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:
#29,883
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
76
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 7
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 cannabispinoy
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 GatorCoop
2.43/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got a variety pack from Costco. Come to find out I do not like the Kölsch type of beer. Very bad taste.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Claritas is an honest kolsch that could make the locals of Cologne think that this is one of their beers.

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

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shleepy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light and stonefruity; maybe slightly citrusy. Refreshing.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of amsguitarist
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of brewmastercat
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kyrojack
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of FrogOut69
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of James_NelsonIV
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bschinelli
3.08/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Jeysun23
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Brohal
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of glinnebur
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of GeoChase90
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bszymkow09
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rawfish
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A rough pour results in a clear gold body with a foaming white head of two fingers. Retention on this is pretty bad and eaves spotty rings of lace.

Graham cracker pie crust and some honey soaked white bread, a touch sweeter than most pilsner malts and very clean. Some citrus and grassy hop character with a touch of white grape skins and crisp green apple.

White bread, grainy cereal and honey sweetness in the malt. Grassy hops with a touch of citrus and white grape skins keep things light. Doughy malt in the lightly bittering finish. Tinge of metallic and earthiness.

Easy body but it could use an extra kick in the rear when it comes to carbonation which is very soft and lowers the crispness of the beer when it warms. Alcohol is a not factor and is pretty good at drying leaving behind only a slight honey dough sticky residue.

A very serviceable session Kolsch, tasty and clean but you also need to be in the mood for it. I prefer a bit more hops and carbonation but that's personal preference. The tall boy cans that Hess is pumping out are a thing of beauty.

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Photo of terpinsd
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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