Style exclusive to Cologne (Koln) Germany. Soft, friuty flavor. Very drinkable. Brewed at ale temperature and then cold lagered.
Light to medium body. Soft palate that is clean, friuty and acidic. Low hop flavor and aroma. Pale to light gold in color. Low sulfur aroma. No diactyl. Medium carbonation.
German Pilsner malt. European noble or Saaz hops. Up to 15% wheat to enhance head retention and complexity.
Hellers, Gilden, Garde, Sester, Long Trail Kolsch, Kueppers