Kolsch Home Brewing Beer Kit

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  • Price: $36.99
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Kölsch is a pale, mildly hopped ale, with a unique soft fruitiness in the finish. Developed in the German city of Cologne, Kölsch has become increasingly popular in Germany in recent years, perhaps due to its unique quality of being an ale with the refreshing lightness of a lager, yet with the more complex, fruity finish of an ale. True German Kölsch is rarely seen bottled in the United States, probably due to German law which states Kólsch can only be brewed in Cologne, and only by one of the 22 licensed Kölsch breweries. Alcohol: 3.8%, IBU's 27.

William's Kölsch is an authentic rendering of this famous Cologne beer style, and can be either consumed quickly like an ale, or lagered (stored cold) after bottling for 8 weeks to develop the milder traditional flavor. Includes 6 pounds of blended malt extract, flavoring and aromatic hops, liquid yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation.

Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.039. Ease of Brewing: Beginner.

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

This shows our Kolsch after 3 weeks in the bottle.

Average rating 9.41176470588235 out of 10 ( based on 51 reviews )

Kolsh review

Review by Big Mike on 6/20/2021

Delicious and easy to brew. Lovely color in the glass. Delicate but floral nose. If you like lighter bodied ales, this one is for you! Keep up the fantastic work Williams Brewing!


Review by Mike A on 2/3/2021

Very smooth and goes quickly. Simple to brew and love the authentic liquid yeast strain. Highly recommended and this is always a go to kit for me.

My first brew in 30 years

Review by Darrin Tinsley on 1/26/2021

I added one step and transferred to a secondary to settle out at 13 days. Its a great beer compares to Fort Point KSA. I super happy with the results


Review by Dale on 3/6/2017

I have brewed this before a great tasting brew, I was worried about this batch as it seem to really get with it in the fermentation stage, eventually settled down, to normal fermentation, just bottled today so now the wait for at least2 weeks for carbonation and 8 weeks to finish, everything in the kit was great, will do again..

Forget Any Other Kit.

Review by Glenn T on 2/1/2017

I think I tried every other Kolsch kit available, Should have brewed this one first! Right on the money after sitting in bottles in fridge 8 weeks. I was lucky enough to visit Cologne and try the real deal, this kit is a perfect match. Just remember to give it some time to age.

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