Big Beery Advent Calendar - Beer 6: Orbit Nico Koln Style Lager, 4.8% (SE London)

Each night at 8pm, we'll post a blog about the day's hand-picked beer in our Big Beery Advent Calendar - why we love the brewery, why we've chosen the beer, why we think you'll love it too. Feel free to comment below or have your say on Twitter.

Orbit says: "Our take on the traditional beers of Cologne. Light, crisp and fragrant."

We say: Lager is often the unloved sibling of the beer world thanks to the indignities heaped upon it by big brewing over the years, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Breweries such as Orbit are doing amazing things to restore lager’s good name. This is a fantastic tribute to the traditional Kolsch style - and if we needed further proof of its greatness, along with Augustiner Lagerbier Hells, this is the go-to beer the Kernel and Partizan brewing team drink when they visit the shop. Praise doesn't come higher than that.