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.
This shows our Kolsch after 3 weeks in the bottle.
Apr 28, 2023 by Barbara
Q: How many bottles will be needed with the 5 gallon total?
A: 45-48 twelve ounce bottles
Mar 13, 2023 by J
Q: I was gifted a williams kolsch style box, directions in the kit say to boil 3-4g of water....is this a smaller size bag of malt extract? The kits you have listed call for 5g...
A: I'm not sure why your instructions say 3-4 gallons of water. It could be a very old kit, as all the instructions in our system say to boil 5 gallons of water. Here's a link to the current instructions: http://www.williamsbrewing.com/pdfs/K57.pdf Check the date on the yeast. If it is over 6 months old it will need to be replaces.
I tasted the wart before going into the keg for final carbonation. Everything seems fine, the yeast made the right amount of alcohol. Soon I will be taking it along to a party of other brewers.
Smooth n easy to make
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!
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
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