About the Kölsch

The Kölsch is a top-fermenting lagered beer that originated in Cologne, Germany, in the 19th century to combat the proliferation of bottom-fermented pale lagers. Its color is a pale gold with excellent clarity. Medium-light to medium body that’s well-attenuated with a slightly crisp and dry finish. Malt flavor is bready and often slightly sweet. Traditional German hops lend a floral, spicy or herbal character with a bitterness ranging from low to moderate. The balance between malt and hops can vary widely. Alcohol level is sessionable. Should be consumed fresh.

Koffee Kölsch is a German-style Kölsch brewed by Huss Brewing Co. that adds mild coffee beans to bready malt and hazelnut.

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Tart Peach Kolsch is a German-style Kölsch by Ballast Point Brewing Company that blends tart peaches and sour lemon with bready malt.

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Kapitan’s Kolsch is a German-style Kölsch by Biscayne Bay Brewing Company that delicately balances pale malt, fruity esters, honey, and spicy hops.

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Captain Kidd’s Kölsch by Pirate Republic Brewing Company blasts the palate with spicy and floral hops in this otherwise refreshing brew.

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Fully Manual is a German-style Kölsch by Civil Society Brewing Co. and Coppertail Brewing Co. that exhibits a lovely balance of spicy hops and sweet grain.

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Rogue Farms Honey Kölsch is a German-style Kölsch by Rogue Ales that’s light and flavorful with cracker malt, grassy hops, and wild honey.

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Der Chancellor, a German-style Kölsch by Tequesta Brewing Co. nicely balances lemon and pepper hops with a light bready malt.

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American Kölsch is a German-style Kölsch by Boulevard Brewing Co. that’s light and lively with spicy and herbal hops balanced by bready malt.

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