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Cologne Kölsch Extract Beer Kit

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Cologne Kölsch Beer Recipe Kit


This hard-to-find beer at the local stores is one you can easily brew at home. Named after the famed, beer-loving city of Cologne, Germany, this lager/ale recipe is smooth to the palate with a bit of a fruity taste. A cool secondary fermentation and liquid yeast make it a hit among light beer drinkers. It’s one you’ll want to brew again and again.


  • Blonde color
  • Light, slightly fruity flavor
  • Cool, secondary fermentation brings this beer to life
  • Liquid yeast (not included) is recommended for best results
  • Ingredients include: 6 lbs. Pilsen liquid malt extract, 12 oz. Munich 10L, 4 oz. Crystal 10L, 1 oz. Perle, 1 oz. Spalt pellet hops, yeast, priming sugar and a grain bag


Origin of Style Germany
Color Light
Gravity Level Medium
Hop Rating (1-5) 2
Yeast Instructions

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103 People have reviewed this product

Overall Rating: 5.0

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Fantastic Beer! Review by Tyler

(Posted on 6/30/14)

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I really wasn't expecting much, we have a good Kolsch beer made in our hometown of Holland, MI. But this surpassed it in taste, IMO!

This is a perfect beer to start bringing friends over to home brewed beer! It won't be in the Keg long!

Great beer Review by brewmeister62

(Posted on 4/5/14)

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I added 2 bags of frozen blueberries to my secondary and at bottling added about 2/3 of a bottle of blueberry extract. It was great. The blueberries gave it this awesome purplish color. Could have used a little more blueberry flavor though but I was afraid it would make it taste too artificial. Next time I may add a little lactose to sweeten it just slightly. Head retention was great. looks nice when served in a kolsch glass.

WOW, this is a good beer... Review by Andrew H

(Posted on 3/12/14)

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This is the best beer I've brewed from Midwest so far. I used the White Labs yeast WL029. It took several days before fermentation started. I found the yeast really sensitive to temperature. I also had to agitate the fermentor once or twice a day to keep it going for the first few days. Final gravity was 1.012 so it fermented fine. It has a really unique taste. It's very very good. I will definitely do this many times over.

Really enjoyed it Review by Sample

(Posted on 3/5/14)

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This recipe kit makes a very good Kolsch and reminded me of the ones I had when stationed in Germany. Nice easy drinking beer. 1 week in primary, 3 in secondary, and 3 weeks bottle conditioning.

Average Beer Review by Firebrewer

(Posted on 2/8/14)

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My wife and I enjoy brewing together and are fans of German beers, so we looked forward to trying this. It didn't turn out as close to the commercial versions as other kits we have done, and was missing the light malty flavor we were looking for. It is still a good beer, and my father in law (from Germany) really enjoyed it. A beer judge friend of ours noted a lavender flavor. We don't have the gear yet to completely control fermentation temperature, so I think it may have been too warm. I think if we did brewed this one in the winter instead of the summer, it would have turned out better.

German cours light Review by kp

(Posted on 1/23/14)

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Okay this beer turned out much better than I had anticipated. I was expecting something very (American light beer) tasting. Man I was wrong on this one. It is fantastic. I has some friends over to watch the game and I tell you what they about drank all of it. Nice color, racking into secondary made for a much less hazy brew. I will make this one again, I recommend you give it a try!

Brewed for a wimpy beer friend, but this IPA-lover wanted to keep this Review by MarkR

(Posted on 12/30/13)

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As a guy that regularly brews IPAs of all types, I thought this would be a great beer for a friend that doesn't like hoppy brews. I used the liquid yeast via a starter and kept the fermentation temps under 67F. After one week in the primary and two in the secondary, the uncarbonated result at bottling was so darned good I knew I was going to have to brew a batch for myself. While not as 'thick' and malty as a bock, it's still a very German beer with a distinctive style. This is a wide ranging crowd pleaser that's great year round.

great! Review by jeff

(Posted on 11/13/13)

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Like everyone else said before me, this is an excellent brew. Very simple yet so delicious. Makes for a great summertime beer! Will def brew again!

cologne kolsch Review by mari

(Posted on 9/17/13)

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Very good beer. Beer has great mouth feel and a bright color. Hops are well balanced and have a great flavor as well.

Good example of a kolsh Review by Eric

(Posted on 9/15/13)

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Came out a bit sweeter than expected but I think that was due summer temperatures during the fermentation. Let it sit in the keg for a couple of weeks and the fruity taste dissipated.

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