon, hay and sweet grass

Taste: Light sweet malts with a perfect dose of hops, you could drink this all day.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp; refreshing

Drinkability: You could drink this all day long; I have never cared for this style but liked this one!

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2010 14:01:46 | More by craytonic
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jsanford

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my COAST pint glass.

A - Clear, glowing gold with a nice white head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass.
S - Sweet pale malt and earthy noble hops, with a "toasted" aroma. Very clean.
T - More sweet biscuit malt with grassy, earthy hops. There's a slight buttery apple flavor, and some nice bitterness in the finish.
M - Light bodied with crisp, sharp carbonation.
D - Excellent drinkability, this is about as good as it gets for a sessionable "Lawnmower" beer.

Another top-notch brew from Jamie and David!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 22:33:20 | More by jsanford
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to Mikesgroove for sending me this beer. It is my first brew from Coast and I'm looking forward to it.

32/50 has a body that is a bright, clear yellow. There are a ton of fast moving carbonation bubbles that fly to the surface to join a head that is easily two and a half fingers. The head is thick and foamy, it has great retention and it leaves thick, sticky sheet and rings of lacing on my glass.

The aroma is big on the clean, malty side with light sweetness and a clean cracker aroma. A slight bit of earthy hops in the back and a decent amount of fruits with pear being the most noticeable.

Up front, 32/50 has a malt base that features flavors of biscuit, a hint of butter and a noticeable wheat flavor/twang. Some dry, flowery hops are in the middle, adding just a hint of bitterness. Just a hint of light fruits like pear and green apple are in the background. A good amount of slightly sweet honey pops up in the finish and lingers even after the beer is gone.

The body is light, well-carbonated, and very dry in the finish.

I cannot tell by the bottled on date whether this beer was bottled on 1/14/09 or 11/4/09. I would guess that the date is in November based on the taste, but it is possible that I'm wrong. For a beer with such low ABV, 32/50 packs a lot of flavor, and it is truly something I could drink quite a few of on a summer day. Right on for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 00:26:39 | More by Hojaminbag
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very golden with mustard hues. Very white thick single finger head with good retention and lots of lacing. A very attractive brew. Aroma is as buiscutty as they come with some light banana/pineapple notes and grain mixed in. Flavor is heavy on the wheat and biscuit up front with transition to a subtle spicy yeast and noble hops like finish. Honey notes aren't there for me. Light to medium in body with moderate to high carbonation. An excellent kolsch which for me are usually too dry and bland whereas this one is not overly dry and has a traditional flavor with some additions to make it more interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 23:32:40 | More by kylehay2004
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to jahuneyc for the hook-up.

A - Bright lemon-yellow, slightly cloudy and topped with a ridiculous tower of white billowing froth. Huge lace ensues. This looks exceptional.

S - Smells mild, which is how I expect a Kölsch to be. There is a pale mineral malt, a subtle fruity element, and a very vibrant herbal hoppiness. I guess I could imagine an even better smelling Kölsch, but this one is pretty good.

T - Clean and delicious, with a healthy dose of hoppiness. The pale malt is so pristine in a mineral-y sense, the hop is so leafy and green, and the whole thing just comes together amazingly.

M - Lighter than medium, bright and softly effervescent, and with a long dry (and slightly bitter) finish.

D - This stuff is awesome. I love Kölsch, and while this may not be Köln's idea of Kölsch, it is a perfect take for a North Carolinian brewer.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 03:02:24 | More by ktrillionaire
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap super fresh just after the release from Coast. Coast is a new venture in Charleston, and the idea is to bring eco-friendly, organic craft brews to the beach. I admit I was quite curious to try the new brews, and approached their launch with high hopes. Beach beer has a reputation for being a bit boring, and I was secretly hoping Coast would buck the prevailing trend. How glad I am to report that if the initial batches are any indication, Coast is off to a very good start indeed. But, on to the review.

The 32/50 -- what's that you say? Yeah, I wanted to know too. I was told the 32/50 refers to longitude and latitude. Makes sense when you lookit a map.

Anyway, the 32/50 hits my glass and foams up; a hazy, yellow-gold beer with a bright fluffly white head that settles down quickly, leaving a bit of lacing.

