Tart Peach Kölsch | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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117 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#13,385
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
117
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Gajo74
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color, rapidly fizzing carbonation and a generous large thumb length foam head. Head dissipates within minutes and leaves a thin ring of lacing.
As advertised, the aroma of peach pervades. Besides that, there is a light funk and sour yogurt aroma of which the yogurt, in particular, compliments the peach beautifully. On the backend, the smell of Pilsner malt reminds you of its grain bill.
Tart on the tongue, the flavors of sour peach, lemon and lime compliment the fruity malt base common to the style. Beyond the acidity, the pilsner malt backbone subtly hints at breath malts balanced with a modest peppery middle palate. Dry and limey finish with the slightest hint of herbal hops resin.
Medium to light bodied with a nice crispness. Refreshing and easy to drink.
Interesting take on the style considering the tartness. Feels a bit like a Gose.

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

Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can

Pourspale strawcor wothfoamy white head. Smells of peach gummy rings, slightly tart, earthy yeast. Tastes slightly tart up front, with flavors of peach funny rings and earthy yeast. Clean finish.

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

Photo of tourdot
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sauced4life
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slack
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't see a date on the can. There is a number next to the Ball logo: "80206A4BB*"

Appearance: The body is a hazy amber and it has no real head. It has a bit of a white froth across the surface that pools mostly in a ring around the glass.

Aroma: It smells like fresh peaches.

Taste: It opens with a tart peach flavor which puckers the lips a bit and tightens the palate. Each subsequent sip is equally as tart. There is a light flavor of cream corn.

Mouthfeel: It is tart and dry with a light body and not a lot of carbonation.

Overall: It's a good beer overall. If you enjoy sour peach gummy rings then you will enjoy this a lot. It tastes a lot more like a candy than a beer, so I would caution drinkers to consider whether or not they prefer candy to beer or the opposite. It is really well made and if you enjoy sour candy at all you will probably build an affection to this beer while drinking it. It delivers just a bit of sweetness in the flavor of cream corn. Overall I really was impressed by this beer and it took me by surprise. I would drink it again.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Suds
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An appropriate name...tart and with notable peach. This brew i s a hazy yellow-gold color with a stable white head. Fruit, a little malt, some sweetness in the scent. The taste is semi-dry with a lot of fruit. It's a good beer, but not exceptional.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Golden, with clarity

S - Peaches, light hops

T - Peaches dominate. Easy drinking and light

F - Light body and carbonation

O - A good beer for a hot summer day. The peach is refreshing

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Photo of dipso123
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can
Peach is a nice addition to this beer, however, the acidity of this beer heavy handed and ruins an otherwise promising summer beer. I’m fond of sour beer but not these ham-fisted beers that taste like they have lactic acid added in post production.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bendukes86
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz. Can
PKG: 22FEB18

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slightly tart, nice touch of peach. The taste is malty, peachy, tart. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a slight dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of shelby415
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tart Peach Kölsch from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 117 ratings