32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +6%
Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle! About 6 oz poured into a beer mug.
A: Pours a light straw color with a surprising amount of cloudiness and strong looking carbonation. The head is a two finger white color with good retention and texturing.
S: Grassy hops and neutral malts - it doesn't blow me away with its aroma, but I can tell it's a very high quality product.
T: Incredibly smooth, with an initial hit of lemony esters. I love the finish, it's just about perfectly bitter with the grassy hops and balanced delicately. Slight touches of subtle complexity add to the experience of this. Just insanely good, plain and simple.
M: Light, crisp, refreshing, and just amazing. I have nothing to complain about here, it's so drinkable and easygoing without being boring.
O: Oh, wow. This one lives up to the hype in my opinion - I could totally kill multiple bombers of this in an hour's time; the drinkability is insane. I'm gonna search this one out in the future.
09-29-2012 20:12:21 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.08/5 rDev -2.4%
Most important in tasting Coast's 32/50 is to first understand the purpose of this particular brew. This Kolsch is exceptionally light on the palate and is meant as more of a cleansing agent than a pairing beer. Upon knowing and appreciating that, one will find that it does its job exceptionally well.
From a personal standpoint, pilsners have never struck much of a chord with me as I have always found them to be rather bland and lifeless. This particular pils has changed my mind entirely as it still manages to encapsulate the classic pils smells and tastes while adding many layers of intricacy. The nicest part about the brew however is the fact that it enhances whatever you may eat or drink following the beer as your palate is freshened and clear of any distracting agents. I will certainly have this again.
09-02-2012 22:47:07 | More by RussBecker1
4.48/5 rDev +7.2%
Picked up in a 22 ounce bottle for 6.99 at the Whole foods in MT. Pleasant.
Light yellow in color with fluffy white head that dissipatesbfairly quickly. Nice lacing. Streams of carbonation running up the sides.
Aroma has hints of fruit, possibly apple, along with some spicy hops and a little sulphur along with wheat.
Taste is quite well balanced with a creamy softness in the malt combined withbsome spice from the hops and a slight tartness. Very dry, leaving gums quite dry. Slight bitterness lingers after sipping.
Happy I picked this up when I was in town, it seems to stand up to its good reviews.
08-29-2012 06:17:28 | More by theveganbrewer
4.18/5 rDev 0%
Pale yellow in color, very nice one finger creamy white head, lots of carbonation. This looks very refreshing and adds some decent lacing down the glass as well.
On the aroma side of this I smell wheat and a wonderful herbal hop aroma.
The taste starts with wheat followed by a slight touch of honey and finishes with the slightest herbal hop flavor.
This is a light bodied beer, it's crisp too. Starts with the wheat and finishes with herbal, flowery hops and honey and leaves almost no aftertaste.
This is an extremely pleasant beer for the summer season and one I would love to enjoy again.
08-28-2012 02:14:03 | More by JCaweinstein
4.38/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
07-03-2012 02:22:42 | More by Momar42
4.43/5 rDev +6%
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.
05-26-2012 23:41:21 | More by AleWatcher
4.45/5 rDev +6.5%
3-week-old bomber into a Duvel tulip. Huge thanks to Modernartblues for hooking me up with this one, a long-time want.
A: Slightly hazed straw body under a finger of frothy white head. Ok retention, nice lace. Pretty good.
S: Crisp, clean, balanced aroma of herbal + lemony hops on top of subtle, bready malt. Simple, to style, and terrific.
T: Opens with a bit of hop bite but quickly opens into a rich, clean, crackery malt midsection. The finish has a touch of spice, some moderate hop bitterness, and a lovely undertone of clean minerality. Absolutely delicious and refreshing.
M: Soft, light, bubbly. Excellent.
O: Incredible beer. I wish I could get cans of this all the time, as I might drink nothing else in the summer - I can only imagine it's great year-round in SC. It's got all the crisp refreshment of a great Pils combined with the fruity hop punch of a pale ale, all wrapped up in a supremely drinkable sub-5% package. We have a winner.
05-20-2012 01:58:23 | More by woosterbill
District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +7.2%
A gracious extra from thagr81us. Thanks Calton, this beer has been on my radar for a long time. This went from the shipper to the freezer then directly into my glass.
The beer is golden yellow with a slight haze and a quarter inch of lasting, white head.
The aroma offers floral notes, hops, lager malt. Very good. A top notch aroma for the style.
Great flavor. Really smooth. Floral hops and lager working together in harmony.
So easy to drink and light on the palate. I would like a sixtel of this, please.
Overall, this lived up to and even exceeded expectations. Yum.
05-03-2012 02:38:40 | More by Huhzubendah
4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
03-27-2012 00:31:05 | More by BlackBelt5112203
32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
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