Cali Cöast | Calicraft Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scottfrie on 07-10-2012

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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by kaseydad:
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3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Awesome to see my City (Walnut Creek, CA) hosting a home for an up-and-coming brew team.

Poured from a bomber and I am met with a clear yellow straw colored ale with a small frothy white head. Light lacing.

Grainy aroma with some wheat and slight rye shining through. Nice light lemon in the background and some grape included.

First off, the taste is very refreshing. The German Kolsch yeast is present and there is a well carbonated mouthfeel with a spicy, peppery finish. You can tell the hops are in there and it brings a kick at the end , which I like. Bready also.

Mouthfeel is pretty good for this Kolsch. Moreso than other's I have experienced.

Overall I was impressed with this. At 5.2% this is an easy drinking, full of flavor beer. This would pair well with many, many dishes or just on a hot, sunny afternoon. Refreshing and worth a shot.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Covocali
2.45/5  rDev -33.2%
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 +2.2%

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite style but, as they go, this one is pretty darn good. Smooth golden appearance, sweet tasting. Low ABV (common for the style) makes this very "sessionable." Recommended.

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Photo of dertyd
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nage37
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GRG1313
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
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 -11.4%

Photo of Spaz7
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of largadeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ninaturner
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ek_ek
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

On the pour, the color is a bit dark, in my opinion, but it is a clear deep golden-yellow with a half inch of foamy white head. Surprisingly strong cling to the glass.

The smell is like a yeasty biscuit dough with just a bit of lemon and grassy green hops. Very clean and crisp, there is nothing muddling things up.

The aroma promises a refreshing taste and it delivers. Crisp malts up front, with a bit of grassy hop character, some mild grape flavor and just a bit of lemony zing. There is a little mineral note that is pleasant. But no mistake about it...the malt is the star here and it could maybe use a bit more of a contribution from the hops to bring out the fruity flavors a little more. The finish is floral and lemony, medium bodied, mild on the bitterness.

I am pleasantly surprised by this beer. It is a decent representation and interpretation of the style which inspired it, and overall it is a nice brew. The overall category rating reflects the adherence to style and the high enjoyment factor. Recommended.

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Photo of bobbyhands
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeb8
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Beermebrah21
4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
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 +2.2%

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Cali Cöast from Calicraft Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 57% out of 100 with 79 ratings
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