Foghorn ‘Hunter Classic” Kölsch


“Refreshing lager-like drinkability with the complexity and character of an ale? That’s Hunter Classic. Inspired by the cold fermented Kölsch style ales of Germany, this multi award winning brew belongs 100% to the Hunter. A Trophy winning recipe perfected over 20 years of brewing. Enjoy a Classic.”

Glassware: Tumbler.

Appearance: Hits the glass with a pale gold complexion and good Co2 activity. It forms a big three finger head which peels off rather quickly. Some spotty lace here and there, that’s about it.

Aroma: Not many other beers can beat a crisp, lightly hopped and refreshing Kölsch on a 30+ degree afternoon so it’s safe to say we’re digging this already. Loving the initial grainy malts, they combine beautifully with the modest hop profile. We get slightly buttery biscuits, estery orchard fruits, starchy veggies like potato and parsnip, rice crackers, soft spicy notes and florals. A flutter of honey here as well. Solid.

Flavour: Pretty similar to the nose with its dominant hay and wheaty grain bill. Soft esters, subtle woody notes and semi sweet honey in support. Hits a bit of a tangy note midway then shifts into a more savoury rice cracker-like character late in the piece. Noble hops own the finish with its herbaceous, grassy and spicy notes. Good duration on it too.

Mouthfeel: As expected – crisp, light on, clean and perfectly weighted. Just a nice subtle sparkle to the Co2 and the 4.5% ABV is tucked away nicely.

Overall: We had to make this a quick review as this was going down the gullet waaayyyy too easily. Should have got a 4 pack between us! Put simply, this is the epitome of a summer session beer. Top notch.