“We’ve taken the finest, palest, premium German malt and gently spiced with German noble hops and fermented with a true German kolsch yeast to create this beautiful session ale, with its soft, rounded palate and delicate flavour.”
Served in a Stein glass. She offers a pale straw golden appearance with a quickly reducing head. It eventually settles to a ring with scarce lace work on the glass.
Smells nice and spicy with somewhat sweet and somewhat grainy malts at the forefront. Really getting those lovely Noble hop-like characters coming through. Hints of light florals, hay, white grapes and orange blossom hit a soft sweet note in its delivery. Light, crisp and approachable…exactly what we’re after in a Kolsch.
The texture of the beer is again light on, crisp in texture and super smooth in the swallow. Mild-medium body and finely carbonated. Mild bitterness (25 IBU).
Earthy/spicy hops and slightly sweet malts leave their impression on the front palate. The middle shows quite a direct floral tone as it leads in to the gentle finish that provides subtle sweet and spicy notes on a length.
We were really interested to see how these guys fared when the beer was stripped back to the bone without tonnes of sweeteners and other delicious additives that Bacchus has become so synonymous with. How did they go? Just as we thought….very well indeed. There is some serious skill involved with brewing lagers and this one hits its mark and drinks super easy with the delicate, sessional and well balanced character. Kudos Bacchus.