A style of ale fermented with ale yeast at regular ale fermentation temparatures then lagered at low temperature. Kölsch is a protected appelation and may only be used for beer brewed in this fashion in the city of Cologne (Köln).

This style is amber in colour, and has light body and a medium alcohol content (4-5% ABV). Kölsch has a fruity flavour with low hop bitterness due to the use of noble hops.