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


on tap

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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2009
Pours straw yellow with medium head. Grassy aroma. Muted hops, slightly pils-like and quite anonymous. Decent, but not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2009
bottle, pours light gold, thin white head. Aromas of buttermilk, hay and light hops. Lightest tasting Kolsch I have had, very easy to drink, but boring with little to no bitterness and a weak malt backbone. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
50cl bottle. Pours clear pale piss yellow with a white foam. Nose is mild of hay & grain. Crisp and dry. Little watery mouthfeel. OK!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4348) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2009
Clear yellow colour, small white head. Aroma has malts. Flavour is malty, grassy with some fruits. Finishes watery. Not impressive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
g2bfry (49) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Very yellow with a short white head. Honey and sour malty nose. Tastes of sour crackery malts to taste, and a pretty light body. Nice and clean, but not very notable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7406) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2008
Bottled. Bright yellow, with a small white head, disappears fast.Tast is light malt with hint of hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
On draught at Foreign Bar at Bedford BF ’08. Gold with a sweet unmentionable aroma. Bready, sour malt taste. Not much bitterness. Very cold, so I might have missed something. But I doubt it. To be honest I didn’t like this much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 7, 2008
Clear light golden with tiny head. Light malty aroma with fruity notes. Some caramel and flowers develops in mouth. Flavour is sweet with some dryness in finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2756) - 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.

   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.

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