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Brewed by BraufactuM (Oetker Group)
Style: Kölsch
Frankfurt, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Stilbeschreibung: Dieses obergäriges Bitterbier wurde nach "Rheinischer Brauart" hergestellt. Es weist traditionell angenehme, durch die Kalthopfung hervorgerufene Hopfenaromen auf und hat eine ausgewogene Bitternote. Besonderheiten: Mit Colonia lässt BraufactuM die Tradition der Rheinischen Bitterbiere wieder aufleben. Mit einer hohen Hopfengabe im Sudhaus, aber auch in den Lagertanks, wurde sowohl die höhere Bitternote als auch das ganz besondere Hopfenaroma erzeugt. Zur Hopfung wird ausschließlich die seltene Hallertauer Hopfensorte "Saphir" verwendet. Verkostungsnotiz: Intensive goldgelbe Farbe, starke Schaumbildung. Sehr frischer Duft mit floralen Noten und Honig. Trocken im Geschmack, leichtes Mousseux. Präsentiert sich vielschichtig: Anklänge von Ananas, Zitrusaromen und Mango werden von deutlichen Bitternoten unterlegt, die in eine cremige Textur gekleidet sind. Die Länge wird von Herbheit getragen.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
renffisch (789) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
0,75l bottle from the shop at Hoffstättner brewery. (#1051) This is by far the best Kölschs i ever had. Perfectly brewery with not a single flaw. Golden colour, beautiful honied floral nose, very specific Saphir Hop notes. Perfect carbonation. Just awesome!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schnabelhund (69) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Pours pale golden with medium-thin white head. The nose is bright and pleasant as it unveils its pineapple and citrus notes, but its initial intensity seems to slacken a bit over time. The flavor begins with gentle zest over pale malts, followed by bright, refreshing hops which provide balance through gentle bitterness, which also carries the dry finish fairly elegantly. The texture is gentle and spritzy. A neat and wholesome beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJoller (55) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2014
355ml Bottle, pour is clear golden, thin-to-no head. Aroma has some citrusy notes. Taste is also citric with some sweeter notes. Beer is enjoyable but a little more complexity would be good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
adasko (267) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Has malty aroma with small note of something like a pear. It’s bright yellow color, clear. Has a tiny head with nice lacing. In taste it’s also malty, there is nothing really going on. It’s highly carbonated. Taste a little bit just lika a typical pils produced in huge factory.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Galeria Alexanderplatz, Berlin. Clear pale yellow beer with a decent white head. Fruity citrus aroma, hay, biscuits, grapes, some passion fruit. Fruity hop flavor, bready, cereal, hay notes. Flawless but slightly dull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
DWG; Bottle 0, 355l. Pours cloudy golden with a moderate fading, frothy, lacings, white head. Aroma is light malt, pear, green apples and citrus fruity. Taste is less, light sweet, light citric, light spicy and moderate bitter with a somewhat lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to avarage.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1330) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Color dark yellow with medium white head. Aroma grass, malt, hop, flowers. Taste sweet, malt, citrus, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3795) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
(bottle) pours a hazy pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of straw and herbal hops, slightly metallic, with a faint hint of bubble gum, grass and some bread dough. flavour is mostly the same, slightly dusty, with notes of caramelized grain, more herbal hops, bubble gum and a light-bitter finish. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (595) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
Clear yellow/golden. Small white head, sparkling carb. Hoppy, light fruity aroma. Flavour has hops, slightly sweet and spicy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
355 ml bottle thanks to Alex (not on ratebeer), on June 5, 2014. BB 30.11.14.
Slight bit hazy straw yellow color, white head. Sweet, malty, herbal, slight hoppy scent. Herbal, malty, bitter taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Malty, bitter aftertaste.


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