McMenamins Firefly Kölsch

Brewed by McMenamins Pubs and Breweries
Portland, Oregon USA
5.9% Kölsch | 23 Ratings | Summer Seasonal |
Firefly Kolsch is truly a summer beer. It is a crisp, thirst-quenching golden ale made as true to this exceptional German style as possible. 100German malts lend a flavorful, yet surprisingly subtle malt profile. Noble hops of the Tettnanger variety deliver a distinct, yet extremely smooth hop character. At McMenamins, we are utilizing a different yeast strain in one of our seasonal brews, a German Kolsch yeast. This yeast has a unique feature; it is a hybrid of ale and lager characteristics. It retains the flavor of an ale but imparts the smoothness of a lager. This yeast is what makes this brew one of the cleanest and most refreshing tasting beers around. Collect Firefly Kolsch in a jar, glass, pint or pitcher at your local McMenamins and add a little brightness and magic to your summer evening. Starts pouring June Grains: Weyermann Pilsner Malt; Weyermann Light Wheat; Weyermann Vienna Malt Hops: Tettnanger (Bittering, Flavor and Aroma); Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.043; Terminal Gravity: 1.007; Alcohol by Weight: 4.64%

Aroma
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Appearance  
1
2
3
4
5
Taste
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Palate
1
2
3
4
5
Overall
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
TOTAL SCORE   
Comments


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

Click the descriptors above to add them to your comments.