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32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company

32°/50°32°/50°

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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%


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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RussBecker1


4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 22:47:07 | More by RussBecker1
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ugaterrapin

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Poured a light straw straw color with 2+ fingers of pillowy crisp white head. It receded slowly and left considerable layer of foam on top of the beer.

S: It has a slightly sweet aroma with some hints of hops.

T: It has a slight malt presence on the front of the sip. Not as much sweetness as I was expecting from the smell. It has a slightly dry finish with with some hop notes. Overall this is a great beer. It hit the spot on an extremely hot day. It is incredibly refreshing. I haven't had too many Kolschs, but this is definitely the best one I have had.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 00:52:46 | More by ugaterrapin
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dnrobert24

Alabama

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy straw yellow pour with a white bubbly head, this beer looks more like a Belgian White Ale than a Kolsch, but it still looks tasty. High marks all around for the classic sulfer-y Kolsch aroma and grassy-floral hops. Clean is the key to a successful Kolsch, and COAST has clean nailed. It manages to be both delicate and flavorful. Exceptional! There is an unadulterated sulfer-and-sweet wheat and honey flavor that draws me back and back and back again for more. I wonder how "to-style" this is for a Kolsch given the appearance and wheat addition; if anything, it is an improvement on the style! I initially had some problems with carbonation, and found the excessive bubbles off-putting, but with time the problem subsided. I'd buy a case of this if it was available locally.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 03:55:31 | More by dnrobert24
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thadbme

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a yellow that reminds me a lot of mountain dew. A minor amount of head that dissipates quickly. Little bit of carbonation that shows up.

S: Balanced smell that I can pick up on the malt and the wheat, with just a hint of honey.

T: Dry and mildly bitter with a hint of wheat on there. Can't really discern the honey notes from the taste.

M: Medium body, seems to have a more carbonation on the tongue and a bitter finish.

O: Very drinkable beer. This would be a nice beer that you could drink in large quantities. I wasn't overly impressed with the appearance, but the rest of the beer was rather solid. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 22:32:36 | More by thadbme
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's hard to find a good Koelsch, but COAST just made the search a little easier. It has the nice golden appearance of a German style Koelsch. This beer just looked refreshing, as it was 100 degrees out that day. The crips, clean taste was everything I hoped it would be, and one of the best examples of the style I've had since I had authentic ones in Germany. I could drink this beer all day, no problem. A fantastic example!

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2010 23:05:12 | More by DeutschesBier
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PatLarsen

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
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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FutureCowboy

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

CBX growler poured into a 20oz COAST glass. The good folks @ COAST recently decided to send this brew out unfiltered, figured it was a good time to review since I thoroughly enjoyed a pint recently

Pours that light golden straw colors, just right for the style, with a foamny white head. Instant lacing, whcih I like, head fell pretty quick since it's not too dense. Though it's unfiltered, there's no unplesant haze here.

Nice bold smell, nothing overwhelming at all but it's just...bold. Almost hints of cheese in there somehow?

Taste is instantly refreshing. The unfiltered version brings out all the notes just a little more, for fuller flavor all around. It's a balanced, easy drinking delight.

Mouthfeel is indicative of a Kolsch, again very easy drinking.

Can I say it enough? Easy drinking.

Keep it up COAST.

Serving type: growler

02-14-2010 04:31:14 | More by FutureCowboy
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Willibomb

South Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- As golden as the sun in South Carolina, this beer pours with a big head and diminishes into a crystal clear golden pint. It could be mis-understood for a simple beer, but just wait!

S- As you take a smell, you notice that this is not just a domestic, it has scents of spice and corriander. In addition, you can smell the grain, and not the force carbonation that haunts many light beers. This is the first chance you have to realize that this beer is quite exceptional.

T- This is possibly the most important quality of a light beer. People don't generally approace a Kolsch as a challenge as they would a baltic porter or an imperial stout. This beer is refreshing and light with a pronounced grain flavor with a light spice note that has to be tasted more than once to fully understand what just happened in your mouth! that kicks over to the freshest hop finish I have ever tasted in any style of beer!

M- The downside to many light beers are in this catagory. This one is good, but falls into the same trap of having a light and watery edge that cannot be dodged. I would likely be disappointed with anything else for the style, but I just think it is a downfall to the style in general.

D- This is where the beer really shines. When I drink this beer, I feel as though I could continue to drink it forever! I never grow tired of the classic flavor with the artistic hints of spice in a summer mainstay. This beer is better than anything out of Cologne, and you can find it right here in South Carolina.

In summary, this beer is in my top 10 that I have ever tried. Not only is it the best session beer I have ever had, it is so stylistically difficult to present a classic Kolsch and still wow the un-informed drinker away from their bud's. If anyone has ever attempted a Kolsch, you can appreciate the dedication to quality in this brew and the organic ingredients and spice choices, shows that the brewers of this ale are truely taking the style to the next step!

If you make this the first Kolsch, you will love the style for the rest of you life!

Serving type: growler

05-20-2009 19:58:48 | More by Willibomb
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theveganbrewer

Oregon

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 06:17:28 | More by theveganbrewer
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harrymattcody

South Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had this on tap at the brewery and around town more times that I can count.

Pours with a nice light straw color with a little haze to it and a decent amount of head on top. Throughout the glass, you're left with some decent lace on the sides of the glass. Fresh grains a light citrus note make up the aroma. Taste is crisp and refreshing - light grains and a slight hop bitterness make for an exceptionally drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is light with a nice amount of carbonation.

This is my go to beer in CHS for the spring and summer months. Quite possibly the perfect beer for those hot, humid Chucktown days and nights.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2011 14:17:37 | More by harrymattcody
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softcough

South Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled both on tap and from a growler.

Truly exceptional representation of the style. The best Kolsch I've ever had outside Germany and perhaps still the best even within.

Beautiful color, elegant head. Nice citrus notes in the aroma. Taste and mouthfeel are perfectly refreshing. Delicate but pronounced hints of citrus fruit, wheaty cereal notes and spice.

Could drink a great deal of this. If only they would bottle this beer it would be the ultimate summer outing brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2008 17:02:06 | More by softcough
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guausullivan8

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely a flagship beer from them- always fresh and always crisp. Great beer for summer- best place to get it is straight from the source from the walk-in wall. Go check it out, fill your growler and support one of THE best, and your local, brewery

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2011 06:41:06 | More by guausullivan8
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wemissmikey

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying this from a growler into a pint glass on a rediculously hot and humid day. Filled at the brewery 72 hrs ago.
This is my first review.
Only had one other Kolsch before. This is a perfect beer for the day. Pours with a nice two finger head. Hazy yellow orange. Looks like summer in a glass.
Tastes a little spicy up front, but eases into a nice refreshing finish. Some lemon going on in there?
Nice crisp beer for summer. Easy to drink when its 95 in the shade. I will be getting this one again.
That's it for my first review. Kudos to COAST for cranking out great beer after great beer after great beer.

Serving type: growler

06-19-2011 19:46:32 | More by wemissmikey
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32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
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