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


on tap

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RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 12/20
altonbrownd (5502) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Golden yellow body with healthy head. Nose of malts and quite sweet. Rather non-descript taste with some malts in there, gets more hoppier towards the finish. Quite smooth and easy drinkable. Fine enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours pale yellow gold with a foamy white head and bubbles. Smells like beer--hops, grains and sugar. Refreshing, slightly sweet, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
Gravity at the Tap by the Dom. Fruity, butter aroma and flavor, with berries and light hops. Good fruit, and a tangy finish. A good Koelsch, but there are many better ones in this city, and this place, though nice, is a crowded pain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. A - Light/clear golden color. A bit below average sized white head. S - Some grain (corn smell) and malt sweetness. Some grassy/floral hops. Also smells of golden fruit. T - Base is mostly grainy malt, that has a corn sweetness. Then along with that is a lot of golden fruit (apple pear mostly with some lemon). Slight grassy and floral hops, but those are mostly covered by the malt and fruit. M - Light and refreshing. Good carbonation and fizzy. D - Refreshing and easy to drink. Fruity flavors make it easy to drink. Notes: Taste like an above average German pilsner with a good amount of golden fruit. Refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7557) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Köln. Pale yellow with a white head. Soft aroma of bread, malt and some grass. Refreshing taste with some fruits and hops. Quite good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2831) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2010
Notes from sep-09. 200 ml in Brewpub. Light yellow, clear, small white head. malty, fruity and floral hops. well carbonated. first try is sharp and the the edges get smoother. weird.? taste has some hops and crisp malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1176) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle, 33 cl. Light yellow coloured. Aroma is like pilsner, somewhat hoppier, a bit like vinegar also. tastes like a pilsner, but hoppier, fruitier (apples?), dry, lots of carbonation, fresh. Finish could stay longer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1494) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 26, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 0.33 bottle. Pale, pretty golden color, with a medium head. Smelling is malty, sweety, CO2 is lively. Flavour is for me "indifferent", mild and the finish is mild-hoppy. What a pity, it was my first Kölsch-styled stuff, but it leaves nothing really impressive...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2009
This one is average on the nose with now distinct characters. Hits the mouth with a tremedous plain yeasty bang, but then settles down in to a very light and pleasently sweet drink. Downside as well? Too sweet at that....oh how our world is controlled by sugar. Poured from bottle in Winterberg, Germany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
Very, very pale yellow. Clear liquid. Pretty big white uneven head that leaves some lacings. A very weak smell. Some malts and white bread. Faint grassy hops, a hint of lemon and some spices. Not much going on in the taste either, rather restrained. Nice spices, though. Some malty sweetness and white bread as well. Some grassy hops and resins. The finish is short and has a mineral-like touch to it. A refreshing yet restrained bitterness develops in the finish, though. Light body and plenty of lively carbonation. This is a good beer, easy to drink and refreshing. But it’s not outstanding and it’s not very exciting. Probably one for those warm summer nights. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

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