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- A variation on our extremely popular Kölsch recipe with the addition of honey and a new yeast strain for a lighter body and flavor. Like our original Kölsch kit, this recipe features a pale color, light body, and smooth mouthfeel. Honey adds subtle floral character and lightens the body by fermenting to dryness. Really nice as a summer brew for barbecues and picnics, or to wean your friends off watery mass-produced lagers.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Honey Kolsch All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1048 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.5 / 5.012 Reviewsi love itI brew around 100gallons a year,almost every time i order i have to brew it.my neigbor actually complains if i dont have it on tap.maybe i should use 1/2 barrels instead of corneysApril 28, 2012New FavoriteI brewed a batch of Honey Kolsch and it is fantastic! All my beer drinking friends love it and want more. There were even a couple of people that normally don't like beer that loved it. This is going to be a regular for me!September 3, 2012great entry level beerI brewed this as one of my first all grain recipes and was thoroughly impressed. Although I missed my OG by a little it still tasted great and both my wife and my mother said they thought it was pretty tasty. My mom actually had a couple pints. Pretty good for two Coors light drinkers. I will brew this again in the spring.December 11, 2013Like a Swede in an Ecru SuitI brewed this for a party celebrating the start of summer. The beer was very popular, but they were not huge drinkers and fortunately there was some left over. Had another small gathering mid summer and again very popular, not huge drinkers though and fortunately there was some left over. Had an old friend I hadn't seen in ten years come and spend a few days and it kicked the second day of his stay. Usually, I have something else on line ready to go, but I'd been gone and had no back up. I was crushed. It was as if my summer ended in a splutter of foam from my tap. I loved this beer. It's like a swede in an ecru suit: a flower on his lapel and a twinkle in his eye. No dramatic changes with maturity. There was a "bit early" tasting and then an "it's done" tasting and it only became slightly drier over the 6 weeks it lasted. All tastings were good as in "this is a keeper."I batch sparge. No mashing, brewing or fermenting issues, no blow off - had nice ambient temp during ferment.Finishes dry/crisp and refreshes as others have mentioned. I'd encourage some light dry hopping of something floral to accentuate very subtle floral from the honey.August 5, 2013ExcellentI've been brewing for several years now, and I finally found one my wife enjoys. I think out of all I/we have concocted over the years this is hands down her favorite. It's very crisp and clean, and does not leave a bitter after taste. It's very refreshing and can be enjoyed year round. I will definitely be making it again and have another batch in my cart right now !! Cheers !!!April 10, 2011Fantastic ReceipeThis was my first All-Grain brew. Only hit 160 temp on mashout with Rubbermaids. Only 1 month old and will not last 4 days. This is some of the best beer that I have brewed this year and I have brewed 110 gallons of homebrew YTD. Have already ordered another kit along with 3 others...I am from Texas. Don't take my guns and don't mess with my homebrew!September 27, 2010Favorite so farThis was our second all grain brew and we really love it! We made the American wheat and the caribou slobber as well bu t this is our favorite summer brew so far. Highly recommended. Nicely balanced, a nice amount of sweetness, excellent color. Smooth and mild.June 6, 2010A staple in the rotationWas looking for a good "go to" easy drinking beer for friends and family that don't get in to the "crazy stuff". Have done this All Grain kit 4 times now with consistency and success. Very light and drinkable. Often quoted as a "lawn mower" beer, but I would say it is far removed from the crud of "Lite" beers. Don't be fooled by the words "honey", I cannot pick up on it in the finished product, but feel it does add to a crisp finish. Find a spot to lager (take out shelves in a second fridge) as I feel it does add positively to the brew if left for two weeks to lager.Overall, I highly recommend you give it a try!December 31, 2013Easy to make, favorite brew for visitorsTastes excellent, visitors love it. Easy drinking beer. Not great with food - GREAT on a hot day. Definitely a session beer at my house.January 29, 2016Not familiar with the Kolsch style, but...If it's anything like this brew, it's got to be pretty good. I didn't have the ability to lager this as recommended in the recipe, so I just did a short room-temp secondary (78'F here in AZ) just to help clarify it and hoped for the best (the choice of wheat yeast didn't seem to require lagering). I just forced carbonate it late last week, and just drew the first pint. It's nice and fairly sweet; I'd give it 5 pints but I feel it's a little unbalanced- too malty...then again, not knowing much about the style, I could be completely wrong!August 22, 2010