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Barley Johns Kölsch


Brewed by Barley Johns Brew Pub
New Brighton, Minnesota USA
Style: Kölsch | Ratings: 4 | Summer Seasonal | Alcohol: 5%
Golden straw color and mildly hopped with German Hallertau, Tettnang and Spalt varieties. A single decoction mashing technique was employed to tame the under modified Pilsner malt used in the recipe, resulting in a malt forward flavor profile. The hallmark of this style is its unique position between an ale and a lager - fermented cooler than an ale but warmer than a lager thereby creating a beer that exhibits characteristics of both beer families. Crisp and refreshing like a lager yet complex and slightly fruity like an ale, this beer is enjoyed in the traditional straight sided Kölsch glass.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

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dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

Other
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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