Tuesday, December 13, 2011
BEER: 4 PINES Kolsch
Out of Manly comes an impressive and drinkable kolsch. For those unfamiliar with the kolsch style, it originated in Germany (obvs) and is something like a pale ale, but with less bitterness, more citrusy sweet tones and more of a straw colour.
Head disappears pretty quickly. Kind of funny because the last 4 Pines beer I had is their stout which has a massively thick, lingering head.
Citrus on the nose, with a little white sugar and slight floral notes.
Low carbonation, but a good level if you don’t want to start on a fizz bomb.
Tastes like sweet citrus at first, then gives way to slight bitterness and malt. Full but clean mouthfeel.
Lingering slight bitterness on the finish but overall quite clean.
Drinks well and easy. Uncomplicated. A clean and refreshing drink that would be great to start with. Would go well with seafood and salty/oily bites.