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


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 15, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2008
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. Ho hum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (5031) - GERMANY - JAN 9, 2008
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kutz17 (13) - Laramie, WY & Chicagoland, USA - NOV 20, 2007
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pitschi (3) - GERMANY - SEP 15, 2007 does not count
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charlotte (4264) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2007
Golden colour with small head.Aroma of hay and malt.Flavor is sweet and grainy a biit thin,but still fresh.

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