Last night I sampled the Mother Road Kolsch Style Ale. A true Kolsch is native to Cologne, Germany, however this Arizona Native beer is done in a similar manner. It is recommended to serve a Kolsch between 40-45 degrees. This style of ale is a little over 100 years old. To create a Kolsch, you ferment the ale at a warmer temperature and then cold store it, causing it to be kind of a hybrid ale-lager.
The can has a large pop top, which upon opening turns your can into a pint glass. The alcohol content is 4.3 and the IBU is 19. The color is a golden yellow and the taste displays notes of mandarin orange, with floral and pear aromas. It has a nice smooth light malty finish and would be a perfect refreshment for the upcoming Arizona summer.
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Sue Schurgin is the manager of Sedona Wine and Beer Tours and is studying for her CSW and sommelier certificates.