Nose into the glass, I get lemon-citrus, some grain and wheat, mild bitter hops and a grassy, ever so slightly yeasty note. The smell is good, clean with no off flavors and screams "refreshing".

32/50 tastes great, and that's high praise coming from someone who is pretty ambivalent towards Kolsch on a good day. Too many American breweries do it wrong, but this is a big step in the right direction. Fizzy, light fluffy beer flares up in my mouth, with a rush of tasty yet subdued flavors. Wheat, light malt, gentle hop bitterness, and simple fresh grain all make an appearance. The overall impression is a light, simple, eminently drinkable beer. It's easygoing, yet avoids being boring.

Mouthfeel is quite active, the carbonation blows up in my mouth, leaving a creaminess that's quite delightful. Finish is soft sour citrus with a touch of wheat / grain.

I admit I had this about as fresh as you're going to get it -- I was standing 20 feet away from the fermenter -- but even so, Coast has knocked this out of the park. It's a perfect example of how to "Americanize" a style. Liven up the flavor, maybe up the alcohol, break a few rules (like not filtering this one completely), but keep what was great about the style in the first place; in this case the drinkability and lightness of character.

This is an excellent beer. Far better than the Kolsch offerings from Harpoon and Flying Dog, you'd do well to seek this one out when on the Charleston beach. I look forward to the day I can take a few cans of this down to the waterfront...

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2007 04:58:14 | More by kkipple
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice example of a Kolsch, albeit one that trades some of the crispness for a more rounded, fuller flavor- which in itself is remarkable given the low 4.8%abv. Growler from the Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours a classic light golden with good clarity. The head is somewhat slight, but the carbonation is fine and I'll chalk that up to the growler. The smell is rounded rather than crisp with an almost nutty aroma of lager yeast and some gentle hops. The taste is also rounded, with a bit of butteriness and some lager yeast up front, but with a refreshing noble hop crispness that is long and refreshing. Really nice lingering bitterness makes this quite satisfying and makes it feel a bit more full bodied than it really is. Becomes more delicious with every sip. Quite nice.

Serving type: growler

11-07-2009 04:56:45 | More by Georgiabeer
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Momar42

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 051112 poured into a Spaten stange.

Tried to find this one on tap but my timing didnt work out so it's a bottle I go:

A - very light, cloudy yellow. Billowy head with tight, tiny bubbles that fades but leaves nice lacing down the glass.

S - lemons, wheat, slight barnyard. A tartness is present but faint. Suprisingly good nose for such a mild style. Spiceness and wheat are upfront.

T - taste follows the nose. Almost like a light german wheat beer. Not really a fan of this style but I find myself wanting to drink more of this. I have a quest for a good drinking, flavorful summer brew and I think I may have a winner.

M - light to medium. Carbonation brings a nice balance and the finish is so smooth.

O - I have to admit that I am not real familiar with this style, and my expectations were low. This offering from COAST really exceeded them by alot. I am glad I got two bottles so I can enjoy it again later. A really good summer brew that can be enjoyed anytime. If you can get your hands on this, do yourself a favor and grab it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 02:22:42 | More by Momar42
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cdizinno

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color. Nice fluffy white head that leave moderate lacing and hangs around a while.

S: Fruity, yeasty, and light floral hops.

T&M: Very crisp. Floral and mild malty sweetness that fades to a more fruity hop taste and ever so mild bitterness. Nicely balanced.
Fine carbonation that finishes dry.

Coast is defintely the BEST local brewer I've tried in recent years here in the Carolinas. Way to go COAST! Keep it up.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 00:33:01 | More by cdizinno
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks a lot to the generous trader portia99 for this one. Thanks for letting me keep it Bill!

It pours a pretty light head of about 1/2 a finger, pretty fizzy and fades somewhat quickly over the opaque straw wheat yellow color.

The nose comes on beautifully though, with some very nice lager aromas. Some wheat, light with some light pilsner malts, and a little sweetness. Some fruits as well, a little banana, and typical lager fruit aromas. It has a nice aroma that comes on soft.

