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Beer: Coast Brewing 32/50 Kolsch
Appearance: Pale yellow with many many streaming bubbles, hazy like a wheat beer, and voluminous white head.
Smell: Flowery with spicy notes - very pleasing.
Taste: Crisp with a touch of noble hops bouncing through refreshing bursts of carbonation. Dry, clean and smooth finish.
Overall: My first American Kolsch and the best I've had of this style - possibly one the best beers I've had, period. Crisp but still complex enough to hold the interest, with an ABV worthy to relieve end-of-day stress.
Perhaps the quality owes a bit to my proximity to the brewery (located in Charleston, South Carolina), but I look forward to enjoying this for many years. A+