What the heck is a kolsch beer?

I’m glad you asked.  Kolsch beer (hang an umlaut over the o) is a beer style brewed in Cologne, Germany, and is reproduced here as well.  It is a straw yellow, clear ale, top-fermented and cold-conditioned, and it has a prominent hoppy character, although not overpowering.  It is similar in appearance to a pilsner, but tastes a wee bit sweeter, with fruity overtones.  It should be served in a tall, thin, straight glass, known as a Stange in Germany.  Perfect for a warm summer day.  No get out there and drink some!


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