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32°/50° | COAST Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,136
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
341
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
33
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 341 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gordodustin
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of gigoat
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MtnSoup
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I could drink many of these in succession.

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Photo of Tim725
3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Pils glass.

Pours over 1 finger of foamy white head. Great retention with a ton of lace. Color is a clear straw yellow. Active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Pale malts, floral earthy hops. Biscuit flavors. Pretty simple as it should be.

Taste: Huge flower hop profile. Almost weedy like. Pale, bready malt profile. Earthy is a good word to describe this beer.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and bitter. Light body with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends with a dry floral taste that sticks around forever.

Overall, the aftertaste wasn't too clean which really bugged me. I would rather have a kolsch clean and refreshing. It was pretty decent otherwise. I didn't detect any of the honey, but I did get some herbal notes. Decent drinkability.

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Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Heisey for gifting me with a pounder can of this. The brew pours a clear golden color with white cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells sweet with grain and a touch of fruity and floral character before a hint of sulfur, corn and grass follow in.

The taste is sweet grain somewhat corn-like before hints of sulfur and grassy bitterness come into play. Across the middle are some fruity and floral aspects.

This is light bodied with moderate carbonation. An easy drinking and solid interpretaion of a style that doesnt get much love.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not at all a bad beer, but i dont think its the best representation of the kolsch style, and i am very surprised to see it reviewed so favorably here, especially for a style like this, where the purist opinion always seems to be the most popular one. this is anything but, far more heavy and malty than most kolsch types i have encountered, its almost heavy, and more toasted on the grain front than the light pale clear beer i am used to crushing glass after glass. clear still, but a shade closer to caramel than yellow, full fluffy head. smells and taste cerealy, not as clean and light, not sweet necessarily, but a little bready, especially with the yeast on top of it, not as crisp. its good though, and its still very drinkable, but compared to what i look for and expect in the style, this is a little too americanized. the hops are nice in the finish though, i appreciate that, floral and bitter at the same time, seemingly very fresh as well. good carbonation but more body than i think the style allows for. good not great, still mixed opinions on these guys across the few of their beers i have had so far...

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Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kolsch! The name refers to the lat./long. coordinates of the brewery but does not give much away in terms of style. That is what I refer to as "too clever by half". Oh well.

It was presented in a room-temperature glass with a thin, bone-white head with moderate retention. The color was spot on - a beautiful, deep-golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was muted, slightly malty, but not terribly present. Mouthfeel was medium with a light, dry, lemony taste on the tongue. Finish was dry and refreshing. This would be perfect on a hot, humid day such as the one that I was experiencing in Charleston, SC.

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Photo of pnelting
3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A light gold body with slight haze, topped by a one finger head of bone white foam. The head settles quickly and leaves moderate lace.

S - A light grainy aroma of malt with some herbal hops and perhaps a hint of sulphur.

T - Very light, dry malt up front with a toasted bread note. Some herbal hops in the middle with just a hint of malt. Finishes with very light bitterness and minor, earthy hop notes as well as a lingering note of very weak malt sweetness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - This is an extremely light beer that doesn't quite deliver the wheat and honey notes promised on the label. There is some nice herbal hop character hinted at in the aroma, but it fails to follow through in the flavor. There is a good balance between the very light malt and the fleeting hop flavor and bitterness, but both could stand to be turned up a bit. This isn't a bad beer, but I think they have erred on the light side of the Kolsch style. This is more of a blonde or cream ale, it would need a bit more malt and hop presence to make it a Kolsch.

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Photo of Damian74
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of herrburgess
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopswagger
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huntermop
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crwrunner
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of wedge
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on: 06/28/13

Pale straw yellow color covered with a small, creamy, pure-white head. Subtle fruit, soft malty sweetness, grass, and low sulfery yeast aromas. Grass and lemon hop bitterness, subtle fruity yeast, apple dryness, faint sweet toasted grain. Creamy smooth, a bit under-carbonated. Pretty nice and authentic, though honestly, after a few glasses now, it's never really grabbed my attention all that much.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of KG710
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 341 ratings
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