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RavenBeer

RavenBeer
Dark Usher: Dark Kölsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

RavenBeer
Dark Usher: Dark Kölsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
Opaque brown black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of smoked nuts, dark pumpernickel toast, fig paste, and turkey jerky with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish evoking overtones of cocoa, roasted corn, peppered arugula, and mandarin orange finish. An interesting Kölsch porter hybrid that is quite refreshing and food friendly.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: smoked nuts, dark pumpernickel toast, fig paste, and turkey jerky
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cocoa, roasted corn, peppered arugula, and mandarin orange
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Smoked Turkey Quiche, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting Kölsch porter hybrid that is quite refreshing and food friendly.

The Producer

RavenBeer

The Producer
8901 Yellow Brick Rd, Suite B
Rosedale, MD 21237
USA
1 443-847-6223

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.