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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (5135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle @ home. Straw golden colour, white head. Aroma of grass, malts. Taste is sweet, grassy, a little dry towards the finish. Starts really refreshing, becomes a bit cloying later on.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear pale golden with a small and fading white head and a malty, maybe fishy aroma. The taste is malty and a tad sweet, but not too much. It’s really mild, I would have liked more of a "bite".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kolschbeer (2) - , Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008 does not count
No nasty aftertaste. Not too strong but with a nice flavor. This beer you could drink all night, i have.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1548) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 My first ever Kölsch:
Appearance: Pale yellow, fizzy, but no proper head. Aroma: A bit of malt, fruity, odd. Taste: Hint of malt, fruit, not me. Info: 500ml bottle, 30/10-2005, 42/300, 25/500

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
The color is light golden and the head is nice and white. The aroma has malty and floral notes. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of flower, light fruit and a slightly dry citrus. It’s mild, smooth and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11921) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
330 ml. bottle from the Hauptbahnhof in Aachen. Gold color with a frothy two finger white head. Light grass/citrus aroma. Starts bitter with a follow on of pale malt. Near medium body with light, prickly carbonation. Missing the fresh fruitiness of other kölsch beers I really enjoyed in Aachen. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and pale/golden yellow with a slowly diminishing white head. Mild malt aroma with a note of bitterhops. Medium sweet malt and corn flavour. Quite smooth. Shows a mild bitterness into the finish yet the beer remains smoothly medium sweet malt flavoured. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of lemon, grains, celery. Flavor is crisp, dry, sweet malt, and a mild hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
botanical aroma and a white head atop a thin yellow body. Somehow better than most other bottled kolsch options that are widely avaliable. Lingering citrus and sweet hop finish. Carbonation compinsated for the thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2831) - 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.

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