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What does a Kolsch beer taste like?

What does a Kolsch beer taste like?

Kölsch is a top-fermented local beer style from Köln (Cologne), Germany. Kölsch beers are characterized by a lightly fruity yeast note in aroma and taste, as well as a pleasant hoppy bitterness.

What is Kolsch beer similar to?

Kölsch is an ale while pilsner is a lager, and kölsch was designed to compete with its famous German counterpart.

Is a Kölsch an ale or lager?

To protect their local turf, brewers in Cologne (Köln in German) invented Kölsch. Of all these pale brews, Kölsch is the most idiosyncratic. It is an oddity, almost a hybrid — an ale made, like all ales, with top-fermenting yeasts, yet stored cold like a lager for a month or two.

What makes Kolsch beer different?

The German-style Kolsch is light in color and malt character. This style's fermentation process yields a light, vinous character which is accompanied by a slightly dry, crisp finish. Ale yeast is used for fermentation, though lager yeast is sometimes used in the bottle or final cold-conditioning process.