Review: Lancaster Brewing Company Kolsch

LancasterKolschBrewery: Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer: Kölsch
Style: German Style Kölsch Ale
ABV: 4.8%
Metal Connection: MARCH TO VICTORY – Your End

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Well here’s the deal with this beer. on June 13th 2011, back when I was booking shows, I had helped book a show which featured a band from Pennsylvania named March to Victory. Their guitarist, Ismael Morales worked for Lancaster Brewing Company, and so in their van, they had some of their own beer they were touring with. Of course, I was talking Metal and Beer with these gentlemen, and they surprised me with a couple of cans of Lancaster Kölsch. What an awesome band for parting ways with these. Since we do not get Lancaster beers down here, this was my first time drinking beer from this brewery. I had the first can they gave me a few days after that show, way before BeerMetalDude was born. Now I am not sure if what I did next was a good thing or not, but let me explain.

I was cleaning up in my garage, and I ran across a full can of Lancaster Kölsch sitting there behind some boxes. I washed off the outside of the can, which was unharmed in anyway, so I thought, fuck it, in the fridge the can went. Here we are about two weeks later, the can is nice and cold, and I decided to pop it open for drinking and reviewing. Here we go…

Considering this beer has been in my garage for over a year and a half, it held it’s ground very well. I poured the beer from it’s 12oz can into my Deschutes Black Butte Porter pint glass. The beer looked great with it’s bright orange color with a finger width white head which stayed about half way down, leaving a nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is sweet, and has a honey, nutty, and hints of apricot. Very awesome smell if you ask me. The aroma already has my brain thinking that this will be a great beer to drink in our TX heat, while outside firing up the grill! Mmmmmmm, Bar-B-Que! (drool!)

The taste of this beer is just as good. There is a floral taste with citrus fruit combination going on here. Yes, I can definitely drink 1-6 of these while cooking outside. Damn you Lancaster Brewing for not being regularly distributed here in San Antonio, TX. I could go for another one of these right about…wait for it….wait for it….NOW!

Obviously, I picked a song from the band March to Victory to pair with this beer. Click the link above to see their music video for the song “Your End”

Cheers, BeerMetalDude!

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