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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: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


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 (10350) - 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 (1762) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
delnoche (456) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2009
50cl bottle poured into an altbier glass. Straw yellow with about one finger head. Smells very hoppy. Flavor is rather refreshing. All I can really taste is hops, not overly bitter though. Not a bad brew.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Tap. Pours pale golden with a large white head. Aroma is grainy with the faintest of fruit notes. Flavor is grainy with a slight bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1338) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 5, 2009
Very pale, grainy nose is faintly sourish, nutty flavor with light bitterness. Highly quaffable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8072) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2009
bottle. Clear golden yellow, large white head, fruity nose. Medium-bodied, malty background with nice fruity flavours and a atouch of bitter and aromatic hops. Well-balanced, fruity and really pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
turbothy (1120) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2009
Pours straw yellow with medium head. Grassy aroma. Muted hops, slightly pils-like and quite anonymous. Decent, but not good.


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