Tart Peach Kölsch | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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85 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:
85
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of dmorgan310
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppity
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Das ist ein Kölsch? Ach du lieber Gott!

I love Ballast Point's Sculpin Grapefruit and was expecting something similarly nuanced I suppose. Instead, I found the Tart Peach Kölsch to be much more in your face with fruit and tartness. It may have to do with the fact that this beer is a lower alcohol than the Sculpin, which might allow more of the fruit to come through. But... truth be told I found it a little over the top and much less balanced compared to the Sculpin. On the other hand, it looks beautiful, especially in the sunlight and has a decent aroma. Also... +1 for not being overly alcoholic. I will probably try it again some day and update this review if necessary.

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yum!

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: Tangy, fresh, peach, tart, sour, clean finish. Stone fruit, peach and some yeast aroma to nose. Gold, clear, white head with a ring of lattice lace. Medium body. Thirst quencher. 23 IBUs

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

Photo of smithj4
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Finkline
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_beast
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mamaraza
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TR_Severance
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

pours a clear, golden amber with a sparse head that poofs. nose; lager yeast, aluminum, & fermenting peach. taste; cracker malt, light peach, yeast, & light citrus hops. slight metallic aftertaste. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. not much to say here - it's gentle as the style goes, but nothing much to write about.

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Photo of Boston970
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

22 oz bottle poured into stemmed glass. L: Golden color, white carbonation. S: Definitely as labeled, peach notes. T: As labeled again, and expected, tart. F: Light body, and definitely a warm weather beer in my opinion. You get the combination of tart and some sweetness, with that refershing kolsch flavored mixed in. O: Enjoyed and would definitely drink again.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kidzord
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Tart Peach Kölsch from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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