NIIGATA Craft Beer – Golden Kölsch
Niigata Beer is the first Japanese craft beer to incorporate secondary fermentation inside the can as part of the brewing process.
The Golden Kölsch by Niigata Beer Co. uses their Eurpoean Kölsch as a base to create a golden, darker Kölsch. Not your original Kölsch with a bright yellow color that your used to. With a dark amber brown color with a head that will phase out quite quickly, for a beer that’s 7%, it will go down quite easy being light, smooth and refreshing with some tart leaving a slight sour aftertaste.
With a vibrant fruity aroma and hints of molasses, a soft mouth feel and a little bitterness, this is a great beer offering for the fall and winter.
100% Natural with 8% of Alcohol.
Niigata Beer is a small brewery located in Niigata city, Niigata and has an annual output of about 200,000L per year. With the vision of “I just wanted to drink good beer,” the owner Mr. Usami started out in 1997 soon after the government deregulated the beer industry and survived the craft beer crash soon after. Niigata Beer is well known for their diverse and unique line up, incorporating adjuncts that have not been seen elsewhere in Japan.