Kölsch Style Ale

Oregon
United States
Kölsch Style Ale, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

pFriem’s Koslch-style ale is our nod to the rich history and heritage of the style. Brewed here in Oregon (not in Cologne, Germany), this light ale tantalizes with notes of ripening pear, flowers and biscuits and a dry alluring finish. Have one. The future is here.

Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
17
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Tettnang Tettnanger, Hallertau Perle
Malts: 
Weyermann Pilsner, Weyermann Wheat, Acidulated Malt
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Kölsch Style Ale by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as Kölsch (5B). A grainy and slightly sweet aroma is present in this beer. Just a touch of diethyl sulfide makes it smell a little bit like cooked corn. It is a pale yellow, and bubbles rise up in an effervescent fashion, though there is almost no head. The flavor is slightly sweeter than a Kölsch that you may get in Cologne, Germany, with some sweetness that holds into the finish. The malt expression is delicate, a little bready, and balanced by appropriate hop bitterness and only a little earthy/noble hop flavor. It also tastes like there is a mineral quality from the water. The mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation that provides a tiny bite. Overall this is a quite good Kölsch, though slightly American influenced with the a touch more sweetness character than desired. With the temperatures that most of us have been experiencing this summer, this is a wonderful choice for relaxing with during an outdoor activity as it is very refreshing.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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