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 Ratings > Score
SummertimeGoose Island Beer Co.5.101,3973.47
California KölschBallast Point Brewing Company5.201,3613.55
Reissdorf KölschBrauerei Heinrich Reissdorf4.801,2743.87
Harpoon Summer BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.801,0493.53
Leinenkugel's Canoe PaddlerJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.009063.21
Saint Arnold Fancy LawnmowerSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.909013.55
Gaffel KölschPrivatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co.4.808613.67
Samuel Adams East-West KölschBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.018463.63
Alaskan Summer AleAlaskan Brewing Co.5.308063.58
Schlafly KölschThe Schlafly Tap Room4.807573.67
Samuel Adams Escape RouteBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.007533.43
New Holland Full CircleNew Holland Brewing Company4.907213.58
Saint Arnold SantoSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.705713.4
Calumet Queen3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.005133.65
Früh KölschBrauerei Früh am Dom4.804383.81
Clearwater KölschCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.804343.8
Sünner KölschGebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG4.804203.77
Curve Ball Blonde AlePyramid Breweries, Inc.5.004023.24
Saranac KölschMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.004003.21
MangöClown Shoes6.503983.9
Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Ales5.003773.68
Krankshaft KölschMetropolitan Brewing5.003643.8
Karnival KolschStoudts Brewing Co.4.803603.77
Endless RiverMother Earth Brewing4.903443.94
32°/50°COAST Brewing Company4.803404.13
Summit Summer AleSummit Brewing Company4.903123.62
Lug Tread Lagered AleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.202853.73
Spectra TrifectaFounders Brewing Company5.902823.62
Geary's Summer AleD.L. Geary Brewing Company6.002803.61
Lancaster KölschLancaster Brewing Company4.802743.61
Love Street Summer SeasonalKarbach Brewing Co.4.902453.44
Dundee Kolsch Style AleGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.102443.47
Big SprangTrillium Brewing Company7.502354.25
Kölsch 151Blue Mountain Brewery5.002293.61
SprangTrillium Brewing Company4.902114.27
Schell's ZommerfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.002013.56
Shiner KölschSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.901913.42
HooDoo Kölsch Style AleUinta Brewing Company4.001873.45
Kölsch German-Style AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.001823.85
Gateway KolschFrench Broad Brewing Co.5.301823.66
Lawn Seat KolschGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.801713.71
Gold Spike AleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.4.201603.7
KolschRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery4.831603.34
LiftMadTree Brewing4.701563.68
Kolsch 45Short's Brewing Company6.501553.79
Angry Angel KolschBig Boss Brewing4.501553.47
Ghost River Golden AleGhost River Brewing4.001533.38
Blonde AleSaint Archer Brewing Co.4.801533.53
Josephs Brau Summer BrewTrader Joe's Brewing Company4.801493.11
Chaser PaleBlackstone Restaurant & Brewery4.601473.42
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