Tart Peach Kölsch | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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Tart Peach KölschTart Peach Kölsch
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of ajm5108
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Traditional optics. Smell has a light yeast earthiness to it, germanic, but not any peach. Taste has a very classic german yeast profile with more noticeable peach flavor but nothing artifical. Didn't get any tartness. It is a solid kolsch and certainly fits into the summertime drinker category pretty easily.

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Photo of crow
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kidzord
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of peach and honey. Nice sweet peach flavor with a touch of caramel. The tartness comes at the end of the sip.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/23/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big sweet/tart/tangy peaches, lemon, pear, apple, honey, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of peaches, pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big sweet/tart/tangy peaches, lemon, pear, apple, honey, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruit tartness and light herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy peaches, lemon, pear, apple, honey, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of peaches, pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from tartness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, fairly bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an awesome fruited Kolsch style. All around great robustness and balance of peaches, pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the moderately tart/acidic/drying finish. The peaches definitely amp up the flavor intensity and dryness of the beer; but it still has great balance, and resembles the base style very well. Very vibrant and juicy on fruit flavors. A really delicious offering.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2015-05-09 in Warrenville, IL on tap.

Well crafted. Lightly tart. Restrained peach. Still tastes like beer. Enjoyed this. Clear peach color with white head.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dustin22martin
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ackeeper
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpd026
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smutty33
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knobs303
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

04/17/2017

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Tart Peach Kölsch from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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