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Cali Cöast - Calicraft Brewing Co.

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Cali Cöast
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottfrie on 07-10-2012)
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Pours a clear orange amber with a lovely but short lived pure white head.

Nose is negligible and that is even at room temperature! A few swirls releases soe esters that are pleasant but the nose is closed.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with light carbonation and very nice balance.

Flavors are light yeasty white bread, hints of celery and green herbs but fresh, clean and inviting. There are hints of wheat and white pepper and an all around pleasant drink that has a wonderful flavor profile for food.

Finish is clean, dry and lightly salty. Very light pleasant bitter character. This is a wonderfully balanced and drinkable beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into SN tulip shaped pint glass.

A: Pours a glowing clear golden with a couple fingers of bright white head. Head took some time fading into a dense film leaving a few wisps of lace down the glass.
S: Crisp notes of pale malts, dry grains, and cracked wheat. Yeast comes through as well giving the beer a dry and refreshing odor.
T: Light notes of pale malt, lightly toasted grains, straw, and lager yeast. I get a hint of citrus and earthy hops near the finish with light notes of lemon juice and cracked pepper. The aftertaste is slightly sweet and chalky with maybe a note or two of stone fruits and honey.
M: Very soft carbonation and an extremely smooth mouthfeel. The body is light but not watery, and the drinkability is off the charts. This is one smooth and refreshing beer.
O: Definitely an underrated style. I’m glad this new brewery made it, and made it well. A wonderfully easy going brew. Cheers!

scottfrie, Jul 10, 2012
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Highly drinkable, crisp and clean brew. Golden color in the Duvel glass with a moderate foam. Plenty sudsy in the mouth.

Nice biscuity flavor with a perfumey hop aroma. Light and fragrant. Just enough bitterness to give it a zing. Pleasant malty flavors. Bitter aftertaste with warm tanginess. Hard to describe well, but it seems to be the essence of Kölsch.

One of the better Kölsch brews I've had. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This appears to have been renamed "Cali Cöast". I'm not quite sure why. 22oz bomber purchased from Berkeley Bowl West, in Berkeley, CA.

Pours a champagne-clear bright golden colour, with a coarse-bubbled head that settles to a filmy ring with a steady bead. Lacing is fine and delicate. Overall, it looks pretty sophisticated.

Nose is clean and light, with a pleasant German grain character coming through and some faint, green organic hops. There's a dusty, floury yeast character which comes through as well: it's not unpleasant, and it fits with the style, but it somewhat dampens the rest of the aroma.

Taste is light and clean, with a very nice crisp, lagery freshness from start to finish. Some green hops lift the back, providing a punctuation to the mild, crisp grain character, and giving some dryness to the finish. Clean aftertaste gives a real refreshment. It's light, balanced, crisp and supremely drinkable.

Feel is pleasant and light.

Extremely drinkable, and extremely well-made. This is a very nice, easy drinking beer, perfect for a Californian summer. It's not wild, it's not bursting with amazing flavour combinations: it's just well-crafted beer of high quality. Love it.

lacqueredmouse, May 12, 2013
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AgentMunky, Nov 19, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a golden straw. The head dissipates from a half inch to nothing very quickly, leaving no lace behind.

Toasted light grain, Saaz, minerals and slight caramel make up the smell.

Very grainy up front. Grassy hops, tart lemon and floral notes are followed by a slight, sweet toffee note. Dry, crisp mineral finish. A little thin in the mouth.

Nothing offensive or unworthy of the style, just not top notch in my book. That being said, I would never refuse one.

OBeerMeGreatOne, May 16, 2013
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Cali Cöast from Calicraft Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.