Totuma Kolsch – Andina Brewing Company

From Andina Brewing Company in Vancouver comes their “Totuma Kolsch”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grain, citrus, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of gain, lemon, sweetness, grassy and low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.5% with an IBU of 22.  While I do not usually pick up Kolsch brews this one is very well made and enjoyable.

Commercial Description:  Pours a very clear straw yellow. Aromatics of light stone fruit with a complimenting malt biscuitiness and a clean crisp taste with just a hint of noble hops. This style’s fermentation process yields a light, vinous character which is accompanied by a slightly dry, refreshing finish. Totuma is a bright, flavourful, and approachable beer.  “Totuma” (Toh-Too-Mah) is a container made from the Calabash plant. The tree, also known as gourd, was cultivated by the Andean natives to use as bowls to serve water or chicha—the corn brew of our ancestors.

Food pairing as per brewery:  Plantain Chips, Salty Food, Ceviche, Nachos

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