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Cali Cöast - Calicraft Brewing Co.

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 20:30:29 | More by lacqueredmouse
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-13-2013 21:16:14 | More by brotherloco
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2013 05:58:57 | More by ambruns1979
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mactrail

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 01:15:26 | More by mactrail
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IRONRakkasan

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-22-2013 23:58:05 | More by IRONRakkasan
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of pilsner and grainy malts with some lemon zest and lager yeast esters and a bit of diacetyl.

T - Starts off with pilsner malts with some lemon zest and a touch of citrus hops. Through the middle, some lager yeast esters come through with some grainy malt flavor. The finish is mix of pilsner malts, lemon zest, lager yeast, and some light fruity esters.

T - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Kölsh that stays fairly true to the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 04:56:56 | More by ngeunit1
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kaseydad

California

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Awesome to see my City (Walnut Creek, CA) hosting a home for an up-and-coming brew team.

Poured from a bomber and I am met with a clear yellow straw colored ale with a small frothy white head. Light lacing.

Grainy aroma with some wheat and slight rye shining through. Nice light lemon in the background and some grape included.

First off, the taste is very refreshing. The German Kolsch yeast is present and there is a well carbonated mouthfeel with a spicy, peppery finish. You can tell the hops are in there and it brings a kick at the end , which I like. Bready also.

Mouthfeel is pretty good for this Kolsch. Moreso than other's I have experienced.

Overall I was impressed with this. At 5.2% this is an easy drinking, full of flavor beer. This would pair well with many, many dishes or just on a hot, sunny afternoon. Refreshing and worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 23:10:37 | More by kaseydad
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halusin8r

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-23-2012 19:16:51 | More by halusin8r
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jjohnston87

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-25-2012 01:49:47 | More by jjohnston87
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GRG1313

California

4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 05:26:06 | More by GRG1313
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scottfrie

California

4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 19:00:48 | More by scottfrie
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Cali Cöast from Calicraft Brewing Co.
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