Cali Cöast | Calicraft Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by scottfrie on 07-10-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
60
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
26.18%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First beer from these folks. This pours a tan golden with a touch of foaming. There’s a light aroma with a pleasing touch of toasted bread. It’s tasty with a more pronounced touch of biscuit on the finish complementing a citrusy squeeze of lemon. Nice one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Covocali
2.45/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Ok Taste a little bitter

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Photo of hansenme
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dertyd
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and a half of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is mild fruits.
The taste is mild lemon and grapefruit bitter, a little pear and apple sweetness.
The texture is softer.
Fine.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nage37
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange amber with a lovely but short lived pure white head.

Nose is negligible and that is even at room temperature! A few swirls releases soe esters that are pleasant but the nose is closed.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with light carbonation and very nice balance.

Flavors are light yeasty white bread, hints of celery and green herbs but fresh, clean and inviting. There are hints of wheat and white pepper and an all around pleasant drink that has a wonderful flavor profile for food.

Finish is clean, dry and lightly salty. Very light pleasant bitter character. This is a wonderfully balanced and drinkable beer.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Spaz7
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of largadeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of ek_ek
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bobbyhands
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeb8
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Beermebrah21
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've gotten a couple bombers and a few six packs of this before. Poured either into a pint glass or drank right out the can. A luxurious alternative to American macros for golfing, hiking, sports, beach day, or anything fun. Although, it doesn't really compliment a meal. Get a Coke and save your coasts for later.
It is not by any means overwhelming, in fact, I would barely call it whelming. If you want the feel of a light beer with a ton of interesting flavor, get yourself a sixer, which I prefer over the bombers. I haven't had many Kölsch style beers, but I'd hope they are all something like this.
The awesome green can makes you want to be outside, as you should be. Once again, well done Calicraft.

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Photo of pauldevay
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of halusin8r
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of scottfrie
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into SN tulip shaped pint glass.

A: Pours a glowing clear golden with a couple fingers of bright white head. Head took some time fading into a dense film leaving a few wisps of lace down the glass.
S: Crisp notes of pale malts, dry grains, and cracked wheat. Yeast comes through as well giving the beer a dry and refreshing odor.
T: Light notes of pale malt, lightly toasted grains, straw, and lager yeast. I get a hint of citrus and earthy hops near the finish with light notes of lemon juice and cracked pepper. The aftertaste is slightly sweet and chalky with maybe a note or two of stone fruits and honey.
M: Very soft carbonation and an extremely smooth mouthfeel. The body is light but not watery, and the drinkability is off the charts. This is one smooth and refreshing beer.
O: Definitely an underrated style. I’m glad this new brewery made it, and made it well. A wonderfully easy going brew. Cheers!

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Photo of mactrail
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Highly drinkable, crisp and clean brew. Golden color in the Duvel glass with a moderate foam. Plenty sudsy in the mouth.

Nice biscuity flavor with a perfumey hop aroma. Light and fragrant. Just enough bitterness to give it a zing. Pleasant malty flavors. Bitter aftertaste with warm tanginess. Hard to describe well, but it seems to be the essence of Kölsch.

One of the better Kölsch brews I've had. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

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Photo of jjohnston87
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Cali Cöast from Calicraft Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.
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