Considered a “hybrid” style, kölsch brings together the ale and lager processes, using top-fermenting (ale) yeast during fermentation and then implementing a lagering step. Find inspiration for your next kölsch with these 12 beer recipes!
Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) style description for kölsch: A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer usually with a very subtle fruit and hop character. Subdued maltiness throughout leads into a pleasantly well-attenuated and refreshing finish. Freshness makes a huge difference with this beer, as the delicate character can fade quickly with age. Brilliant clarity is characteristic