Full Review

Brown Van Brewing Co.

Brown Van Brewing Co.
Kolsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 4.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Kolsch

Brown Van Brewing Co.
Kolsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 4.8%
Brilliant light gold color. Fruity, tropical, toasty aromas and flavors of peach and cream cheese danish, praline, pot muffin, and cinnamon roll with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, subtle, very long finish displaying notes of peppered citrus and herb muffin finish. Deliciously vibrant, well-hopped Kolsch that begs another sip.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Smooth & Mild & Malty
Aroma Aroma: peach and cream cheese Danish, praline, pot muffin, and cinnamon roll
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peppered citrus and herb muffin
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich, Turkey Kabobs, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Deliciously vibrant, well-hopped Kolsch that begs another sip.

The Producer

Brown Van Brewing Corp.

The Producer
1400-340 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 0A5
Canada
1 613-316-5245

Their Portfolio

Kolsch

Beer Glass Stange Gold.jpg
Serve in a Stange
Kölsch is pale straw to pale gold in color and ranges in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers are light-to-medium bodied and have a clean, crisp finish as a result of cooler fermentation temperatures. Subtle fruitiness and a dry, herbal hop-accented finish define these easy drinking ales. Originating in Cologne, Germany, the word kölsch is legally limited to the beers brewed in the city of Cologne. This naming convention is closely followed in European markets, but outside of Europe kölsch style beers may be labeled as simply kölsch. Most examples one will encounter in the US are brewpub draft interpretations produced during the summer months, though some commercial brewers produce a summer ale in the kölsch style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Summertime, Metropolitan Krankshaft Kölsch and Sünner Kölsch.