Sion Kölsch is a classic Kölsch beer brewed in the German city of Cologne. The brewer who developed Sion Kölsch, Hans Sion, was also one of the founders of the Kölsch Convention, a ruling that states that only breweries in Cologne can brew and sell Kölsch beers. Kölsch beer is characterised by being brewed cold-conditioned in the style of a lager, but using top-fermenting ale yeast.
You might wonder what the difference between a Kölsch and a Pilsner is, and though they are similar in taste, the ale yeast used to brew the Kölsch results in a smoother beer with lower bitterness. Sion Kölsch pours a crystal clear bright golden colour, with a faint herbal hop aroma. The flavour is light, with a gentle bready malt character and very slight bitterness. Buy Sion Kolsch for a crisp, refreshing lager with the smoothness of an ale.