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Brewed by Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From the recipe by Peter Josef Früh of the family brewery, this top-fermented specialty beer features the best ingredients and is brewed according to the German Purity Law. A favorite beer of Cologne, which became one of the city’s original.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidtjm (161) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 13, 2014
Light sweet malty aroma. Taste is light, floral, light hops, nice body, smooth. Nicely drinkable

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1393) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Clear fizzy gold pour with a large white head. Toasted wheat. Orange pips. Some funky notes up top. Sharp enough.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a very pale straw coloured beer with a sweet toffee and malty flavour, grassy and slight floral notes on fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
500mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is very nice with lots of minerals, light lemon, and a little biscuit malt sweetness. Slight floral. Transparent yellow body with a medium, fizzy white head with average head retention. Starts with a spritzy, lively carbonated mineral flavoring. Becomes a bit metallic with light biscuit maltiness in the middle. Finishes with a soft sweetness and just the lightest floral hop flavors. This is tasty.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draught at Blackback Pub on 3/15/14
Clear, straw golden body is well-carbonated producing a small white head that displays poor retention.
Wax and crayon in the nose speak to the filtration/pasteurization’s early oxidation onset. Some lightly peppery hallertauer peek out at you but quickly leave in a flurry of seltzer water-like mineral speckled ending.
Very insipid sweetness is stale and beset with more waxy/crayon-like oxidation. Peppery, vapid carbonation produces a watery, loose texture and hops grace the palate for a nanosecond. Yes, the kolsch elements are there (lightly) but it’s just been filtered to all hell and tastes marginally better than a BMC product. Way too fizzy, as well. Why did they have this on draught here???

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ardbeguser (18) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Clean drinking and pleasant Kolsch. Plenty to enjoy here in this reasonably widely available beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Sample at Malmö beer- and whiskey festival. Crisp and clean with a slight bitterness, a decent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (5636) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 1, 2014
Klares goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, grasig, herb. Geschmack malzig, getreidig, minimal herb.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (160) - - APR 19, 2014
A good example of a Kolsch - it reminds me of sitting outside a bar in Cologne in summer. Fresh tasting with spicy hops. Rated by BrewTom

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
Bière de soif allemande, minérale et trop légère. Houblon discret. Bof bof.


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