"Drinking a Kölsch is more than just drinking a beer: it´s like drinking an entire culture." (New York Times, May 2007)
The Kölsch beer is a specially beer only brewed in Cologne. It's a light ale und is served in the traditional 0.2 litre Kölsch glasses which are tall and cylindrical.
Drink the Kölsch in an orign "Brauhaus" (the traditional German pub where the beer is brewed). There, the "Köbes" serves the fantastic ale and he serves one after another if you don't say "no" and put the beer pad on your glass.
The Kölsch Convention
Kölsch will remain Kölsch. The Kölsch breweries in Cologne and its immediate surroundings agreed this on March 6th, 1986 to protect the German beer specialty. The Kölsch Convention was signed by the directors of 24 Koelsch breweries. The ruling determined that Kölsch is not only a type of beer, but also a designation of origin. The guidelines specify that true Kölsch is a top-fermented, light-coloured, clear, highly fermented, hopsy full ale and is brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516.
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