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Kölsch sits astride two brewing traditions

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Charles Forelle reports on his visit to Cologne to sample a distinctive kind of beer.  "Kölsch sits astride the stylistic division between ales (rich brews made with yeast, like a Belgian blond) and lagers (crisp beers made at colder temperatures for a cleaner taste, like a pilsner). It's brewed with ale yeast but matured cold like a lager. Done right, Kölsch has a hint of the fruitiness and richness of ale but is still clean and refreshing. It is served in small 20-centiliter glasses, and one can drink an awful lot of them."For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on February 2, 2009 at 04:48 PM in Beer, Germany | Permalink