General description

Kölsch is cologne’s answer to Pils and has been the most drunk beer in Cologne since the second half of the 20th century. The beer is traditionally served in a 20 cl glass called Stange. Like Pilsner, a Kölsch is bright and golden yellow, but has a higher yeast character. In the taste, in addition to the spiciness of the hops, you can also taste some fruitiness caused by the fermentation.

Strong - Dortmunder beer from Brewery Bierverbond Amsterdam


Straw yellow and a lot of carbon dioxide, rich in citrus hop notes and a recognizable wheat character.

Fragrance associations


External characteristics



Malt | Pilsner malt (94%), Melanoidin malt (4%), Sour malt (2%)

Hops | Rottenburger spät

Clearance | Carrageenan

Yeast | Lallemand Kölsch stule Ale yeast

vol % alcohol | 5


Technical characteristics

Start SG | 1,044

Plato | 11

SVG | 80 m%

IBU | 18th

Lovibond / EBC | 4 / 9