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Delafield Brewhaus

Delafield Brewhaus
Pier 347 Dockside Ale Kolsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Delafield Brewhaus
Pier 347 Dockside Ale Kolsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4%
Minutely hazy yellow straw light color. Attractive, toasty aromas and flavors of apple strudel, buttery praline, grassy flower patch earth, and corn flakes with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, appealing, medium-length finish imparting accents of kiwi, watercress, and radish sprouts finish. A well-crafted round and easy, lightly fruity Kolsch that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: apple strudel, buttery praline, grassy flower patch earth, and corn flakes
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of kiwi, watercress, and radish sprouts
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Salmon Burger, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-crafted round and easy, lightly fruity Kolsch that is sure to please.

The Producer

Delafield Brewhaus

The Producer
3832 Hillside Dr.
Delafield, WI 53018
USA
1 262-646-7821

Kolsch

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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.