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Hellers Kölsch

When I was shopping for food at Basic (German organic food store) in the city center I was very astounded to see an organic produced Kölsch. Over the last half year I have seen more and more Kölsch outside of Cologne. It seems like that there is some kind of trend. Perhaps Germans youth is bored of Pils. But even outside Germany breweries produce or start to produce Kölsch. A friend of mine told me that Kölsch is one of the top beer styles in NY at the moment.

What to expect from a Kölsch? I expect a nice, well balanced top fermented beer with a good bitterness. And that’s what I got delivered. The foam stayed stable on the golden body. Probably a little sour, but still sweat and bitter. The hop aroma and bitterness was very well worked out.

This beer is very refreshing and if the summer would be a little bit more forthcoming this year I would have enjoyed it lying in a canvas chair at the roof while watching the sundown.


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
10.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
3
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 8.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Tasted beer:

Alc: 4.50% Vol.
Type: Kölsch
Brewed by: Hellers Brauhaus
Brewed in: Germany