Claritas | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
California, United States
hessbrewing.com

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,147
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
76
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
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Photo of KyleMA
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of mnine
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChuckTom
4.44/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a lager pint glass
(A)- Pours a hazy gold color. Some good white froth with good retention and lacing
(S)- Bright biscuit and cereal grains meets some dusty honey sweetness with a slight hint of orange and lemon peel
(T)- Some nice bright floral hop and citrus bits met with some biscuit-like grains. Faint sweetness on the finish
(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Dry bittering hops meets subtle citrus and grains. Faint sweetness helps bring this around
(O)- One of the better Kolsch style beers I have had in awhile. LIght, but flavorful and balanced well

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Photo of bjouan
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goldendenizen
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good Kolsch even if its a little on the malty side. Super tasty though.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of likeemdark
4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into Stange. Canned on April 24th 2017.

L: Pale yellow, two finger white head has good retention.

S: Pale bready like malts, with honey and lemon.

T: Again bready like malts with honey and lemon.

F: Light, crisp, semi-dry grainy finish.

O: Pretty good.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beermeplz
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

True to form - light and refreshing with some sweet/fruity flavors on the back end.

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Photo of James_NelsonIV
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really nutty flavor. Rather malty and quite rich. Sharp like a Saison. Less perfumey than some examples of the Kölsch style, and certainly a more robust mouthfeel. A hint of lemongrass and a nice fragrance. An interesting beer worth trying again.

A pleasant quaff, though it could use a little more carbonation in my opinion. On tap at Local Habit, San Diego. Brewer called it 5.8% ABV for that batch.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Hess Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a slightly murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is drinkable but has a better taste than smell in my opinion.

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Claritas from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 76 ratings