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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hermod (3367) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle from Bierzwerg. BB 05/2011. Poured clear golden with a frothy white head. Malty and slightly grassy aroma. Flavor is bready malts, leading to a very harsh finish. Felt more like a cheap bulklager than a kölsch to me. Maybe something wrong with this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2010
Pours clear golden with huge fizzy white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is very malty, hoppy, hay, bread and nutty. Very lean and pleasant mouthfeel. Slightly suour hoppy flavor with notes of fruity sweetness. Thin fruity sweet palate. Finishes with a very pleasant dry hoppy aftertaste. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
On tap at the Brauhaus itself, Cologne, 19th Aug 2010. Clear gold. Quite fresh and light. Stronger nose than some of the other kolsch, but not the best.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
0.5l Bottle. Pours a light yellow with a fizzy but quick dissipating head. Aroma is slight but made up mostly of wheat and malt. Taste is crisp and slightly sweeter than most Kölsch I’m familiar with. The wheaty flavors follow through into the back end leaving a sweet and bready aftertaste. This is a middle of the road Kölsch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Cask at the Früh Am Dom pub. I think I had six glasses of this before I realized I was even feeling it. The color is the seemingly typical light gold and the head is good and creamy but not rock-stable. The nose comes of as a touch sulphery at first, but brings in a nice balance of fruity and floral esters. Malt is also present in the aroma, with a very deep and rich character of pils malt. The flavor leans a little more toward malty and sweet and has just enough balancing bitterness, though it is probably higher in BUs than it comes off because of the smoothness of the bittering. Mostly lighter in hop flavor, but a little herbal spice comes in at the end. Nice fullness to the body, though still light and dry in the finish and well-conditioned with tight bubbles. A very pleasurable and easy to drink kölsch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3203) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Yay 2000! Bottle @ Aufsturz, Berlin. Pours a clear bolden with a diminishing white head. Dry with malty aromas and hints of caramel and metals. Light bodied. Soft carbonation. Crispy dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle, 50 cl. Blonde-golden beer with small white head. Aroma of malts and grains, light hops also. Taste is grainy, hoppy and light bitter in the aftertaste. Nice beer for this style!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2522) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at Brauhaus Früh am Dom in Köln. Golden colour with white head. Malty aroma and some fruits. Flavour is quite the same with some citrus perhaps.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2010
bottle, my first ’kölsch’-styled ale. Nice yellow coloured beer with foamy head.Smell: some punchy grassy smell. Taste: refreshing, yeasty and malty hints. Nice one but has no spectacular palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
bottle, via trade with koelschtrinker, clear golden yellow with tight crisp white foam, aroma is grassy and fruity, flavor has soft carbonation, mild biscuit and sweet fruits, nice slightly bitter finish


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