I know so little about kölsch because it is so hard to find on the shelf. I know it is an ale from Köln and that municipal regulation over time has done its job in protecting the style. Clearly not much of an edjification. I found this one at Tully's in Maine in April for $2.49 each and actually had a few of its kind while on the road.
This ale pours golden straw under white foam and rim. The aroma is evocative of the candy called maltesers - milky notes in among the sweet grain - a description I have used in the past in describing La Choulette Blonde. My recollection, however, is this is a sublter note. In the mouth, there is far less milkiness. Just pale malt graininess with a light bitter edge. If I were trying to place it I would describe it as a light pale ale with a slight nod to a farmhouse ale.
Here is what the BAers say. I would be very interested in trying to gather some more of this style to do a side-by-side.