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
Ratings:
338
Reviews:
135
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
31
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of kell50
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DaPan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of patre_tim
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Bright yellow urine like colour, 1 finger white head. Clear filtered, almost no carbonation.

S: Malt, white grape, dry and wine like.

T: Malt, bitter, white grape, white wine, long bitter finnish following the initial bitter in quality. The bitterness is like a white grape fruit rind (as opposed to ruby red) toned down in strength. Dry finnish.

M: balance of body and carbonation makes it smooth. It’s a medium light body with medium low carbonation. Dry finnish.

O: Very pleasant, very balanced, to me it’s a great representation of this style. Keeps me sipping. Would go well with light meats like chicken breast with mozzerella.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can into a pilsner glass.

Damn this beer is good. Beautiful looking golden/straw-colored body with a tinge of haze. Shows a finger of foamy, pale white head.

Smells of sweet, French bread and light honey. Light earthy floral hints.

Taste is much like the nose. Sweet, bready malt with a hint of earthy honey and floral bouquet. Simple, straight-forward, but delicious.

Light, refreshing, clean, rich, a healthily restrained sweetness. Excellent all around.

This is damn good.

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Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear pale yellow with a visibly active and vibrant carbonation level. Forms about a 1/2" of fluffy white head. Decent retention with light lacing.

S: Light lemon citrus and pale malt. Typical for the style.

T: Lightly sweet with a light tart funkiness. Biscuit malts with a faint grassy hoppiness. Simplistic, but easy to like.

M: Light with appropriate carbonation. Clean finish.

O: A good beer and a good representation of the style. Easy drinker.

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Photo of JayQue
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mikeincharleston
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Damian74
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MacQ32
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Redrover
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jsanford
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my COAST pint glass.

A - Clear, glowing gold with a nice white head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass.
S - Sweet pale malt and earthy noble hops, with a "toasted" aroma. Very clean.
T - More sweet biscuit malt with grassy, earthy hops. There's a slight buttery apple flavor, and some nice bitterness in the finish.
M - Light bodied with crisp, sharp carbonation.
D - Excellent drinkability, this is about as good as it gets for a sessionable "Lawnmower" beer.

Another top-notch brew from Jamie and David!

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Photo of DRBiser
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to Mikesgroove for sending me this beer. It is my first brew from Coast and I'm looking forward to it.

32/50 has a body that is a bright, clear yellow. There are a ton of fast moving carbonation bubbles that fly to the surface to join a head that is easily two and a half fingers. The head is thick and foamy, it has great retention and it leaves thick, sticky sheet and rings of lacing on my glass.

The aroma is big on the clean, malty side with light sweetness and a clean cracker aroma. A slight bit of earthy hops in the back and a decent amount of fruits with pear being the most noticeable.

Up front, 32/50 has a malt base that features flavors of biscuit, a hint of butter and a noticeable wheat flavor/twang. Some dry, flowery hops are in the middle, adding just a hint of bitterness. Just a hint of light fruits like pear and green apple are in the background. A good amount of slightly sweet honey pops up in the finish and lingers even after the beer is gone.

The body is light, well-carbonated, and very dry in the finish.

I cannot tell by the bottled on date whether this beer was bottled on 1/14/09 or 11/4/09. I would guess that the date is in November based on the taste, but it is possible that I'm wrong. For a beer with such low ABV, 32/50 packs a lot of flavor, and it is truly something I could drink quite a few of on a summer day. Right on for the style.

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Photo of Overlord
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really not a style I like, but hey, this was pretty good!

Pours a very, very pale golden color. Kind of scared me with the color, but it turned out pretty good. Huge white foam head.

Smells faintly of grass and ... something sweet ... and a biscuit-y, almost pilsener mineraliness. Interesting.

Taste is mostly sweet malt, some balancing yeast and minerals, and a bit of grassiness. Really quite pleasant and quaffable. Thin, but appropriately carbonated for the style.

Really quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Onenote81
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally was able to find this one during a trip to the Upstate last weekend. Bottled on 12/21/11. Poured into a stemmed lager glass.

Pours a slightly-hazy pale gold with a lusciously thick bone-white head. Great retention. Sticky sip rings cling to the glass. The nose is sharp with grassy notes, lemon-lime, floral hops. Body is effervescent and lively. Sweet citrus flavors join arms with a subtle green hop twang that is lip-smackingly good. This beer errs on the mild side, but it is packed full of flavor regardless. Refreshing and tasty. Loved this one.

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32°/50° from COAST Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 338 ratings.
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