Beast Oakland | Ale Industries

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Brewed by:
Ale Industries
California, United States

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 10
Photo of Theo_Fitzraymond
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've only been tasting craft beers for a few months, so I can't provide the whole breakdown.

I had his at a beer tasting at the local Total Wine & More. The smell really got my attention; it said "HOPS" in a (good) way that I don't think I'd experienced before. It tasted really good, without the hops shoving the rest of the flavors out of the way, but I can't really say what the other flavors were. There was a brief and pleasant aftertaste, and overall the beer made a really good impression.

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Photo of TryThemAllOnce
4.55/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a snifter glass on 9/17/17, bottling date is 4/10/17 (that scared me a bit honestly). A nice frothy white foam that lingered a bit, not much lacing, but let's keep moving, yeah? The smell, fresh, really floral (in a good way)... when a brew smells this nice I'm always optimistic, because so many beers have so little to excite the nostrils.

Taste confirms the aroma, sweetness, floral with just a hint of hop note to balance. The feel is crisp yet soft, super drinkable. I absolutely will go back for more of this, the smell is just incredible, and lasts to the end of the glass, which is not common. Being from Kansas City (Go Chiefs!!), I'm not a fan of many things Oakland, but this beer rocks, so there's no point in hiding the truth!!

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Photo of pajfuwen
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Deep golden colour with reasonable but not brilliant clarity. Bubbly white head with a fair retention.

Aromas of very light bready malts, and delicate floral hops. Noticable sulfur and a little tart fruit.

Grainy malts on the palate are balanced nicely with an earthy hop flavour and a robust but not overpowering bitterness. The finish is dry and well-attenuated.

A light body and fairly high carbonation add to the crispness of the finish.

A good example of the style. Very refreshing.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I get a light, almost grainy aroma in this. Minimal hopping. Crisp, smoothly rounded, easy drinker. Don't look for much complexity here but it does the job.

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Beast Oakland from Ale Industries
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 10 ratings