This is another first for me. I’ve never had a Kölsch before, so I don’t know how it compares to others in the style, but I certainly found the East-West Kölsch, which is Samuel Adams’ take on the style with a twist, quite agreeable. It’s light yellow and light bodied, but it’s no lager. It’s fairly bitter…There’s a lot of hop bite and it’s brewed with Jasmine which comes through in both the nose and the middle. The finish is nice and dry. Alas that the warm weather has left us for the year, because this is a nice summer beer.
I give it a 3.4 out of 5.