"It was Sunner that brewed the first beer in the modern Kölsch style (though it wasn't called that then) around 1900. Sunner is a 'Kölsch' style beer which is unique to Koln (Cologne) Germany. Like Champagne (Appellation Controlee) it is protected by laws, so that only beers brewed in that region can bear the name. It is an Ale with a stylish character derived from lagering. It is clear, pale straw coloured in appearance. The taste is refreshing, gently fruitly, slightly sweet with a crisp, dry finish."