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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 585   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2009
This one is average on the nose with now distinct characters. Hits the mouth with a tremedous plain yeasty bang, but then settles down in to a very light and pleasently sweet drink. Downside as well? Too sweet at that....oh how our world is controlled by sugar. Poured from bottle in Winterberg, Germany.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
Very, very pale yellow. Clear liquid. Pretty big white uneven head that leaves some lacings. A very weak smell. Some malts and white bread. Faint grassy hops, a hint of lemon and some spices. Not much going on in the taste either, rather restrained. Nice spices, though. Some malty sweetness and white bread as well. Some grassy hops and resins. The finish is short and has a mineral-like touch to it. A refreshing yet restrained bitterness develops in the finish, though. Light body and plenty of lively carbonation. This is a good beer, easy to drink and refreshing. But it’s not outstanding and it’s not very exciting. Probably one for those warm summer nights. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. Very initially, I though this was going to be a bit disappointing, dry and thin, but, very quickly, it develops into a citrusy and refreshingly clean, well-rounded lager. Not had much experience of this style of beer, but this is pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6817) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2009
Draught at Früh am Dom, Köln, Germany. Clear golden colour with small white head. Fruity, malty and hoppy aroma. Very refreshing aroma and flavour. Fruity soft hoppiness. Good Kölsch.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2009
Very refreshing kolsch. Smell and taste are basic and nothing special but sometimes basic is good. Perfect on this hot summer day while grilling on the back porch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Barrel Draught at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 09/08/2008 Floral hop aroma. Some carbonation. Clear golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma had malt, grassy hops and caramel notes. Sweet and quite full flavour with malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Finished bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUN 28, 2009
Tasted at delirium cafe. Golden yellow colour. Small head malty and a little hoppy caracter. Not a really good one. I was expecting more i disapointed.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Very disappointing head. The aroma is slightly stale pale malts. Nice carbonation and a reasonable depth of flavour. Slightly fruity with hints of sugars and caramel. Not too keen on the finis which I found a little soapy and metallic. Quite a poor one.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
Just got the beer for a bit of a thirst quencher, but thought I’d rate it for the hell of it. What can I say, straight forward Kolsch. Not much to it my opinion. Slight floral hops on the nose, which vanish on the palate. Some sweet malt, almost subtley candied on the nose, once again disapear. Slight breadiness in the flavour. Crisp carbonation. If you want a clean frosty one on a hot day, a tall blonde lets say, here’s your girl - just don’t expect any interesting conversation.


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