Tart Peach Kölsch | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.86/5
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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Tart Peach Kölsch is a fresh take on one of our very first beers. The juicy aroma and flavor of ripe peach complements the subtle fruitiness from the Kölsch yeast in this bright, refreshing ale. Add a tickle of tartness to round out the senses, and you get a new brew that’s interestingly delightful.

Added by smutty33 on 02-17-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,366
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
154
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of D1noB
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It doesn't lie the tartness is there, the peach is peaking out and grains and malts are hanging around to balance it out.

Taste rating in words: it's that perfect amount of people at a party we're you aren't scrambling to talk with everyone and you still get to enjoy yourself.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I tried this from the can poured chilled in a willybecker

the color is golden amber with a white head with fine bead and good clarity with lace that sticks to the glass.
The smell has light fruit aroma with a grainy odor and subtle sour scent.
The feel is moderately sour with a light sweet entry and dry almost chalky texture with a moderately low carbonation level.
The taste is good with semi-fruity and light peach flavor augmented by sour yeast flavor in middle balanced by sweetness and a semi-dry quality as if finishes with lingering tangy taste.
This reminds me of a peach flavored lemonade, not bad. I would drink this again but it is not smooth as far as the combination of flavors with sweet and sour taste-wise. the malt feel is on the dry side with semi-sweet peach

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Photo of npachl
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Bright orange coloring with a silent amount of carbonation within. Foamy, bready pitted head is white, about ¼ inch and lasts only momentarily. Clean window dressing.

S: Tart lemony peaches on the nose, some musky oranges and fruitiness. Peaches come through nicely with an above moderate tone. Nicely lasting.

T: Sweet malt and yeastiness. Fruity tartness of peaches, good strength, with a slight touch of lemony sourness. Fruity, rather clean, mostly peaches as you may have guessed.

M: Crisp mouthful on the lighter side shows a touch of graininess.

O: Nice tartness overall and use of peaches. Light souring factor, good flavor, would not consider true to German standards, but a good beer none the less. Enjoyable in the summer time, crisp drinking, and one to just enjoy.

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Photo of Greybrew
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent bronze with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Minimal lacing, head went AWOL

S: Plenty of peach, sweet tart smell

T: Dryness, tartness, preaches not super sweet. More of the same as this warms, a little must & lemon sweet tart as well. Finishes tart, dry with a little peach

MF: Light/medium body, fairly firm carbonation

Very drinkable, nice intro to tart beers, very approachable

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stu_Ayers
4.92/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color and so forth is good. Aroma is full of fresh peach juice. Taste has a bold tartness and the peach flavor is so fresh it feels like biting into a perfectly ripe peach. Finish is fresh peaches again and a slight dry souriness. Only thing that prevents a little higher rating is that the souriness almost has a bit of a metallic feel to it, just a bit.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I suppose that it was inevitable that I would be looping back around to my cousin, Colby ChANdler, now VP at Ballast Point as a part of The CANQuest (tm). They had begun CANning their beers before their acquisition, but now, they seem to be going full steam ahead.

From the CAN: "Dedicated to the Craft"; "German-style Ale with Natural Flavors"; "Since '96".


Once again, following the Crack!, a Gussie Busch-style Glug really paid off. It formed a mountainous three fingers of foamy, rocky, tawny head that slowly fell away to wips, leaving loads of lacing in its wake. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was unmistakably of peaches! Mmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. They got it right when they identified it as "Tart" since just lifting it to my face for a sip caused my lips to purse. 8=* It tasted of peaches, but with a mild tartness as well as a brown sugar sweetness. It was like using slightly fermented peaches to make a pie! Finish was tart, peachy & rather dry. This is tough to rate to style as a Kölsch is meant to be vinous at most & adjuncts would not be part of the German equation. I'll do my best, but as always, my words are more indicative than my numbers. YMMV. A slight amendment - given what the Notes/ Commercial Description says, they certainly acCANplished that, but it just does not hew to style. Remember, rate to style & NOT to personal taste!

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Photo of MinerBob
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Worse Kolsch I've ever had.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of atr2605
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a clear golden straw color with a white head that fades rather quickly
S-lots of sour peach with subtle sweet nalt in the background
T-sour peach dominates follow by malt sweetness and finishes with more tart peach on the palate
M-light bodied with above average carbonation
T-tart, crisp and refreshing. I think it almost leans towards a Berliner from alot the tart flavor, but still a tasty summer brew

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Photo of robotic_being
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CReagan
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Tart Peach Kölsch from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 154 ratings