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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1413) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Hvid gylden klar hummel frugt malt bitter mellen Livlig fad@ Früh am dom 10-10

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rane (930) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6751) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma is dusty and malty with notes of earthy hops and caramel. The flavoru is grassy and malty with some dusty notes. Citric and light acidic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8484) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2011
An ale in theory but a lager at heart. 0,33 cl bottle MHB: 14.09.11. It pours a clear and bright gold with a foamy but frothy bright white head. It leaves little bit of small speckles behind. The smell is grainy with a light bit of light fruit and a kiss of hops. The flavor is interesting. It has a unique fruitiness that i haven’t yet tasted in this style. It is like white wine/grapes almost. It has a slight bit of hops, but the main flavor is an overriding fruity sweetness. The mouthfeel is not as light as expected, it is under-carbonated. It is an interesting beer, at least it isn’t monotonous. Don’t be araid of this style, it isn’t that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11024) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
cloudy yellow, smooth white head.3 dry malty and slightly dry hoppy aroma. 6 . Nice dry slightly grassy and flowery flavor. Some bitterness that appears to be herbal. Dry finish. 6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martinus (3438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2011
Straw yellow, small but firm white head. Aroma is quite sweet, malt tones and light notes of hops. Taste is rather sweet, malts, notes of corn, bit grassy. Only very light hops. Mild and drinkable, nothing really exciting. (from 0,5L bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2011
Yellow with a big white head. Clean bready with a slight fruitiness and some flowery hops. Dry with a medium bitter finish. Would do well as a thirst-quencher in summer time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruity notes, grass and dms. Flavour follows the nose.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wyzzywyz22 (2058) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
Draught, Everyman, Liverpool. Bottle. Pallid gold with a fading white head. Lacking in aroma and flavour for that matter. Cleanish, watery palate. Short lived bitterness in the finish. Drab is the word.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
Old Rating. Had this beer on tap at the brewhouse in Koln. Served cool in traditional stange glass. Had a bright white cap head and a light golden color. Light floral aroma and some sweet grain in the nose. Tasted sweet, some floral hop, and a cereal grain finish. Mouthfeel was light. Very enjoyable and highly drinkable but not breaking into the best of the best for Kolsch. I would drink this beer again.

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