Highlights Flat12 Bierwerks Cucumber Kolsch

30 June 2016

Some beers just scream “summer”…and whether it’s late June or early September, the right beer at the right time makes it all that much better.  It’s 83-degrees on my deck, the sun is high in the sky and the beer in my hand is a Flat12 Bierwerks Cucumber Kolsch.

If you’re unfamiliar, Flat12 opened in 2010 in the Holy Cross neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN.  Founded by Sean O’Connor, the brewery uses a 20bbl DME brewhouse and they distribute across Indiana, the greater Cincinnati area, and Louisville; with a 2nd location opened in Jeffersonville, IN.

With my love of all things motorsports, Flat12 hit my radar when they release Hinchtown Hammerdown in support of Indy car driver James Hinchcliffe.  You may be more familiar with their Half Cycle IPA, Walkabout Pale, Pogue’s Run Porter and Upside Down Blonde…but lets get back to summer.

Today we’re sampling 12oz cans of Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch and right out of the can you can’t help but notice the deep gold color of this beer.  Cucumber Kolsch has light malt aromas imparted by the pilsner malt, but as I mentioned earlier, the taste just says “summer.”  Cucumber Kolsch has a soft drinkable palate with a burst of cucumber freshness.  This German-style Kolsch uses cold fermentation and you won’t miss it’s contribution to the clean refreshing finish.  I really liked how the cucumber added a bright burst of flavor to the beer and at 5.2%-AbV, you can really drink a lot of Cucumber Kolsch.  At 28 IBU the sweet/bitter balance is nice and overall this beer is really (really) drinkable.
Flat12 Bierwerks Cucumber Kolsch is their summer seasonal and it is available in 12oz cans now so don’t delay.  I also have to mention the REALLY cool Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch-branded foam cucumber they sent along…it looks real enough to eat (but don’t eat it)!

Be sure to try Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch for yourself, and when you do, be sure to let us know what YOU think.

0 comments (click to read or post):

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment...I do moderate them so it may not immediately appear...and please be nice!

WILK Friday BeerBuzz

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

Lets Talk Beer!

We've added some tools to encourage interaction. First and foremost, you'll see the Recent Comments section up above. This list displays the most recent comments from individual posts. Feel free to comment on ANY post by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of any post, or any link in the Recent Comments section. Comments are moderated, however you can choose to post anonymously.

Please also remember mybeerbuzz is very active on Facebook & Twitter and we DO support RSS feeds for posts and comments.

Advertising is not affiliated with any of the advertisers shown above. We run Ads as a way to help offset the costs to run this FREE blog....BUT if you do happen to click on any of these ads (even if you don't buy), we do eventually get a few pennies....literally.
Creative Commons License by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at

  © Copyright 2016

Back to TOP