Cucumber Kölsch

Indiana
United States
Flat 12 Bierwerks Cucumber Kolsch beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A Kölsch-style German ale with lager qualities owed to pilsner malt and cold fermentation. Pours a deep gold color. Smooth drinkability and super-refreshing finish from an infusion of cucumber. Now available in 6 packs of 12 oz. cans for the first time!

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
28
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Very subtle cucumber aroma presents itself as Honeydew Melon. Corn grist and grainy pilsner malt are joined by spicy noble hops along with very low levels of what I can only describe as "green." If chlorophyll has an aroma, this would be it. A creamy white head laces the glass and lingers atop a brilliantly clear, light straw-colored beer. The flavor presents soft, delicate pilsner malt with firm hop bitterness. As in the aroma, the flavor of the cucumber comes across more like an unripe melon with a slight vegetal aspect. It is crisp and dry with a spicy hop flavor, hints of melon rind and a touch of white asparagus. Featuring a light body with medium-high carbonation, this beer had no astringency and was highly attenuated. The base beer is clean and interesting but is closer to a European Light Lager than a Kolsch. Overall, a very refreshing and thirst-quenching summer beer.