Light Hike Kölsch-Style Ale
Kölsch is a classic beer style that was first brewed along the Rhine, in Cologne, Germany. It was originally brewed as competition to Dusseldorf's very similar Altbier. Kölsch was then seen as a milder option to the standard German pale lager. In March 1986 the brewers of Cologne renewed the convention that defines a true kölsch (“a light-colored, highly fermented, strongly hopped, bright, top-fermented Vollbier”), how it has to be served (in the famous 0.2-liter (6 oz), tall, straight kölsch-“Stangen” glass), and especially who is allowed to produce it—only the brewers of Cologne. Since 1998 kölsch may be labeled with a European Union logo, thereby joining the ranks of such illustrious regional European specialties as Bordeaux, Chianti, and Champagne. Prost!
Tasting Notes: Honey, Biscuit, Floral
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