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

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common

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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2602) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
What appears to be a 12 oz. bottle, hand delivered by a friend of mine who was on vacation in Germany. Thanks Rick! Served in my only Kolsch glass, thanks Brian! Medium sized fizzy white head with fair retention and a small amount of stringy lace. Clear, straw colored, pretty effervescents. Nose is minerally, lightly grassy, lightly bready. Body is light, fairly well carbonated. Light maltiness, lightly grassy flavors, lightly sweet malts are a touch doughy. An almost dry, maltyesque finish, a touch salty. Not alot going on.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
A Mes rate: draught at GBBF.
Bright yellow gold with an impressive white head and lace. Fresh as something that’s really fresh. Really soft and drinkable. Could be a sub 3% beer given how it drinks. Slips down an absolute treat. This was the first beer of the day on the Saturday after a whole week of drinking probably a little more than I should and anything else would have been a struggle. Stylish and elegant. Breakfast beer for the masses. Amazed I have not rated this before but I’m pleased that I waited until I could get a draught sample as it really is the only way to drink this stuff. Lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (6217) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
chiara schiuma media buona persistenza sentori lievi erbacei in bocca leggera mlato finale lievemnte luppolato ma pulito

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Clear straw with a white head. Weak leafy herbal nose and flavor. Not a fan.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (7277) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
Light yellow and clear. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Faint aroma, water, malt. Flavor is nice, sweet, fruity, finish light bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (5205) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrefwoordPunk (820) - 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".

4
   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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1574) - 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

3.3
   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.


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