Badlands Brewery ‘Brewbacca’ Kolsch


26805304_802420279942119_5627428553504935138_n“This ale is based on a Cologne style Kölsch. A subtle, warm and cuddly beast, Light biscuity character from the German Pilsener malt marries with soft and understated aroma and citrus flavours from Hallertau hops, the King of German noble hops.”

Glassware: Tumbler.

Appearance: Straw gold with excellent clarity. It constructs a frothy two finger crown that holds its shape well. Healthy lace seen as we go.

Aroma: Uber grainy and earthy with a nice floral bouquet in support. More of a biscuity malt opposed to the usual rice crackers and hay. Kind of dry, kind of musty with a very subtle hint of wet paper. Undertones of rockmelon/paw paw, mild yeasty funk and spice filling it out. Good nose, full of character.

Flavour: It comes on quite strong for a kölsch. Tonnes of grainy malt, citrusy hops, straw and light florals on entry. Really good carry in to the mid where a subtle earthy note picks up a bit of cheeky spice. Slight musty-ness before it rounds out on a mild finish which shows straw and grainy malts in the tail.

Mouth feel: Light on, slightly drying and slightly lean. Moderate bitterness (25 IBU) and good co2. Super sessional.

Overall: A very well brewed kölsch. Cool strip too – love the natural timber looking background with the spin off of chewbacca from Star Wars….very eye catching.