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


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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (4337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
500 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear golden with a small white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is malty sweet with caramel, cereal and some sweet dried fruits like banana and papaya. Taste is malty sweet, tiny bitter and slightly floral with caramel, cereal, banana, hints of dried tropical fruits and butterscotch. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Finish is malty sweet with some cereal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SirLimpsalot (3476) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2012
Ingen stor doft. Smaken är söt malt och inte så mycket mer. Trevlig frisk till mat och funkar helt klart som en lätt förfriskning. Men nån stor smak har den inte ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 (Bottle) Pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma holds light fruits and wet hay up front with undertones of subtle hops and dry grain. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter and light acidic with notes of grain, hay, bread, light fruits, citrus and a touch of herbal/grassy/earthy hops. The mouthfeel is clean, light tart and watery with a light to medium carbonation. Mild bitterness and dry grain character on the finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
holdan (260) - USA - MAR 1, 2012
Pale with nice head. Aroma hops. Taste hops. Light or no body. Nothing special like most lager. Aroma and taste diminish after a while and leaves the drinker something more watery. Only drink to get drunk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (5413) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2012
It poured a clear watery yellow-golden liquid with a small-medium sized white head. Mild smell of pale bread, yeast, cellar and earth. Similar taste, but with a mild sweet malty body and some fruity notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2012
Probably didn’t travel too well this beer as it tasted a little too grainy and also cardboard in front of the fruit notes. Clear light golden body with very short head. Need to revisit this beer as I wasn’t too fussed with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3816) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 23, 2012
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Drink in Fruh Colner Hofbrau in downtown Cologne. Fruh filtrowany. Lekki i pijalny jak to niektorzy mawiaja. Dla mnie to zwykle piwo na lato do towarzystwa. Zle nie jest, rewelacyjne takze nie, ot taki sobie sredniak. Sporo melona w zapachu bylo, ale smak niestety neutralny. Plus takze za trwala piane choc niewielka.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle. Gold with a white head that fades quickly. Aroma of hay, apricots, grass. Taste is sweet with grain, some fruit, grassy and earthy hops. Dry finish with modest but lingering bitterness. Not bad for bottled Kölsch - it’s not exactly vibrant, but there’s some fruity/ earthy intrigue there to go with smooth sweetness and the crisp finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (3223) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2012
50cl bottle. Golden colour with a frothy and mostly diminishing white head. Aroma is grassy, moderate malty and hoppy. Flavour is moderate bittery, frutal hints are present. The final is dry with an average duration. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Live rating: Gravity from wooden cask at Fruh am Dom in Koln. Clear yellow gold with a short lived fluffy white head. Smooth carbonation but thin palate. Faint ale fruitiness but slight (cheap lager like) metalic edge. The hops are subdued but fresh. It’s been over 13 years since I last drank in this place and the aptnosphere is still magic. It’s a shame I can’t say the same about their beer. Kolsch is pleasant enough but the I would use the term ’catagory’ rather than ’style’ for this most increasingly uniform family of beers. The best thing about drinking in Koln is that you are only a short train ride away from the Alt biers of Dusseldorf - and that’s where I’m heading next!

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