sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
botanical aroma and a white head atop a thin yellow body. Somehow better than most other bottled kolsch options that are widely avaliable. Lingering citrus and sweet hop finish. Carbonation compinsated for the thin mouthfeel.
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 Bottled 50cl. It pours a pale yellow beer with a white head. Lively carbonation. The nose is a bit weak, but remarkably nice and interesting. Some gooseberries, elderflower, strawberries and grapefruit appearing. The characteristics in the aroma are wonderful. Lots of hops and hay in the taste. Sweet and medium bodied with some grapefruit showing up. Citrusy finish with a hint of elderflower. A very good beer. Top notch Kölsch.
renffisch (757) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ home. good old german beer. not too exciting. malt and hops in the nose, delicate fruit in the mouth and strong long finish in the throat. not bad at all.
Ernest (6142) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Hopper Hotel St. Antonius, Köln.
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Me, a friend, two pretty German girls and fresh Fruh Kolsh...sitting in Koln. It doesn’t get much better. This is a great beer fresh, I’ve never had it any other way.
kappldav123 (4700) - GERMANY - JAN 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Could be a little bit more foam. Fine aroma. Tastes sweet and fruity, in the finish modest dry. Well done!
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a good summer beer. Very quaffable and easy to drink. My friend who lives in Koeln has this as his favourite Koelsch. I’m not much of a Koelsch fan in general though, as it is too watery / weak for my taste.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 On tap at the Brauhaus. Yellow with a big and lasting white head. Malty aroma with fruity and herbal notes. Sweet malty flavour with vineous fruity notes.
Kutz17 (13) - Laramie, WY & Chicagoland, USA - NOV 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap Koeln and Marburg, Germany- Great Treat! Beautiful light gold color. Finishes like air; so crisp and light. Lightness really noticeable compared to other Koelsch.
Pitschi (3) - GERMANY - SEP 15, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Früh is the most popular. It’s not as good as Gaffel, in my opinion. Seems to be a bit more "soft" than the others.