The crazy frog makes an appearance again at BeerTengoku with Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch, a kölsch style beer from Kotobuki Shuzo. It has an abv of 5% and a frog enticing you on the label – what more do you need to know than that? Besides that, Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch was the first beer produced by Kotobuki Shuzo back in 1995.
Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch Aroma and Taste
The jolly frog on the label of Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch stuck out from across the supermarket with his jovial face and fist pump, although they should have worked on the name a bit. Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch poured out a medium golden colour that was a little on the hazy side with a finger or so of frothy white head, though it didn’t last long. An unusual sweetness emanated off of it with something that resembled straw or hay.
For a kölsch style beer, Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch lacked in the hop front that is usually associated with that style of beer. The malt was more potent during tasting with the sweetness producing a caramel-like flavour that was complemented by the merest of hops. I was hoping the hops would make an appearance in the aftertaste, yet nothing really came through. It was refreshing though and would go down a treat at the beach in those hot Osaka summers.
Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch One Line Review
Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch is a disappointing kölsch beer that left me wanting for more.
Where to Buy Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch
Osaka Kuni no Cho Kura Kolsch can be bought from Kotobuki Shuzo online store here. If you’re in the area, then I got my bottle from Isetan in Kyoto Station.