The taste comes right out with fresh malt flavors. Almost like sipping some of the grist and wort as it is coming right out of the boil. Fresh malts, some pilsner malt, and hints of wheat. A very clean and crisp demeanor, adding some lager flavors, with more of the same fruits, a little banana and more lager yeast fruits. It has a slight sweetness but keeps very smooth. Then all of the sudden a nice grassy mild hop flavor comes through, adding a slight bitterness and tasty hop flavor. The hops also bring a slight herbal quality, a good flavor but keeps nice and balanced with the delicate beer itself, making sure not to overpower anything. I really like how all the flavors come together, nothing overpowering, all soft and delicate, but at the same time you get plenty of the flavor. It must have taken them many attempts to get the balance right. I can't stop drinking it! It finishes with more soft features, but the hops start to come on a little stronger now, bringing some more bitterness, a little more herbal grassy tastes as well. It finishes pretty dry as well, which probably accents the bitterness, but keeps the finish very clean and crisp. THis goes down smooth!

The mouth is lighter bodied, very crisp, with a lower but decent carbonation.

The drinkability on this is astronomical. It's so clean and crisp, a nice light sweetness on the initial taste and finishes smooth and dry. A nice light herbal hop bitterness teases you but doesn't overpower at all. No lingering sticky feel or sweetness, it must have attenuated very well.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 21:22:10 | More by jlindros
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to md655321 for shipping this northwest in a recent trade. And boy, am I glad he included this one. Split with the next-door neighbor after a lawnmowing session. And eventually another neighbor joined in, as well. The sight of drawn beer glasses on a beautiful summer night draws people...bottle dated 4/2/10.

Pours a kolsch, sun-dried straw yellow with snap/crackle carbonation. Smell is faint, with a touch of the summer solstice, hay bales, & just cut wheat. Very nice.

32/50 just set a new kolsch standard for me. The wheat is light, offset with a perfect touch by the gentle malting & a subtle sweetness rounding off the edges, perhaps from the honey mentioned on the label. Hops wipe their feet & smile but never become intrusive. Dry, light, crisp, & I looked down regretfully at the empty bomber beside me when it was over.

Damn excellent beer & that was created for a 78 degree summer evening with friends. Well, done. COAST.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 02:36:48 | More by maximum12
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
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
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aasher

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was lucky enough to receive a bottle of this from thagr81us in a trade down in South Carolina. It poured an excellent and vibrant straw yellow with medium cloudiness. The head was white and frothy. It smelled great, slightly yeasty with citrus hints to it. It was just like you'd want a Kolsch to smell. The taste was excellent as well. It featured the citrus like yeasty flavor with a slight sourness to it. It was superb. The beer was very, very light, almost like a pale pale wheat. It was very drinkable and my friend and I both really enjoyed trying it. I greatly recommend this. It was perfect on a humid summer night.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 05:27:32 | More by aasher
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into stange.
Glorious looking beer; pale straw-colored yellow with a slight haze to it and a stark white head of two shiny fingers.
Smells of a little grainy malt bill with a light honey-touched wheat note. Very dry, musty white grape-like finish. The flavor is nice and refreshing with a crisp bitterness at the backend.

Feels medium-bodied and well carbonated. Just about right.

Overall-- this is a great Kolsch. Maybe not the best I've had, but absolutely worth drinking. I'll be happy to have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 23:41:21 | More by AleWatcher
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HeyItsChili

China

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Gene's Hofbrau.

A - Pours clear golden with a minuscule white head.

S - The sort of fruity, flowery aroma of prior Kolsches I've tasted is present here, with some sweetness

T - The light and fruity hops is very well applied here, not overpowering but give the brew its defining characteristic. The sort of earthy, wheaty, grain quality is present and everything is pleasantly balanced.

M - On the thin side of medium bodied.

Notes - Another winner from COAST.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2009 13:57:09 | More by HeyItsChili
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: pours a pale yellow color with a 1" head. Nice lacing paints the glass during the session.

Smell: light grass and some mild bready tones come through to the nose.

Taste: light biscuit profile with grass, hint of lemon zest, and a touch of fruity sweetness late. Bitterness is mild but nicely balancing.

Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Crisp throughout and very refreshing. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: very easy to quaff this beer. A wonderful session beer that provides refreshment you want.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 22:47:20 | More by Gavage
32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.