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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle. Light golden with small head and nice lace. Malty, corn flakes, little chewy, minerals, pleasent bitter finish and highly drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Yellow, ok head. Hops, hay and some spices in aroma. Flavor brings hops, grass and some vegetables. Very grassy and hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (9495) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2005
Yellow/golden, white head. Aroma brings some hops and vegetables, malt and spices. Hoppy grassy flavor, a bit dry and bitterness stays for some time in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12676) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Cask at Ship and Mitre, Liverpool. I was on an excellent run of continental beers, Kuppers, Westmalle Dubbel, Erdinger Dunkel and now Fruh. Just like the Kuppers light gold and citric and refreshing and gorgeous 4.1/5 Re-rate At the Fruh pub in Koln. Very pale gold, thin white head. Slightly yeasty lemony hoppy aroma. Stunningly fresh aroma. Perfectly soft carbonation. So drinkable its unture. Slight but balanced tingling hop finish. Perfect Kolsch, I drank so much I lost count.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle. Yellow colour, big white head. Flavour has a hint of dust and acidity. Clean and crisp.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2005
(bottle) Pale light golden colour with a quickly diminishing frothy white head. Nose of sweet malts and citrus fruits, and a bit skunky hoppiness. Medium sweet flavour, crispy but quite light bodied, almost a bit watery. Malty and citrus fruity taste with a short and soft bitterness in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2005
fair enough, soft drinking, little sweet and malt, short dry finish. thin to medium body. but a very nice drink in the summer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13532) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 <i>2008-12-03, draught at Pig’s Ear Festival 2008, London, 6-3-6-3-12=30</i>
Blond color. Malt aroma, with a nice fresh grash touch, still present in the flavor but lighter. The final has a residual sweetness. I expected something more crispy and stylish...

<i>2005-04-23, bottle, 5-2-4-2-9=22</i>
Blond color. Aroma of rice and hop. Simple taste, dry, some ending sweetness. Uninteresting.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slenko (2) - Liverpool, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2005 does not count
Great! Just discovered this wee gem at a great new bar that’s selling all sorts of German madness. I’m sure there will be better brews along the waybut for now I can’t get enough of this one. VERY crisp, perfect after a big dinner.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy light sweet aroma and a dry bitter hoppy taste. Medium body and a dry finish.


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