You know when that happens? You’re not going out out, you’re just going out for a pint of milk and then you meet yer man, and he’s off to catch up with the lads in the local and, sure, herself is coming by in a while and…suddenly it’s 2am, you’re standing by the bar in Whelans, you realise that you’re still wearing your slippers – and you’ve lost that pint of milk. You were undoubtedly out out.
A particularly good out out beer, Kölsch is an ale which is is cold fermented with its own special yeast and then cold conditioned for an extended period – just like a lager. At Eight Degrees we love this elegant, nuanced and extremely clean tasting beer style, which is perfectly suited to being brewed with our Galtee mountain water. The malt bill is made up of the finest German Pilsner malt, hopped to perfection with the Noble hop Saaz.
Short description: Kölsch-style – crisp bitterness – sessionable
Malt: Pilsner malt.
Strength: 4.5% ABV
Bitterness: 36 IBUs
Colour/appearance: straw yellow with a white fluffy head.
Aroma: gentle floral to light fruit aroma.
Flavour: mild crisp bitterness with a touch of sweet honey. Delicate and well balanced.
Aftertaste: light and refreshing, making you want to take another sip. An ideal afternoon session delight.
This is your ideal hot-weather beer so, while temperatures soar, keep your cool with a nice cool glass of this Kölsch-style beer. It plays happily with fishy food like fried calamari or scampi, the light fruity esters contrasting nicely with the seafood, and it’s a light option for pairing with something like lemon sole or monkfish in a brown butter sauce. Or, if you want to look really classy, chill it well and serve in champagne glasses as an aperitif.
Launch Date: August 2016.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: Draught only (30L and 50L kegs)