32°/50° Kölsch
COAST Brewing Company

32°/50° Kölsch32°/50° Kölsch
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From:
COAST Brewing Company
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #7
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,330
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 10.24%
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
235
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 09, 2022
Added:
Oct 21, 2007
Wants:
  110
Gots:
  49
SCORE
91
Outstanding
32°/50° Kölsch32°/50° Kölsch
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

Oct 09, 2022
 
Rated: 2.44 by Mr9iron22

Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. can dated 6/27/22 poured into a Becher pint glass.
Hazy dark gold, two fingers mixed white head. Full lacing curtains and surface cap.
Pear, mineral, yeast, floral aromas.
Bread, apple, pepper, grape, lemon zest flavors.
Medium bodied, good carbonation, dry finish.
Refreshing summer ale. A few departures from the kölsch style but enjoyable and readily available fresh.
Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
on draft, served in shaker pint glass

clear, light yellow golden in color, white head. mild pale malt aroma. taste is clean, well balanced, easy drinking. thin to medium bodied.
Jul 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Jul 19, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Sep 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 14, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From notes 10/20/13: Pours a hazy straw with 1 finger of fast diminishing, white head. Aroma is crisp and dry, grain, biscuit, lemon and light grass. Taste is grain, pale malt, lemon and grassy hop notes with a lingering bitterness. Dry, clean and very drinkable.
Nov 20, 2019
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Aroma is light, lemon, slight bready malts.

Color is darkish yellow with a 1/3 inch white head that recedes quickly to a thin cap and ring, leaving some strings of lace on the glass. A slight haze. Lots of carbonation.

Taste is bready with lemon, a little honey-like sweetness, little to no bittering. Fairly true to style. Light on the tongue, but enough going on with the interplay between the malts and hops to keep it interesting. Excellent flavor.

Feel is thin, as expected for the style.

Finish has a little bittering in the finish and aftertaste, with the pleasant malt body and lemon flavor lingering on the tongue.

A very nicely done Kölsch.
Oct 21, 2019
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I tried this beer at Hudson's Restaurant in Hilton Head, SC. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had faint grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.
Sep 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Aug 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by TooGood from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by Clemson_OB from South Carolina

Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Aeroscorp from Tennessee

Jun 20, 2019
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Rated by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Lot’s of lace, noticeable gravity, and golden color. Taste of well done kolsch. Quite likable.
Jan 18, 2019
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Presentation: 12 oz. with the canning date and batch number printed on the bottom. Served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: The foamy, one finger head stays around for a while and leaves some great lacing that coats the entire glass and slides off slowly. It's a crystal clear, bright gold color.

Smell: It has a sweet malt scent with hints of earthy grains in the background.

Taste: It sweet and malty at first with a slightly bitter fruity hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It's light and refreshing with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: A "by the book" Kölsch that's very well made with a traditional flavor profile and texture.
Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Canned 08/13/18. Picked up at the brewery along with a pint of the Smoked Rye Pale (delicious!).

Difficult to explain how good this is. From my experience, this and Goody Two Shoes from Exhibit A are by far the best American versions of Kölsch available. And that says a lot about a brewery. This beer is stunningly drinkable and stupidly delicious. Pours gorgeous, finish and feel are off the charts, and the price is bonkers ($10/6-pack). I made sure to visit this brewery during a long weekend I’m Charleston!
Sep 01, 2018
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Rated by Shroom from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned less than two weeks ago, fresh, delicious! One of my favorites of this style. Reminds me of beers I tried in Cologne, Germany this Summer.
Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by Aray6060 from South Carolina

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Mar 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by aalmeida from South Carolina

Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.11 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Lucular from Maryland

Sep 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by sgregory from Connecticut

Aug 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Aichelberger from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
At the Tap House in Greenville SC. Fantastic American rendition of the style. One of my favorite in the flight. Rich, hazy yellow with a nice bright, fruity hops on the tongue, but not overpowering. Very balanced and flavorful right to the end. Definitely an easy drinker. Paired well with the enchilada stack too.
Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by Drewvel from South Carolina

Jun 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.15 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by briantullis1 from Illinois

