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


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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 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 (5805) - 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 (3071) - 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 (3937) - 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 (3455) - 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 (3330) - 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 (1287) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edpeg (890) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2012
Pours pale golden yellow clear with decent , long lasting head. Aromas malty, paper and hops. Palate is thin watery, with malts , driness and herbs with smooth carbonation Body is medium thin and little sticky. After taste is rather shrot with dry vague hops in the finish. Quite decent and balanced Kölsch with some herby notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
keg at NWAF, 2012 Pale blonde with sweet malt and light strawberry hint in finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2012
Pours a yellow colour with a tiny white head. Aroma is sweet malt with grass with hints of hops. Taste is grassy with some light fruits leading to a light hoppy finish. Quaffable but not a stand out.

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