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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: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martinus (3500) - 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)

3.4
   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.

3
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - 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.

2.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3560) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2011
Beautiful golden appearance with lazy bubble and nice head. Muesli and honey on the nose. On the taste, there is barley and a green herb bitter finish. Big structure, creamy and effervescent on the tongue and a sharp and refreshing finish. Great beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jaghana (4404) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle 50cl. A clear yellow beer with low head. Nose is a bit strange, not malty but vegetable like. Aroma is lightly sweet, medium malty, very dry at the finish with artichoke flavor, nothing unforgettable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kermis (6198) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at various places in Cologne. Not a particularly great Kölsch.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours light gold with no head. Aroma is some lemon and light lager malt. Lemon and hay start. Crisp grassy hop finish.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - FEB 20, 2011
lively visual carbonation, no head, light golden colour, nice hop with malty sweetness, taste is ok but too sour, palate amd texture is ok


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