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

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common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 610   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Yellow-blond with no head. Ordinary and bland with a low carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingvit (274) - - AUG 24, 2014
Aroma: hay, malt; Appearance: clear urine, small foamy head; Taste: medium sweetness, medium sourness, slight bitterness; Palate: bitter finish, medium body, fizzy carbonation, slick texture. Just a Koelsch - nothing to drop your jaw.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle, june 12th. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet biscuity, caramel, light floral. Taste is mid sweet malty and light bitter with light floral and vegetal notes. Light/medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
One of the classic Kölsch beers, with finely structured, creamy, stable foam and pale straw blonde colour. Soft malty aroma with spicy and flowery accents, malt sweetness in the mouth, more so than in many other Kölsch beers which also use wheat malt (not this one), drying and ending in a herbally hoppy, elegantly bitterish finish. Kölsch is all about subtlety and this one surely has what it takes to be a fine example of its style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvrenUlgen (26) - TURKEY - AUG 14, 2014
Tad olarak hafif ve içimi kolay bir bira.Kölsch tarzının klasik biralarından.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
Clear golden color, tiny white head. Light malty nose, earthy hops, hints of citrus and wort. Fruity taste, light malty, citrus, hint of wort. Medium to light body, medium carbonation, thin texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (221) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
A Kölsch, pretty much like al the others. Malty flavour, slightly hopped, light and refreshing with a fainty fruitiness to it. My favourite style when i’m in the region.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewfoolery (26) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Poured at the brewery on a glorious August afternoon. Crystall clear appearance with white foamy head. Clean Pilsner palate with very mild Mittelfrüh hop bitterness. Perfect clean aftertaste with hints of citrus at the finish. Well worth the journey

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doofgoblin (339) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2014
The aroma has a bit of bran (like cereal notes). The taste is malt forward, but it lacks a complexity that I was hoping for... the finish is mostly clean with a light crispness. Overall, it’s really forgettable and not my favorite.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
uckelman (319) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Odd, skunky aroma. Sweet, sticky. Can’t see it due to having it from the bottle on the train. So much for proper glaasware.


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