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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mzaar (2752) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Mediumstort skum ovanpå en ljusgul öl. Doftar koriander och äpple - fräscht. Basset´s vingummi i smaken, samt svag beska. Okey, men rätt tråkig.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2012
Keg. Light amber body with a medium white head. The nose is red apple, faint sweet grains. Light malty smooth taste, lightly sweet, uncomplicated. Some more apple and syrup. Clean. Light carbonation, crisp. Boring. Overall, OK. I don’t know much about this style.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2012
Brisk carbonation decent sized head clear pale gold pour grainy aroma salt sea air fruit maltiness as well the flavours watery taste fruit grassy grain a sweetness not much bitter the finish fruit taste grain a sour note the aftertastes very rough kolsch

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty - faintly grainy and lightly sweetness aroma, light grassy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - faintly grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, light grassy hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty - lightly grainy and dryish, light grassy hoppyness. Bit watery kölsch - lacks character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 31, 2012
Botella de 330ml.Vaso Pilsen,Saboreada en mar´12.Brota rubia con apariencia cristalina.Corona persistente de color blanco puro.Aroma herbal,lígeramente sulfurado.Sabor de maltas y lúpulos alemanes con un sutil toque de limón.Cuerpo muy lígero y carbonatación media. Permanece sin notas discordantes y, en conjunto, resulta algo sosa y plana.Buena para "cañear" en dias soleados. 330ml bottle.Footed pilsner glass.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pours blond in color,cristal clear appearance.Pure white lasting crown.Herbal,slightly sulphury,aroma.Balanced malts & German hops in mouth,subtle lemon touch.Very light body,medium carbonation.Lingers with no conflicting notes. Painfully overall results quite flat.Suggested in sunny days as a session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (592) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2012
Golden, quickly disappearing head. Fresh and easy to drink, some toffee, Light bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halapablo (124) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 24, 2012
typowy Kölsch jasnożlty kolor, krotko utrzymujaca się piana, odświeżający ale nie bardzo głęboki smak, latwo wchodzi, troche kwaskowata goryczka, (piję do meczu real - sociedad 5-1 na marginesie)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2012
A light golden beer with hardly any head. The aroma is citrus and grain. The flavor is grain, sweet malt, and slightly floral.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2896) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Bottle. Pours light yellow with a white head. Maripan and bread notes in aroma.Taste has got notes of sweetened rye bread, flowers and with a crisp, metallic finish. Medium bitterness. Drinkable.Update: a LOT vetter from tap

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
The third Kölsch I had in Germany. From tap. I haven’t had so much kölsch in my life that I can tell them one from another. But again, it’s a great beverage with a lot of pride behind it. Tastes like a kölsch, looks like a kölsc, and is just as refreshing.


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