Kölsch-style ale...this one is brewed with 95% Viking pilsner malt, 5% Carahell, Edelweiss hop blend at 60, 10, and 5 minutes, and Lallemand's kölsch yeast. It turned out great, although I should have kegged it a touch sooner, because the hop character has faded a bit by this point (I brewed it three months ago, and I got busy, so it sat in the fermenter for close to two months). That aside, it's a really drinkable beer for a warm afternoon.
I've now done kölsch with both K97 and the Lallemand dry strains. I know some people are super negative on K97, but I'm...fairly OK with it. K97 definitely ferments a bit fruitier and takes a little longer to drop clear, which may or may not be what you want. The Lallemand version is almost too
clean...I fermented it at 64 degrees, so it may have a little extra character at higher temperatures. In any case, I'm glad to have a more concrete mental comparison for the two.
All the details are on my blog: https://andybrews.com/2022/04/03/kolsch-simplicitas/