What is a kolsch beer

What does a Kölsch beer taste like?

Kölsch beers are characterized by a lightly fruity yeast note in aroma and taste, as well as a pleasant hoppy bitterness. The history of kölsch beer goes back to the year 874 AD.

What is Kölsch beer similar to?

Kölsch is warm fermented with top-fermenting yeast, then conditioned at cold temperatures like a lager. This brewing process is similar to that used for Düsseldorf’s altbier.

Is a Kölsch an ale or lager?

Kölsch is an ale while pilsner is a lager, and kölsch was designed to compete with its famous German counterpart. The modern version of kölsch arose out of the brewers’ needs directly after World War II as well as their desire to return to the simpler beer brewed by their predecessors.

What makes Kölsch 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.

Is Coors Light a Kölsch?

Coors Light is a 4.2% (US) ABV light beer brewed in Golden, Colorado; Albany, Georgia; Elkton, Virginia; Fort Worth, Texas; Irwindale, California; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



Coors Light.

The current logo, used since 2015.
Type Beer, lager
Country of origin United States
Introduced 1978
Alcohol by volume 4.2%

Is a Kölsch similar to a pilsner?

You could say that Kölsch has a lot in common with pilsner, another excellent summer choice. But Kölsch is more subtly complex, less aggressively bitter and slightly lower in alcohol than pilsner, which is a lager, not an ale like Kölsch.

Why is Kölsch served in small glasses?

Kolsch’s are crisp, delicately flavored golden ales with low carbonation. By keeping the pour small you give them less of a chance to get too warm or lose their light fizz. In Cologne they keep the beer flowing by serving Kolsch in a carousel called a kranz, or wreath.

Is Kölsch a sour beer?

Kölsch are the German response to the British Pale Ale. They are light, and slightly fruity with no discernible alcohol taste. They are brewed with Pale and Vienna malts to keep them crisp, though Wheat malts are sometimes used to keep them smooth.