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

bottled
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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (2791) - ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared by Phildurk. Clear pale golden beer, white head. Flavor is malty, paper notes, slightly doughy notes, grassy notes, honey notes and almost toasty malt in the finish. Lingering malty acidity. Well it’s a lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1605) - Rome, ITALY - APR 30, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Koelschtrinker, danke. Pours clear pale gold color, tick white head lowering relatively fast with traces on the surface. Nose: crust, roasted grains, a bit yeasty. Mouth: mineral, watery, easy grainy character. Tasty in its simplicity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cthulhu (961) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - APR 30, 2016
50 cl bottle. Tried twice once in Cologne and once in Berlin . Didn’t take any notes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hauxe (373) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Pours gold from the bottle with a thin white crown. The aroma is malty and herbal. Taste is mostly sour, with the malt remaining in the background. Finish is lightly bitter. Decent thirst quencher. Pairs well with most food. Unremarkable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (104) - FRANCE - APR 23, 2016
Bière blonde assez plate, légèrement fruitée. peu d’intérêt réelle, rafraîchissante.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
Earthy malt aroma
A bit too strong buble
Subtle citrus in flavour
Dry finish

Except for too much buble, very nice pils/Kölsch.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (596) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2016
500ml can. Pours a brilliant clear gold with small white head that quickly recedes. Nice cascading bubbles. Muted aromas of corn, light spicy hop notes and fresh bread. As expected, it’s nice and clean in taste, with a crisp yet honey sweet maltiness, light pear fruitiness and spicy hop bitterness. Light bodied and acidic, giving it some ’zing’ on the palette. Enjoyable and very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PabloZab (1103) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2016
Butelka 0.5l (02.06.2016). Piwo klarowne o złocistej barwie, białej pianie, obfitej choć niezbyt trwałej. Piwo w aromacie ma słodowy charakter. Lekkie w smaku o słodowym charakterze z wyraźnym słodkim, leciutko owocowym posmakiem. Moje pierwsze piwo w tym stylu i ogólne wrażenie jest takie, że jakbym nie wiedział co to jest, to pewnie powiedział, że lager. Też słodowy, nieco lżejszy, bez aromatów chmielowych ale ciut słodszy na finiszu. Mimo tego, że piwo jakoś niczym specjalnie nie zachwyca to jak "kuzyna" lagera jest całkiem w porządku, pijalne z delikatnym efektem orzeźwienia. Warte spróbowania w celach poznawczych.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (1216) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Tap at the Früh Kölsch bar on east side of Rhine overlooking Cologne Cathedral. Pours bright golden colour with a short lasting white head. Aroma of light sweet corn, grass, with fruity, metallic and soapy notes. Medium+ sweetness, light bitterness. Light body, slight sticky texture, quite low carbonation. A decent Kölsch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4566) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2016
330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 10/7/2016. Pours crystal clear golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and light pepper on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Very slight sulfur character is present in the aromas and flavors as well. Overall this is a very nice Kolsch style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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