New Development Beer - Kölsch

02 August 2022

Development Beer
Kölsch 4.4%
Pale, Crisp & Refreshing

The fourth beer in the development beer series is a 4.4% Kölsch, a traditional top-fermented, lagered beer originating from Cologne, Germany (Köln).

A Kölsch is a hybrid beer, mixing ale and lager styles. The beer is brewed using ale yeast which adds some fruity flavours found in ales but is then cold-conditioned like a lager for several weeks, a process known as 'lagering', which adds some lager characteristics. The combination of ale and lager methods produces a brilliantly clear, pale beer with a delicate balance of malt, fruit, and hop character, a dry, crisp finish and soft mouthfeel.

Kölsch Vs Pilsner
The two beers look similar (pale, clear and golden) but Kölsch is an ale and Pilsner is a lager. Pilsners will be more bitter and dry compared to a Kölsch which, brewed with ale yeast, will be softer. Both beers are lagered so will have a common degree of crispness.

To keep as close to an authentic Kölsch as possible we've used ale yeast, Pilsen and Vienna malts, German noble hops.
Technically, only beers brewed in Cologne can be called a Kölsch, so this would be considered a Kölsch-style ale.

Brief History
Köln has a top-fermenting brewing tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. The beer now known as Kölsch was developed in the late 1800s as an alternative to the pale lager that had started to be imported from Bohemia. The Cologne brewers decided to fight back against the imported beers, with a pale beer of their own, Kölsch and bottom fermented beer (lagers) were actually prohibited in Cologne.

Kölsch is an appellation protected by the Kölsch Konvention (1986), and is restricted to breweries in and around Köln. The Convention simply defines the beer as a "light, highly attenuated, hop-accentuated, clear, top-fermenting Vollbier."

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