Along with summer comes the needs for lighter brews and the first of our summer experiments was a Kölsch. We brewed the beer right after one of our spring heat-spells when we were really looking for a nice session beer.
The Kölsch has a great golden color, richer then a blonde or a wheat but less than pale ale. The beer has a bit of a fruity nose but it’s not very strong. The flavor comes across slightly fruity with just a touch honey. It then moves to a gentle noble hob finish (38 IBU).
At 4.5% it’s going to be a great session beer. It was made for the summer but I’ll be surprised if it lasts longer than a couple of weeks. Hopefully the next go around is just as good as this first one.