A light refreshing brew that I chose to open during the autumn month this Sünner (pronounced “Zoo-nuh”) Kölsch hit the spot. Utilizing my new strange glass I found the color matched other brews of the style, hazy straw yellow. The carbonation was bubbly produced a fluffy white, lacey head.
This authentic Kölsch breathed a mixture of grassy hops, a mild fruitiness (esters), wheat malt, crisp lager notes, a hint of sulfur, and a bready backbone…straight forward and unassuming.
Allowing this cold beverage to cleanse my palate made me want to skip winter and get right to summer. Smooth and easy it carried a soft texture from the wheat and liveliness from the ale yeast. There was a little musky taste at first, but the remaining sips were golden. Grassy notes were evident from both 1) the malt resulting in a hay-like flavor and 2) the hops which left a crisp herbal finish.
I would rank this among the top 5 Kölsch beers that I’ve had. Very enjoyable and fun to drink!