Mar 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by carrollmel7 from North Carolina

Dec 12, 2016
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Surprised to see such a high rating but it is a good beer, just a style that is not that exciting. Pours a clear light gold color from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass. Small white head that fades pretty fast. Light, thin bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste are light biscuity malt and very mild white grapes. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with some mild bitterness. Very refreshing. Would make a fine session beer.
Nov 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Resuin from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2016
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Reviewed by THANAT0PSIS from Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
COAST 32°/50°

A: This highly-rated Kölsch-style ale pours a gorgeous, moderately hazy, golden hay color. Unfortunately, this haze is off-style and may be due to a lack of filtration or the wheat grist (which is actually authentic, however rare). A light dusting of the first snow of the season sits atop the hay, and equally disappointingly quickly melts away into a small crust. Lacing is moderate, thankfully. The appearance needs a little work to fit into the very forgiving style guidelines. 3.25/5

A: This is more like it. Apple, pear, a bit of grape must, and spicy hops all mingle together perfectly, ticking all the Kölsch boxes. Slightly sweet bready malts and just a hint of both honey and sulfur round it out. Honestly, a textbook-smelling example of the style. What more could you want, apart from just a little more intensity. 4.75/5

T: As if the beer read that last comment, the intensity that was wanting in the nose is present here. Of course it is not intense in the same sense as an imperial stout, lambic, or IPA, but it is full-flavored and all one can ask for in what is certainly a style defined by subtleties. Lemony, spicy, and floral hops dominate the front end followed by slightly sweet grapiness and pear esters. A slight apple bite hits next. Honeyed malts and slight breadiness, never coming within a country mile of cloying territory, come toward the middle of the mouth. Then, a striking minerality akin to well water accompanied by spicy bitterness and a moderate drying sensation cleans out the palate, leaving traces of grape must, grassy bitterness, and only the impression of sweetness. Sheer brilliance. 5/5

M: A medium, creamy mouthfeel injected with pleasant carbonation makes for easy drinking. The dry finish along with very mild astringency makes this truly dangerous. Extreme drinkability is the name of the game with Kölsch, and this nails it, with perhaps just a touch too much lingering bitterness being the only blight. 4.75/5

O: This is one of the best of its kind made in the United States, and it even hangs with the best German styles available here (whether that is due to freshness and importation issues is difficult to say but easy to presume). Regardless, this is a beer that I would love to buy cases of for three seasons of the year. Unfortunately, it will likely be a very long time before it is distributed to me, so I will make do with Metropolitan Krankshaft and Around the Bend Ghost of 'Lectricity in the meantime (though this beer easily edges them out with only insanely fresh draught Gaffel and Reissdorf rivaling it). Pair with a simple album full of nuance like Fiona Apple's debut, "Tidal." 5/5
Oct 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was one of the local beers offered at Cru which is a really good restaurant in Charleston.

Poured into a strange, the beer is a slightly cloudy light yellow with a bone white head.

It has a nice aroma of grains, flowers and bit of botanicals.

The beer leads with some semisweet malts, a bit of pear and apple and then some floral elements. The beer is delicate and for me hits the style notes.

The mouth is crisp with good carbonation.

I liked this beer and think it would be easy to pair with oysters, bisque, or chicken salad.
Sep 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by SmithyAlan from Canada (QC)

Sep 27, 2016
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pale brassy gold, a flurry of rising bubbles when the can is poured. Sturdy meringue foam lasts and leaves spotty lacing.

Aroma is clean and grassy, lightly grainy with a vague note of white grape from the Kölsch yeast.

Taste is pleasant, a lightly grassy noble hop bitterness is the constant, with a crackery malt base and mildly assertive yeast.
Dry finish with a mildly bitter hop character, and light breadiness. Quenching, simple and unfettered. Finely tuned and well made with no flaws. Really a great Kölsch, one of the better ones stateside.

I bought and shared at least 3 sixers of this while in Charleston, pretty much a standard go-to everyday beer, it pairs with everything and hard to get tired of.
Sep 13, 2016
32°/50° Kölsch from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 378 ratings