Kolsch Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Kolsch Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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This Kolsch recipe represents a German Lager/Ale hybrid that is very smooth. Features a Kölsch yeast strain that is very lager-like even at warmer temperatures. Requires fermentation in the high 50's to low 60's followed by cold aging for several weeks. Blond color, smooth flavor.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.042-46
  • SRM (Color Range): 5
  • IBUs: 24
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.3%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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I think it will
Joel R on Dec 14, 2022
I have made it before, it is nice and light.
ed m on Jul 22, 2022
I think it will
Joel R on Dec 14, 2022
To drink
Charlie J on Sep 21, 2022
I have made it before, it is nice and light.
ed m on Jul 22, 2022
Brewed before. Nice recipe. Quick fermentation.
Antonella A on Jun 25, 2022
Most excellent beer that works with my setup
Hermann E on Jun 18, 2022
Seems like a good summer cooler
David G on Jun 18, 2022
Never brewed a Kolsch. Love the style
Wesley A D on Jun 13, 2022
Something different
Jeff Faldowski on May 24, 2022
made it before with good results
Chad R on May 14, 2022
Kolsch style is very good
RANDY A M on Apr 20, 2022
Spring is coming!
Peter G on Mar 31, 2022
Wife's Favorite
Larry T on Mar 16, 2022
Great taste
David D on Feb 28, 2022
Like the style.
Steven M on Feb 23, 2022
Robert H on Dec 9, 2021
I've brewed this before and liked it.
Larry D V on Dec 6, 2021
First time was great. Used Saflager 23. Be patient. 26 days at 60 degrees before kegging.
David E on Nov 23, 2021
wife asked for it
Darrin B on Jul 22, 2021
I wanted a low ABV. beer that is refreshing on hot days .
Karen on Jun 2, 2021
Made very good beer with this before
jim werner on Apr 10, 2021
Easy kit to get good results.
Robert S on Feb 23, 2021
Made it before. It's a crowd pleaser!
James B on Jan 11, 2021
Excellent German Ale
Gary R Day on Jan 5, 2021
Good and clean style
Dave W on Nov 3, 2020
delicious and repeatable
Paul P on Sep 29, 2020
Brewed before and loved it. One of my favorite styles!
Raymond L on Jul 17, 2020
Great summer beer
Darryl S on Jul 15, 2020
pairs with the blackberry puree - tasty blackberry kolsch - my wife loves it!
ERIC T on May 24, 2020
New addition to my Repertoir
Vincenzo D on May 11, 2020
my first all grain kit.
John V on May 7, 2020
Made it before and it's an excellent beer for the warm summer nights!
Gregory W on May 1, 2020
Robin N on May 1, 2020
I have never made a kolsch before
Jason W M on Apr 8, 2020
I came from Germany and would try your recipe
Andreas S on Mar 25, 2020
Shelter in place until April? Might as well brew!
Timothy D on Mar 19, 2020
I love this style.
Raymond L on Mar 19, 2020
wife loves the style
gordon gottfried on Feb 12, 2020
Haven't brewed a Kolsch yet, reviews were positive, will give it a try.
Judah S on Feb 1, 2020
Very good clean, crisp beer.
Dave W on Jan 9, 2020
Margarethe H on Dec 18, 2019
Neighbor Likes
steve P on Dec 9, 2019
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Gary J. S on Nov 4, 2019
Tastes great
Hermann E on Aug 30, 2019
It tastes great!
Hermann E on Aug 28, 2019
Double order, first time I ordered I was presented with PayPal; not second time; what gives?
Hermann E on Jun 21, 2019
the kit is very balanced and is great for the summer
Don H on May 4, 2019
Love style and need comparition with base malt I use
Juan L on Apr 26, 2019
Warm weather coming.
Bill S on Mar 30, 2019
Hermann E on Feb 13, 2019
I have made this more than a dozen times; easy to make great taste!
Hermann E on Dec 3, 2018
To drink
Charlie J on Sep 21, 2022
Brewed before. Nice recipe. Quick fermentation.
Antonella A on Jun 25, 2022
what is the size of the packaging box?
Francisco Rivera on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Francisco - Package dimensions are roughly 9x8 inches with roughly a 2 inch thickness.

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Rated 5 out of 5
This kit came out amazing! We literally drank the entire 5 gal batch in 2 weeks. I am brewing another batch now. The only disclaimer is that I didn’t follow the recommended mash or fermentation temps. I used Jamil’s Kolsch temps from his book. I mashed at 149 for 90 min and I fermented at 60.
December 31, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Thank you for this kit it’s very clean to brew
October 1, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Solid kit
I've used this kit now three time. I love it and so does anyone who I offer a taste to.
February 17, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Solid Kolsch Kit
Fermented at 72ºF with Lallbrew Koln Kolsch Yeast and the beer came out very crisp, clear, and clean. Would brew again.
July 30, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Koffee Kolsch is where it's at!
I brewed this according to recipe, except I added 2.5 oz of whole bean espresso roast for 48 hours after 3 weeks in primary. FANTASTIC! Whole bean doesn't alter the color too much, but adds plenty of coffee aroma. Koffee Kolsch is a must have brew.
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Added Feb 10, 2020
February 10, 2020
Rated 4 out of 5
This is a really good recipe. I ferment cool at 56 F for 10 days, keg with diecytl rest 2 days at room temp, crash to 38 F, force carb and condition for two more weeks and then enjoy. The longer it conditions, the clearer it gets. Crystal clear after 30 days. Great beer anytime of year.
November 18, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Have it brewed and is fermenting now. Should be ready to keg sometime next week. So far so good!!
November 17, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect summer batch
Beer came out great. But I used US-05 yeast and flavor was more similar to a Blonde Ale. Next time I'll be using Kolsch yeast and try the difference.
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Added Jul 15, 2019
July 15, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
True to style
Simple recipe for first time BIAB. Came out as a traditional German Kolsch.
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Added Apr 5, 2019
April 5, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Kolsch
This was my first kit from Morebeer.com. I like to have a Kolsch on tap in the summer months as a lawnmower beer. I brewed this one as an AG BIAB and it turned out great. Primaried for four weeks and then went into the keg. Had this in the fridge for almost two months before serving. Nice clean flavor and slightly hazy, just like the picture. I will do this one again.
July 22, 2013