Front Street Coastal Kolsch | Front Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Front Street Brewery
North Carolina, United States
frontstreetbrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MuddyFeet on 05-16-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
15.23%
 
 
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0
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matthewmetcalfe
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A koelsch, expect light, easy drinking beer. Great on the beach this summer.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Amedlin18
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CEGentry007
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: highly carbonated. Light in color like a kolsch should be. Very light head. Smell: smells very earthy, no foral or citrus aromas. Hints of grass. Taste: carbonated, light biscuit notes but grassy, earthy taste is coming through hard. Little bitter for a kolsch. Overall: not too impressed. For a kolsch this is very heavy and bitter. Nothing what a kolsch should be- light crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LannahC
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of conoraugustine
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rvandergrift
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Twal
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Beer is quite dry ,astringent,over attenuated,grassy.
bitterness is harsh.
Carbonation very high,large bubbles,no dissipation.
Lacking in any fruitiness or malt back bone which would be a (subtle) base line of the style.
Considerable chill haze.
overall poor example of a Kolsch.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap

Pours a light lemon yellow with a white lacing, pretty hazy.

Lemon citrus aroma with a sugary maltiness.

Lemon flavor with a grassy maltiness, on the sweeter side.

Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very good light brew that drinks easy and pairs well with flavorful foods. Probably not something you're going to kick back with and sip for the beer itself, but for sessioning or a meal it hits the spot.

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Photo of jtjette
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of Bamarooster
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AmitC
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, pale, honey-gold coloring with a tall, frothy, clingy, white head. Nose of subtle toast, floral and tangy hops. Flavors are toasty forward, with tangy sweet and peppery hops. Different characteristics, and very balanced. Light, smooth body, with a tangy sweet aftertaste. Smooth, clean finish.

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Photo of jstehly
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I almost skipped this beer not being a big fan of Kolsch style beers. HOWEVER, that said I am very glad that I did not. This is a delightful beer. I find that I am attracted to dark strong brews with high ABV. It is nice to find a light refreshing beer with a lower ABV that I can enjoy. This beer is clean and light as expected. It has a complexity and subtlety of flavor that is a wonderful surprise. It has the slight hint of Banana that a good heffewiezen will have sometimes. A light style beer that people who like beers will enjoy.

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Photo of bruindre
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of hellhammermario
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of fastrodney
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Brewsed
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Front Street Coastal Kolsch from Front Street Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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