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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2593) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is grain and a little bread. Taste is crisp, refreshing with a slight grainy aftertaste. Solid Kolsch

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2375) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Draft from Fruh brauhaus, Cologne. Clear and crisp, yet a little more complex flavour than your typical helles or pilsener.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (1868) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle. Straw-golden, almost no head to speak of. Soft and gentle malty, only marginally hoppy aroma. Taste is malty, citrusy, with a very light breadiness and fruitiness, followed by a light bitterness. Very light, smooth and relaxed beer that still is not watery. Very well balanced, has substance and chill-out vibe at the same time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Herbal, spicy hops poke through this frail Kölsch’s malt crackers, ending up in dryness and whispering hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A tuft of foam sits atop the cledar pale gold.
-Its hoppy presence is delicate yet still more apparent than the average Kölsch.
-Subtle citrusy notes accentuate drinkability.
-Malts are endowed with honeyed edges, but those are even tamer than most examples of the style.
-This remains a great little quencher, even if it cannot be as memorable as Malzmühle, for example.

From the wooden cask at the brewery restaurant.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2346) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2011
Wiedereinmal verschwindet rasch die Schaumkrone vom Kölsch. Auch Früh bildet da keine Ausnahme. Das Aroma ist leicht fruchtig mit einem getreidigem Einschlag. Auch beim Geschmack dominiert wiederum das Leichte. Leichte Fruchtigkeit, leichte Herbe. Keine Frage, Früh Kölsch schmeckt. Für eine richtig gute Bewertung ist es aber zu glatt. Test vom 18.10.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaboon (1659) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2011
Pale yellow beer. Light and drinkable. Light grassy and flowery hops. Very enjoyable during hot summer days.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1080) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Golden, clear with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with a light hoppy and straw sence. Mild good bitter, malty taste. ok

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11518) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 18, 2011
Herber und runder Antrunk mit angenehmer und geringer Süße. Im Mittelteil etwas süßer, wenig fruchtig, herber und dezent würziger Abgang, ein wenig bitter. Hopfiges und malziges Finish. 7/8/9/9/9/9

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1391) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Hvid gylden klar hummel frugt malt bitter mellen Livlig fad@ Früh am dom 10-10

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rane (926) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Bottle. Pale yellow with small white head. Aroma quite weak malt and caramel maybe a little earth. Taste sweet malts, very soft and mellow, a little grassy. I don´t know much about this style, but people are probably right, when they say they shall be drunk in Köln.


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