Kolschy Clouds

Pennsylvania
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A bright, soft, and sunny springtime crusher brew with German heritage barley. This beer is hopped in the whirlpool with Citra, fermented cool, and then lightly dry-hopped with Citra & Denali. So fresh and so clean.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
40º F
Hops: 
Denali, Citra
Malts: 
Pilsner, Carafoam
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Its billowy white head held firm in my snifter as its tawny gold undercurrent frothily bubbled. Those bubbles released notes of freshly grated lemon zest, crackers, and pink grapefruit. A soft malt character was supported by a very smooth and pleasant citrus hop flavor. While it featured a solid hop flavor, it was very tame in the bitterness area, which contributed to a light malt sweetness. This also featured a light, smooth finish, with substantial carbonation pulling the flavors off your palate, thus enhancing its drinkability. Overall, while the hop profile does stray from the traditional Kolsch style (Style guideline 5B – Kolsch), this seems to be a quality sessionable brew to enjoy.