Originated in Colonge, Germany, in the 1800’s as a lager style with top fermenting ale yeast. A Kolsch style is a clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer usually with a very subtle fruit and hop character. Subdued maltiness throughout leads into a pleasantly well-attenuated and refreshing finish. Expect a delicate flavour profile with a brilliant clarity, similar to a Cream Ale or Pilsner. The ideal summer drink in place of the mass produced lagers.
Examples: Wicklow Wolf Arcadia Kolsch, Fruh Kolsch, Northbound 08 Kolsch, Kentucky Ale Kolsch
Food Pairings: A versatile accompaniment for a wide range of dishes including white meat, fish and BBQs