Kihei Kolsch is Maui Brewing Company’s take on a classic German style. The beer pours with a light yellow with a slight bit of haze to it. The head is fairly thick, possessing an off-white color and a considerable amount of lacing that works its way down the glass. While there are considerable grain flavors that are initially present in the Kihei Kolsch, the beer opens up nicely and will provide imbibers with sweeter elements, hops, and even a little bit of grain on subsequent sips. The beer is able to have a very alluring flavor profile to a wide segment of the drinking population while having enough in the way of twists and turns to make even the most experienced drinker happy.
Kihei Kolsch would allow the flavors of sausage, burger, and popcorn to be highlighted while the beer can be drank in multiples without the individual feeling fatigued from the overall package. This Kolsch is one of the best in-style efforts that we have experienced, and would be a perfect introduction into more nuanced beers for those that have only had lagers or pale ales in the past.
For more information about Maui Brewing’s Kihei Kolsch and the brewery’s other year-round and seasonal efforts, their domain possesses considerable information. The company also maintains an active social media presence, with their Twitter providing the latest news about the food trucks that will be present at their facilities and their brewing calendar. Visit our Coconut Porter review for additional coverage of Maui’s beer offerings.
Kihei Kolsch / 5.2% ABV / Maui Brewing Company / www.mauibrewingco.com / twitter.com/mauibrewingco