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Dos Desperados Brewery

Dos Desperados Brewery
Blonde Kölsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Dos Desperados Brewery
Blonde Kölsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
Golden yellow color. Aromas of freshly baked bread and tangerine peel with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, quick crispy toast points and water chestnuts finish. A light, citrusy kolsch that refreshes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: freshly baked bread and tangerine peel
Taste Flavor: crispy toast points and water chestnuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Manchego, Roasted Chicken, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light, citrusy kolsch that refreshes.

The Producer

Dos Desperados Brewery

The Producer
1241 Linda Vista Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
USA
1 760-566-6209

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.