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Cali Cöast | Calicraft Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co.
California, United States
calicraft.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by scottfrie on 07-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,493
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
81
pDev:
12.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This appears to have been renamed "Cali Cöast". I'm not quite sure why. 22oz bomber purchased from Berkeley Bowl West, in Berkeley, CA.

Pours a champagne-clear bright golden colour, with a coarse-bubbled head that settles to a filmy ring with a steady bead. Lacing is fine and delicate. Overall, it looks pretty sophisticated.

Nose is clean and light, with a pleasant German grain character coming through and some faint, green organic hops. There's a dusty, floury yeast character which comes through as well: it's not unpleasant, and it fits with the style, but it somewhat dampens the rest of the aroma.

Taste is light and clean, with a very nice crisp, lagery freshness from start to finish. Some green hops lift the back, providing a punctuation to the mild, crisp grain character, and giving some dryness to the finish. Clean aftertaste gives a real refreshment. It's light, balanced, crisp and supremely drinkable.

Feel is pleasant and light.

Extremely drinkable, and extremely well-made. This is a very nice, easy drinking beer, perfect for a Californian summer. It's not wild, it's not bursting with amazing flavour combinations: it's just well-crafted beer of high quality. Love it.

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Photo of Covocali
2.45/5  rDev -33.1%
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 +2.5%

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.33/5  rDev -9%
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 +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nage37
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GRG1313
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
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 -11.2%

Photo of Spaz7
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of largadeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ninaturner
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ek_ek
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of LeRose
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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 -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeb8
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Beermebrah21
4.43/5  rDev +21%
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 +2.5%

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
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: 3.66 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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