Cool Off with Kölsch This Summer

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Schlafly Kölsch-style Ale

Schlafly, Saint Louis, Missouri

Brewery co-founder, Tom Schlafly is married to Ulrike, a native of Köln. Obviously Ulrike knows Kölsch so this isn't any ordinary Kölsch variation -- it's about as genuine as you can get. Schlafly connected with Gaffel, a brewery in Köln which had been crafting Kölsch for over a century, to fine-tune their own recipe. The result is refreshing and delicious. The aroma reveals a little hoppy bitterness but it's not as noticeable in the flavor. Subtle fruit meets crisp, mineral flavor and the finish is very clean.


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  • Snooth User: JerzJerry
    490279 38

    Just had a Saranac Kolsch from their Summer Seasonal 12-Pack....Was quite decent !!

    Aug 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM

  • Snooth User: wortsup
    1334079 8

    This article is the biggest load of BS ever. Why you ask. For one Kolsch... real Kolsch can only come from KOLN, Germany, just like Champagne and Burgundy can only come from their respective regions. Snooth should do some research before spewing articles that make no sense and just make them look silly. This list should be Gaffel, Reisdorf, Sunner, and Fru all of which are from Koln. SMH

    Aug 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM

  • Hey Wortsup -- thanks for the comment. I actually did point that out in the opening paragraph. While yes, the Kolsch convention does state that Kolsch can only come from Koln, the style of beer has caught on with a lot of domestic breweries. Thanks again -- hope you keep reading.

    Aug 21, 2013 at 1:45 PM

  • Snooth User: larrylee13
    459444 54

    Interestingly, just had a "Kolsch-style" beer from Alaska Brewing on my return trip from Alaska (on Alaska Airlines, of course!). Quite decent!

    Aug 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

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