American Kölsch

Kölsch Boulevard Brewing Co.


American Kölsch, a German-style Kölsch by Boulevard Brewing Co.

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American Kölsch is a German-style Kölsch brewed by Boulevard Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the lager was served in a pilsener glass from a can.


The lager pours a crystal clear gold and is topped by a half-inch cap of white froth that dissolves rapidly. The brew showcases its effervescence with a steady stream of bubbles on the rise.


The aromatics are faint with a scent of honey.


Nicely balanced, the palate has a mildly spicy hop bite atop bready malt. Finishes with a bitter, herbal bite.


Mouthfeel is crisp with a light body and ample carbonation.


Overall, the American Kölsch is a well-balanced refresher. It’s light and oh so easy to drink.

Recommended Pairings

Boulevard recommends the following food pairings with their American Kölsch: bratwurst, calamari, and nutty cheese.

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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.