In a nutshell: A clean, light and refreshing German speciality from the Fruh brewery of Cologne.
The lowdown: Kölsch is the distinctive beer of the city of Cologne which sits astride the Rhine in northern Germany. The brewing process makes Kölsch something of a cross between ale and lager and results in a wonderfully lemony, easy drinking beer. The soft, delicate hoppiness balances the fruity maltiness well and leads up to a clean, dry and fresh finish with just a hint of grapefruit - delicious.
Style - German Specialities ABV 4.8% - Moderate Strength
Früh Kölsch has been available for over 100 years. It all started in 1895, when Peter Josef Früh, who came from a brewing family in nearby Brühl, founded the Aposteln-Bräu in the city. Ever since then they've been brewing copious quantities of Kölsch, the distinctive light and drinkable ale/lager hybrid which originates from here.