Red Kolsch Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Red Kolsch Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • A little more malty than our classic Kolsch Ale. Ruby in color and drinks like a lager
  • Includes Perle and Saaz hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 21
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

An interesting take on a Kölsch.  Inspired by our craving for German Kölsch Beers, we tried to capture the drinkability but enhance the color and maltiness. Imagine a ale beer that is ruby in color and drinks like a lager! This is it!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.045-1.048
  • SRM (Color Range): 17
  • IBUs: 21
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%


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 included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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It sounds yummy.
Jay S on Jan 7, 2023
Looked like a nice spin on a Kolsch
Mark D G on Apr 1, 2022
It sounds yummy.
Jay S on Jan 7, 2023
Christmas present
Nancy Z on Dec 9, 2022
Looked like a nice spin on a Kolsch
Mark D G on Apr 1, 2022
i have a fever for more malt tones
Jim P on Jan 22, 2022
Summer time brew
Mark S on Jun 15, 2021
kit of the week
David H on Oct 20, 2020
Everybody loves my kolsch, so thought i'd try this one.
J U on Sep 9, 2020
i like Kolsch. This red is interesting
Kyle Lane on May 14, 2020
My wife favorite beer
Doug K. on Nov 21, 2018
Christmas present
Nancy Z on Dec 9, 2022
i have a fever for more malt tones
Jim P on Jan 22, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy brew day
Brew day went well. Active fermentation started within 24 hours. Should've let it ferment an extra week because it turned out a bit sweeter than I expected. Fermented in corny keg at about 12-15 psi at 75 average temp. One happy with the results.
June 4, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Big BANG for the buck.
Great twist on Kölsch at a great price.
May 14, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good kit
Easy to brew. Nice dark color with a decent malt backbone. VERY drinkable. I added coriander and dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace for a nice lemony aftertaste. Good kit!
February 6, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5
My First
This was my first adventure in home brewing. I bought the kit because I had a German exchange student a few years back from Cologne. She sends me the real thing from time to time, and I wanted to see if I could do it here.

I got good results, but I did not use a hops bag, and ended up leaving all the hops in for the whole fermentation.

Even with the colossal error, this turned out great. A bit more hoppy (think Kolsch IPA LOL) than I wanted, but I guess I got everything out of the hops.

February 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
end of the free dry yeast?
I used to love getting this kit as a filler with the free S05 yeast that was included. oh well, at least the price increase is a lot less than some of my other favorite kits (janet's brown)
January 22, 2014