I spent a year in Germany back in '98. The little town I stayed in held a beer festival in the summer so I was looking forward to trying some of the beers that Germany is so famous for. On the first morning of the festival I went, with mild excitement, into the town square where about a dozen or so tents had been erected overnight.
What an anti-climax!
Every tent had just one beer, and all the same; Dom Kolsch. There was no choice at all. Then, to cap it all, they sell the stuff in 0.2 litre glasses. That's barely a mouthful!!!
Having said that, I quite like Kolsch. Just not at a "beer festival" where they don't sell anything else
I would concur that Kolsch is a fine beer for a summer party and will probably brew some fairly soon for just that purpose.