This multi-award-winning lager pours pale and golden. A fragrant herbal hop aroma with lemon citrus and green apple notes. Light on the palate, a touch of bready maltiness, with more assertive hop character. The crisp bitterness makes it eminently drinkable. Look for the pear drop notes from the distinctive Kölsch yeast.
Named for Christa Päffgen under her singing alias Nico. Nico hailed from Cologne, the city of Kölsch, an obergäriges (top-fermented) lagerbier.
SIBA regional gold award for best premium craft keg lager 2022 (London & South East)
SIBA national silver award for best premium craft keg lager 2022
Great Taste * 2021 & 2023 Winner
"We thought that the beer was very pleasant in every way. The nose was crisp and subtle and the maltiness was restrained and provided a delicious backbone."
"Easy-drinking, slightly hazed, straw-coloured lager with a sweet bready nose and a soft textured finish. Well balanced and you can't help think but that it's been well made to show such finesse."
"The flavour is bready, with a nicely balanced sweetness and a very long finish. It would be great with food, standing up to stronger flavours."
"The aroma is herbaceous and dangerously easy to drink for an ABV of 4.8! The palate is herbal, rounded, and the mouthfeel is pleasant. We felt we could drink a fair amount of this!"
Cereals containing gluten
Lager Malt, Dextrin
330ml Vichy Bottles
Pairs perfectly with Nico - Afraid (of course).