Light in color and malt character. A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer usually with very subtle fruit and hop character. Subdued maltiness throughout leads into a pleasantly well-attenuated and refreshing finish. Brilliant clarity is characteristic
Beer style: Kölsch
Contains 5 kg Norwegian malt: Pilsner, Munich.
Addons: Water justering, yeast nutrition, clarifier, cleaner, and disinfection.
Alcohol percentage: approx. 5.1%
Bitterness: 22 IBU
Color: 10.2 EBC
Intended for 25 liters wort for fermentation
Link to the recipe in Brewfather
Our different beer sets have different contents and amounts of malt. Some brewing machines can not have room for all the malt. If you choose to go beyond the manufacturer's recommendation, you will be able to experience lower yields (less OG) and you may also experience so-called "stuck mash" (the strainer becomes clogged and circulation / runoff becomes difficult).
Manufacturer`s own recommendations of malt quantity:
Robobrew BrewZilla / Digiboil:
35L: max 8 kg
65L: max 16 kg
30L: max 9 kg
70L: max 17 kg
model 10: max 2.8 kg
model 20: max 6 kg
model 50: max 13 kg
B40pro: max 9 kg
B80pro: max 20 kg
B150pro: max 35 kg
Crisp, delicate and oh-so-drinkable, the German-style Kolsch is a beer hybrid, meaning that its production and subsequent beer drinking experience saddles qualities of both lager beers and ale beers. These light and refreshing ale-lager hybrids are perfect for warm summer days and have become a favored style by American craft brewers and beer lovers alike. In addition to their thirst quenching ability, they also are a fun beer to enjoy with food, including traditional German sausages and kraut.
The German-style Kolsch is light in color and malt character. This style’s fermentation process yields a light, vinous character which is accompanied by a slightly dry, crisp finish. Ale yeast is used for fermentation, though lager yeast is sometimes used in the bottle or final cold-conditioning process.
Kolsch Beer in America
Kolsch beer stems from Cologne (Koln), Germany, but has found its way onto America’s craft beer scene like many other German beers. Technically, for beer to be called a Kolsch, it has to come from the city of Cologne, but that hasn’t stopped American craft brewers from embracing the Kolsch style of beers. Craft beer connoisseurs have been enjoying American Kolsch style beers during the warm seasons since the Kolsch was introduced to the American craft scene. This beer style pairs best with bratwurst, nutty cheeses, and even lighter desserts like apricot cake. We want to help you find a brewery that makes your next favorite Kolsch beer
- Nutty Cheeses
- Light Apricot Cake
Glassware & Serving Temperature
Straw to Gold
Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles
Hop flavor is low and, if evident, should express noble hop character. Hop bitterness is medium
Malt character is a very low to low with a soft sweetness
Light pear, apple or Riesling wine-like fruitiness may be apparent
Not common to style
Low-level sulfur notes are acceptable
Medium to High
Medium - High