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32°/50° - COAST Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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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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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-23-2013 19:42:07 | More by BeerBucks
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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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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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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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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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brought over by w113raf

Pours murky and yellow. A bit of head but it dissipates quickly. Smells a bit hoppy and yeasty. Tastes a bit bitter and hoppy and yeasty. Very tasty. Smooth and crisp and highly drinkable. Overall a great kolsch. Not my favorite style but tasty enough ;)

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 00:37:08 | More by Urbancaver
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at The Griffon in Charleston, SC.

Yellow and hazy with a small white head. Good lacing. Aroma was black pepper and spice. Flavor was crisp with a hint of sweetness and a mild bitterness. Creamy consistency with a low to moderate carbonation. Interesting and fun but not remarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2011 18:14:45 | More by GJ40
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-04-2014 18:48:36 | More by Danny1217
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dvmin98

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.6%

09-26-2013 19:26:31 | More by dvmin98
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl oz. bottle purchased at Whole Foods, Mount Pleasant, SC
Served in a pint glass

Clear, pale straw yellow in appearance. The liquid was topped by a fluffy crown of bright white froth, which quickly faded to a thin, transparent film. Tiny drops of lacing trickled down the glass with each sip.

The nose was super powdery initially. Crisp, dry and yeasty. Fresh and bright. Strong notes of lemon and wheat. The powderyness subsided with time and the nose turned slightly skunky. Bready, German malts were noticeable.

The flavor profile was exceptionally crisp and bright. Pale, plisener malts and cereal grains were apparent. Noble hops came through in center. Lots of lemony tartness as well. Bitter, grassy hops appeared in the crisp, dry and refreshing finish. The hop bitterness lingered on my palate for quite a while. Subtle notes of sulfur were also detectible.

The mouthfeel was crisp and sprightly with a prickly, semi-aggressive effervescence. Somewhat Champagne-like in texture. Surprisingly, the liquid remained creamy, soft and plush.

32/50 is a tasty and refreshing beer, but it did not impress me as much as I had hoped it would. If you happen to be in South Carolina, this is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 03:43:33 | More by Damian
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to kkipple for sending this bottle along with the growler of Boy King - a couple of great beers.

A: Pours a cloudy yellow/light gold with a nice white head. Much hazier than your average kolsch.

S: Damn, this is great smelling beer. It smells almost like a saison with some peppery notes in there along with some lemon and grassiness.

T: Taste is lemony up front with a bit of grassy hops in the finish. Very nicely balanced and a lot more flavorful than your run-of-the-mill Kolsch.

M: Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side, but for a Kolsch it's just fine.

O: This is pretty much a perfect summer beer. A nice, refreshing, easy-to-drink kolsch that actually has some flavor to it. I tend to stay away from the style because most of them are bland and watery, but if more kolsches were like this, I'd drink them all summer long. Kudos to COAST for re-igniting my interest in a style I'd all but given up on.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 22:24:14 | More by starrdogg
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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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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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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle thanks to softcough.

Pours a pale straw color with a small fizzy white head. Doesn't look entirely appealing.

Scent of lightly sweet malts, crisp grain, and spicy hops. Balanced incredibly well, these characteristics work very well together to make a great refreshing scent.

Taste is pretty much the same with a bit more sweetness and a little less spice. Light bready malts, some grain, a touch of sweetness and a hint of spicy and earthy hops. This is amazingly good, even better than Metropolitan's Kolsch.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with crisp carbonation.

Endlessly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 21:43:17 | More by paco1029384756
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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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wcudwight

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at Charleston Beerworks.
This has got to be the palest yellow I've seen. It's not urine pale like most macros. This is such a pale yellow it makes me think, "now, this is a real session beer."
I'm not getting much in the aroma but I think that's more b/c of the bar and less to do with the beer. I get some faint grassy type hops in the nose and not much else.
This is good. It's not going to smack you upside the head but instead it will just make you nod and say hmmmm this is a good beer. Sweet malts mixed with some light floral and grassy hops. It's the balance and simplicity that I enjoy in this beer.
Very light bodied and easy to drink. Nice beer to sit back and session for awhile while playing pool or skeet ball.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2010 03:10:55 | More by wcudwight
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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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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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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-05-2011 13:26:44 | More by sideshowe
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-26-2013 22:59:59 | More by SPRichard
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-31-2014 11:36:10 | More by kell50
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-22-2012 07:40:34 | More by Ajlvt
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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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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Heard this one was good so I grabbed at a beer store on a work trip. 22oz bottle...

A: A perfectly clear light lemonade yellow with a 1/2 inch fluffy white head that fades at a decent pace to a bubbly lace on the brew. Decent.

S: Smells of some nice earthy rye with some banana in the middle and hints of barley and sugary malt on the backend. Very bready / earthy. Good.

T: Very balanced. Have not had much, if anything, in the style, but this seems like it does it justice. A bready grain mildly upfront with some barley and slight spices. Some wheat tastes on the backend. Good.

M: Medium body with a fantastic carbonation. A very grainy smooth finish. Very good.

D: Can't imagine going down much smoother. Perfect!

All in all, this is a very easy brew to drink. Not too familiar with the style, but this is amazingly balanced and I imagine this would represent the style very well. If you liek very good, drinkable, session brews, then definitely hunt this one. Otherwise, if you're a big beer guy, don't bother.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 02:54:25 | More by steve8robin
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

12-24-2013 21:46:29 | More by jaswilson2
32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.