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.