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
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of f_raud
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Beermebrah21
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
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 the_benskii
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nage37
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jjohnston87
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of elNopalero
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Photo of GRG1313
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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 scottfrie
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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 Beernoobie
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goopy
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
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 Haybeerman
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brandonry
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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 ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of pilsner and grainy malts with some lemon zest and lager yeast esters and a bit of diacetyl.

T - Starts off with pilsner malts with some lemon zest and a touch of citrus hops. Through the middle, some lager yeast esters come through with some grainy malt flavor. The finish is mix of pilsner malts, lemon zest, lager yeast, and some light fruity esters.

T - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Kölsh that stays fairly true to the style.

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Photo of loubar
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Starts with a pleasant, pale bready malt forward taste. Hops add balance, offsetting the crisp grain character and providing some dryness to the finish. Clean, refreshing aftertaste. Well balanced, crisp and super drinkable.

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Photo of bryantan
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
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 Offa
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer, as the label in the picture shows, is Cali Colsch, not Cali Coast (although maybe it was called that once, neither the picture shown here nor the bottle I had said that). Anyway, it is a very good kolsch.

Dark gold, it has a big white head steadily shrinking to small lasting head.

Aroma is nice apple, pear, bread, hints of hay and honey.

Taste is very nice, full grain, bread, hay, hints of pepper and grass, firm light sweetness and a firm light bitterness joining in the finish. It has lingering hay, bread, grassy bitterness with hints of mineral and pear. Feel is zesty and engaging.

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Cali Cöast from Calicraft Brewing Co.
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