Beer review — Sunner and Wychwood

Sunner Kolsch 500ml $4.98
Kolsch – a protected name and a brewing specialty of Cologne, Germany – combines warm, top fermentation (like ale) with cold conditioning, like lager. Sunner is an excellent example of the style – pale lemon coloured with a dense, persistent head and ultra-fresh dry palate, cut by fine, delicious bitter hops.

Wychwood Brewery Goliath 500ml $6.24
Goliath, a deep amber English ale, bills itself as the “the beer to slay a mighty thirst”. But if that’s the aim, shouldn’t it be called David? Whatever we call it, it’s simply delicious – a silk-smooth, mild beer, balancing fruitiness, toffee-like malt flavour and clean, dry, refreshing bitterness.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2012
First published 28 March 2012 in The Canberra Times