Tart Peach Kölsch | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.86/5
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141 Ratings
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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:
#14,390
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
141
pDev:
8.29%
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 33
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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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

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

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

Pours a Jewel tone burnt sienna, moderate head. Smells of -- surprise! Cling peaches in heavy syrup. Taste follows on the front end, but a tart, sourness follows. Along with an alcohol taste which is off considering the low abv. Medium carbonation, overall very interesting, but I'm not interested in seeking this out again.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Burt
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Slight hint of peach to nose; easy on the palate! Lincoln Fill 4/13/18

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Photo of ToddSoonerFan
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobus79
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ShawnL
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz can. Pours a pale amber with moderate white head. Very prominent peach aroma. Flavor opens very sweet. Lots of peach, resolving into a tart finish with notes of citrus. Very slight hop bitterness present throughout, though this is overtaken by the tart fruit flavors in the finish. Finish is quite tart, somewhat dry.

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Photo of futiledevices
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Tart Peach Kölsch from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 141 ratings