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.
Straw yellow and a lot of carbon dioxide, rich in citrus hop notes and a recognizable wheat character.
Malt | Pilsner malt (94%), Melanoidin malt (4%), Sour malt (2%)
Hops | Rottenburger spät
Clearance | Carrageenan
Yeast | Lallemand Kölsch stule Ale yeast
vol % alcohol | 5
Start SG | 1,044
Plato | 11
SVG | 80 m%
IBU | 18th
Lovibond / EBC | 4 / 9