KSA

California
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

KSA combines a thoughtful mixture of American bittering hops and traditional German malts to create a complex yet crisp take on the Kölsch style. Munich and Vienna malts construct the beer’s robust, rich grain flavor, while Saphir and Warrior hops bring balance through a clean finish. KSA’s old-school style, blended with bright, updated ingredients, makes this beer a classic on both continents.

Profile

ABV: 
4.6%
IBUs: 
17
Served at: 
36 - 38° F
Hops: 
Warrior, Saphir
Malts: 
Pilsner, Pale Wheat, Munich, Vienna
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

This delicately balanced style is well known for being crisp and refreshing with a fine balance of malt, hops and esters. This Kolsch hits on all three of those balanced elements. The aroma highlights bready, grainy malt, light herbal hops and a hint of pear esters. The malt and hops balance the flavor with bready malt and spicy, herbal hops; a delicate hint of citrus fruit lingers in the background. The finish is appropriately dry and crisp with a lingering bready, grainy malt and a touch of spicy hops. This beer is certainly crisp, refreshing and delicate but, unfortunately, the grainy character is slightly harsh and detracts from the otherwise delicate malt profile.

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