This is a classic Kölschbier, displaying subtle aromas of faintly crackery malt and restrained, pear-like fruitiness.
Aromas of “fresh-baked bread” with just the faintest lingering trace of sweetness, and perfumy hops and crisp malt. A long lasting, meringue-like head of snowy white, this beer pours a pale straw yellow, and its brilliant clarity attests to a period of cold aging.
This is a highly effervescent brew, and the flavor is very much “traditionally Kölsch,” with crisp, light malt balanced by a slight, quenching acidity. Though subdued, there is a touch of hop flavor derived from classic noble varieties.