Almost a week in and our first Kölsch the part ale part lager that some people love and others well are looking for something different. Personally I am not a huge fan of this 4.8% ABV / 20 IBU offering. I do believe this beer from Chapel Hill is well liked despite my pallet is is a Bronze Medal winner from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival.

If you like Kölsch this may be your beer and if you don’t but you are trying a beer-vent calendar this might be a beer to try. No – it won’t get many return visits from me but it was better than I would have guessed given the type.

For those desiring a lighter beer that still has handcrafted integrity, this beer is a Kölsch-style ale made famous in its namesake city of Cologne, Germany. This thirst-quenching brew is spritzy, not too malty, with the pleasing aroma of imported Hallertauer hops. While fermented warm like all ales, Kölsch beer undergoes a cold aging period like a lager, which results in a brew that is complex yet easy to drink.

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