Inspired by the original Kölsch ales of Köln Germany this traditional top fermented ale has some unique Fort Kölnz character while holding true to its roots. “Keller” in the name indicates that this is an unfiltered and cold cellared ale which allows a fair amount of the brewing yeast and nutrients to remain in suspension. A grainy sweet aroma holds well with a slight citrus derived from the moderate hopping. Dry and clean on the palate bitterness is present but not overpowering. Extended cellaring is evident in the clean crisp finish and despite a very pale straw color and light body our ale has great depth and complexity. Ein Prosit Der Gemütlichkeit!
Appearance: Light pale straw color with characteristic “keller” haze and tight white bubble head.
Aroma: Traditional German yeast, accompanied by citrus hop and grain aroma.
Flavor: Balanced with pronounced bitterness and semi-sweet biscuit malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: Light body coats front of the tongue sweetening down the palate.
Finish: Crisp light bitter finish, holding shortly then drying clean.