SommerBrau
Gordon Biersch Brewery

SommerBrau

California, United States
4.8% ABV • IBU 25

SommerBrau is a Kölsch-style beer that shares some characteristics with lagers like Czech-Style Pilsner and Golden Export, but is brewed with top-fermenting German ale yeast. The beer pours bright and clear, with a golden straw color and a creamy, long lasting white head. The aroma highlights grassy and floral hops and yeast esters that suggest crisp pears and notes of honey. The flavor accentuates spicy and floral hops, with a light cereal malt character also prominent on the palate, as well as a subtle yeast component that echoes the elements of pear and honey in the aroma. The beer is generously carbonated and medium light-bodied, with a brisk, crisp finish that makes it highly refreshing, especially on a hot summer day. The crispness of SommerBrau would pair nicely with a fresh green salad with citrus vinaigrette, milder varieties of whitefish, or a grilled pork chop.