South Coast - Parish Brewing Company

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tbryan5 on 12-16-2013

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by mrfrancis:
Photo of mrfrancis
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber with a creamy off-white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, cream, toffee, honey roasted nuts, grass, and lemony hops are present on the nose.

T: Relatively restrained notes of caramel, cream, toffee, herbs, honey roasted nuts, apricot, dark bread, lemon, and bitter orange wash across the palate. The finish is smooth and integrated with fleeting sensations of orange, apricot, grass, herbs, caramel, and cream.

M: On the lighter side of medium in terms of body and considerably slicker than I normally prefer my amber ales to be. Carbonation, however, provides balance-it is nicely crisp without being too forceful or distracting.

O: This is a respectable enough amber/red ale. I can appreciate the fact that it is considerably smoother than many contemporary American amber/red ales, lacking the turbulence and moderately intense hop bitterness that has come to be associated with the style. Still, at 5.1% abv labeling this as a session ale is more than a bit of a stretch, though I could easily see myself having a couple of these on a hot evening. In the end, this one is worth trying at least once for fans of the style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of goochpunch
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper body with a thick head. Smells of caramel malts and citrus hops. Tastes of caramel malts with toast, light fruity esters, citrus and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is creamy yet light. This is an awesome session-ish beer.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Parish South Coast has a thick, off-white head (with a subtle red tint), a hazy, bubbly, rust-read appearance, and significant lacing rings left on the glass. Aroma is faint, but one can detect a slight sweetness and tannic note. Taste is not as faint, but it's still not bold, by any means; sweet bread crust and a low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Parish South Coast finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and ultra-drinkable. They tout its sessionability, and I can see that, although, at 5.1%, one should use caution. Overall, this is worth a try.


Photo of GregJ
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish amber. Smells malty, lightly roasted, maple syrup. Sweet roast malt, copper, wheat, light pine spice. Finishes with a malty aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of Gavage
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: amber in color with a 2" head that lingers around a while. Some spotty lace paints the glass.

Smell: malt and bread tones comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, dark fruits, bread, and a mild bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp at the start, less crisp at the finish.

Overall: a decent amber ale that is a sessionable beer.

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Brown Bottle with pry-off cap and bottled on "08/27/2014". Poured into a mason jar glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper amber with 2 fingers of off-white head

Smell: Light hop aroma of pine and some fruitiness

Taste: Bitterness and hop flavor are very earthy with some biscuit and malt in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium and crisp

Overall: Impressively complex given the ABV. Doesn't have the watery feeling one might expect from a beer marketed as "session". The full hop bitterness and medium body makes this very versatile for pairing with many dishes. I'm thinking a burger or some Tex-mex.

Photo of brewskifan55
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

A: A clear amber. A light white head that whittles down to a bubble ring. Light lacing.

S: Hops, malts, barley and oats.

T: A great balance of malts and hops. Better than I expected. Very sessionable. Smooth, semi- sweet.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: I wasn't expecting much, but this is a really smooth, drinkable ale. Great for post yard work. Spend some time on the South Coast.

South Coast from Parish Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.