D’Light KölschSeptember 1, 2010 Detriot, MI
Atwater Block Brewery
Available: CA, NC, TN, OR, WA
Atwater Block Brewery has a Kasper Schultz German Brewhaus, but they brew both ales and German-style lagers. The brewery created this Kölsch (a German hybrid style) as a stepping stone into the craft beer market for the local Detroit Beer drinkers: hence the “D” in the name.
Original gravity: 1045
Detroit’s history includes more than 100 breweries. Atwater does it proud. After a hard day’s work in the garden, I poured their aptly named Delight. Very pale, almost white with an ermine head, the nose is clean with good maltiness. The flavors are balanced: round with a slight acidity. It is true to the style of Kölsch. As a snack, it was perfect with radishes picked fresh from the garden, dipped in a little sea salt.
- Charles Finkel
Straw yellow, clear as a whistle, capped with wispy froth. Fruity aroma bequests ale, yet an influx of smooth flavor, malt and a blissful hop bite puts a smile on this face. A terrific warm weather brew, yet complex enough to delight with cooler occasions and certainly stands up to the lunch and dinner table. Memorable malt character and quenching dry bitterness is a huge plus on this hot summer day! At beer―Atwater.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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