Highland Brandon’s Kolsch Style Ale

Brewed by Highland Brewing Company
Asheville, North Carolina USA
- Kölsch | 24 Ratings | Special Release |
"We are proud to present homebrewer, Brandon Dana’s Kolsch Style Ale as best of show in the third annual Highland Cup. This beer will be entered into the 2010 Great American Beer Festival’s Pro-Am Competition held in September and will only be sold in North Carolina. Unlike its classic lager cousins, this Kolsch Style ale is top fermented at warmer temperatures and then cold conditioned. This process melds the sweetness of the Pilsner malt with the mild bittering of Sterling hops to create a delightfully balanced session beer. It has a golden straw color with a slightly floral nose. This Kolsch Style ale is best enjoyed served at cellar temperatures alone or as a complement to salads, aromatic cheeses, and other delicate dishes.”

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
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
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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