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First only brewed in Köln, Germany, now many American brewpubs and a hand full of breweries have created their own version of this obscure style. Light to medium in body with a very pale color, hop bitterness is medium to slightly assertive. A somewhat vinous (grape-y from malts) and dry flavor make up the rest.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Reissdorf KölschBrauerei Heinrich Reissdorf4.803.871,04491
Harpoon Summer BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.53975-
Yellowtail Pale AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.003.5291087
Samuel Adams East-West KölschBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.013.6383591
Saint Arnold Fancy LawnmowerSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.5373690
Leinenkugel's Canoe PaddlerJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.003.16709-
Gaffel KölschPrivatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.4.803.66695-
Alaskan Summer AleAlaskan Brewing Co.5.303.5968183
Samuel Adams Escape RouteBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.003.4161883
Schlafly KölschThe Schlafly Tap Room4.803.66612-
New Holland Full CircleNew Holland Brewing Company4.903.57574-
Saint Arnold SantoSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.703.36466-
Calumet Queen3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.003.61409-
Saranac KölschMatt Brewing Company5.003.237869
Curve Ball Blonde AlePyramid Breweries, Inc.5.003.2536775
Captain's KölschCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.5.503.79354-
Karnival KolschStoudts Brewing Co.4.803.78340-
Sünner KölschGebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG5.403.76329-
Früh KölschBrauerei Früh am Dom4.803.81315-
32°/50°COAST Brewing Company4.804.15286-
Endless RiverMother Earth Brewing4.903.93284100
Krankshaft KölschMetropolitan Brewing5.003.7926890
Geary's Summer AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.003.6225992
Summit Summer AleSummit Brewing Company4.903.5924288
Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Ales5.903.69238-
Dundee Kolsch Style AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.103.4722790
Lancaster KölschLancaster Brewing Company4.803.61225-
Lug Tread Lagered AleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.203.7120090
Schell's ZommerfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.003.57190-
Kölsch 151Blue Mountain Brewery5.003.58189-
Shiner KölschSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.903.4218583
Pale Ale The OriginalBallast Point Brewing Company5.203.51169-
HooDoo Kölsch Style AleUinta Brewing Company4.003.45155-
Gateway KolschFrench Broad Brewing Co.5.303.65153-
Gold Spike AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.4.203.714887
Love Street Summer SeasonalKarbach Brewing Co.4.903.38141-
Kolsch 45Short's Brewing Company6.503.8141-
KolschRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery4.833.3141-
Angry Angel KolschBig Boss Brewing4.503.49139-
Kmita KolschDark Horse Brewing Company5.503.39129-
Chaser PaleBlackstone Restaurant & Brewery4.603.43119-
Sunbru Kölsch-Style AleFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery5.203.4611687
Josephs Brau Summer BrewTrader Joe's Brewing Company4.803.06112-
Ghost River Golden AleGhost River Brewing4.003.44110-
Fisherman's AleCape Ann Brewing Company5.003.64109-
Kayak KölschLake Superior Brewing Company ? 3.7109-
Gordon Biersch SommerBrauGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.603.4110488
Blonde AleSaint Archer Brewing Co.4.803.52103-
Colorado KolschSteamworks Brewing Co.4.863.5102-
Franconia KölschFranconia Brewing Company4.803.52101-
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