May 23, 2019

New Belgium’s Passion Fruit Kolsch

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By Lynda Wheatley | May 4, 2019

Finding a fruity beer whose flavor is obviously fake or undeniably cloying isn’t easy. Finding one that doesn’t exhaust your palate after just one is even tougher. That’s why our editor was so excited about New Belgium’s Passion Fruit Kolsch. A light-bodied pilsner with a subtle sweetness that breaks into a light sour at the end, this effervescent, 135-calorie beer is strong in Passion Fruit aromas and flavor but so well balanced with just a hint of bitter hoppiness, that one can in, she was eager for a second. Thanks to Kolsch’s refreshing mouthfeel and a modest 4.3%ABV, that posed little problem for an afternoon of yardwork. The only thing that could make this beer better? Drinking it at the beach instead. We found ours at the Beverage Company in Traverse City, 1116 Carver St. (231) 946-7596. Find one near you by visiting


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