Moa Hoppy Cologne (Kolsch-style Ale)

MOA Hoppy cologne

Style: Kölsch
ABV: 5.4%
Serving Glass: Pilsner Glass

Available only on draught at selected craft beer bars in New Zealand.

Pale straw colour in appearance with a nice lingering head, this German style ale is brewed with predominantly Pilsner malts with a touch of Vienna and Wheat, providing a mild malt sweetness. Fermented using a traditional Kölsch yeast at relatively warm temperatures, the objective has been to produce a summer ale with good drinkability. 

It deviates from style in bitterness (45 IBU) and hop character, having been both late hopped and dry hopped with NZ Motueka and Australian Vic Secret.  Up-front it has passionfruit and pineapple fruit characters that give way to some pine and lemonade-type citrus flavours.  A mild white wine character with some slight spiciness, this beer has a lingering clean after-bitterness with a dry finish.