IMG_20150706_163700We recently went on a nice long camping trip to the Bruce Peninsula. It was a lot of fun but one of the best parts was the road trip up there and the chance to check out some breweries!

One of those breweries was Kilannan.

We tried quite a few of their beers and had a great time there. One standout beer was the Kolsch, a beer we picked up a bunch of for our trip.

It surprised us to learn that the brewery is run by a 23 year old man. Makes me feel unaccomplished.

A Kolsch is a style of beer that is at first made like a lager with top fermenting yeast but is then aged in a cold place for an extended period of time to give it a lighter taste.

The Kolsch is available at the LCBO and costs $2.90 a can. It sits at 5% ABV.

Appearance: Light gold with a soft white head. Filtered.
Aroma: Light toasted bread, a bit of apple like sweetness.
Taste: Extremely light mouth feel and super refreshing. A bit of toasted bread stays with you but the apples are gone.
Aftertaste: Nice dry finish.
Overall: A great lagered ale. Will seek it out.

Kole McRae

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