Thursday, September 13, 2018

Peak Organic Coconut Lime Kolsch

The Stats
Style: Kolsch
ABV: 4.7%
Current Ratings...
- Untappd: 3.38/5
- Beer Advocate: 3.68/5
- RateBeer: 3.04/5

Commercial Description
"Bringing a wave of tropical notes and a touch of citrus, this beer is beautifully designed. A crisp, bready, German-Style Kolsch serves as the foundation for this beer. Then we add a splash of organic coconut and organic lime. This Kolsch is very complex, but remarkably refreshing. It’s like we put the beach in a can. We hope you enjoy!"

Straw yellow color with a transparent body and lots of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. It poured to a finger of white head.

The lime is unquestionably the most prominent and has a puckering, zesty kick. There's a small toasted note, which I attribute to the coconut, but Kolsch characteristics are hard to find as they are masked by the title ingredients, but a subtle herbal quality is noticeable if I try hard enough.

The lime is still here, but definitely muted when compared to the aroma. The coconut actually came through big, which was a nice surprise. It has a sweeter quality to balance out the lime zest. The base beer itself doesn't lend much flavor as it has more of a generic, wheat, corn, or grain taste. I get a very tiny bit of a spicy hop note, but it fades away quickly. If it wasn't for the coconut and lime, it would taste like a subpar Kolsch.

Still, thanks to the lime, this managed to be a refreshing experience. The light feel and carbonation also helped make for a crisp body and it was easy to drink.

As I said before, the added coconut and lime steal the show and help elevate an okay Kolsch into something with a semblance of flavor. It's an Americanized version of the style, but it turned into something enjoyable.


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