Kölsch Ale

STYLE DESCRIPTION:
This crisp, slightly dry and subtly malty brew has the delicate fruity aroma of an ale with the clean finish of a lager. Using German Noble Hops for bitterness and flavor, our definitive golden ale is fermented warm, then cold-conditioned like a lager. It uses a centuries-old yeast strain that was initially acquired after founder Tom Schlafly married his wife, who is a native of Köln, Germany—where all of the European Union’s Kölsch is brewed. Proud winner of the Gold Medal for Best German-Style Kölsch at the World Beer Cup.
FOOD PAIRINGS:
ENTREE: Steamed Mussels
CHEESE: Mascarpone or Herbed
DESSERT: Panna Cotta with Lemon
ABV: 4.8%
IBU: 25
SRM: 6
COLOR: STRAW COLORED
CLARITY: BRIGHT
BODY: LIGHT
HOP FLAVOR: LIGHT NOBLE
MALT FLAVOR: DELICATE
BITTER FLAVOR: MEDIUM
PRODUCTION STATS:
PROCESS: HYBRID FERMENTATION
HOPS: PERLE, HALLERTAU TRADITION (DE)
GRAINS: PALE, WHEAT, MUNICH & CARAPILS MALTS
YEAST: KÖLN BREWERY STRAIN
BREW TRAITS: CLEAN HYBRID, WARMER FERMENTATION WITH COLD CONDITIONING