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Cali Cöast - Calicraft Brewing Co.

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Cali Cöast
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: scottfrie on 07-10-2012

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a stange glass. No freshness date.

Color is a straw, clear, golden color, complete with a ton of carbonation and a thinning, semi-bubbly head that coats the top of the glass. The initial appearance is exactly how I'd want a kölsch to look like, what with the jubilant bubbles rising atop, but they quickly die down and the stange tries its best to keep the head intact, with unsuccessful results. Hardly any lacing. Leaves some cloudy residue along the glass's edges. The color is spot on, although this style doesn't need to be *this* delicate!

The aroma is about as crisp as this can get - flaky, golden, crisp grains are everywhere in this thing. Not too many fruity nuances, although if I dig deeper or let this lazily warm up there are some of the grape-y flavors, apricots, dried apple cider, and a grassy, lightly tinged hop character. Not super complex, but very subtle for that matter. Everything fades even more at room temperature, although it is undeniably pleasant.

The first flavor consists of a semi-wet, full-bodied character that immediately covers the palate with bright graininess, sugar cane flavors, a grassy, leafy finish. It's very light at the finish, with perhaps a little bit of yeasty skunkiness and dried pear, maybe cider fruitiness that keeps things interesting. Very refreshing, but does lack the dry hoppy and underlying fruity character I really like in this style when done correctly. The grains do win here, and this suffers at room temperature to the point where the carbonation leaves behind a thinned, slightly acrid grainy flavor, without much to fall back on. This is best consumed as quick as possible cold, due to its delicacy.

Not my favorite take on the kölsch style, but still quite drinkable, refreshing, and undeniably clean. I do not like how the carbonation dies so quickly, and I wish this had a more forward fruity grainy character and stronger malt syrupy profile to back onto as soon as the bubbles go away. The grassiness is simple and tasty, but it's also very simple. I was thankful to be able to try this, and it definitely makes a good break from all the intense beers I've had lately, but it is only above average for the style, but in terms of local versions I'm yet to see a more interesting take.

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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.

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Poured from bottle into Duvel glass.

Pale golden/yellow, with fairly small / quickly-fading head.

Smell is clean and light, with faint malty and hoppy notes. More "German" than many other American kolsches.

Taste is just a little more on the malty side, or at least not as dry as I like my Kolsches. However, it's still refreshing and would be very pleasant on a summer afternoon.

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Cali Cöast from Calicraft Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.