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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: 569   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2003
Bottle: fruity (orange), a bit dusty aroma and flavor. A hint of herbal hoppiness. Rather thin. Herbal hoppy aftertaste. Pleasant beer, but I had it from tap 6 years ago at P.J. Früh's in Cologne and the beers does taste much better there.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5181) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2003
Bottle. My first Kolsch. Even though this has a long tradition the brewers of Cologne altered the style after WW1 to compete with the popularity of lager, as such, despite it being a top fermenting ale, it comes across as a light lager. Delicate, slightly oily fruit aroma. Soft as toilet tissue mouthfeel, with a light fruit flavour. Soft and refreshing is the key to this style. Quite pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
Slightly sourish and bitter. Even better than the Sester Kolsch, but only by a smidge. A nice bouquet aroma and crisp taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
stawberry aroma, golden hue with a small white head, fruity, a nice mix of malts and hops, hoppy dryness in the finish, a flavoursome Kolsch

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2003
Flowery aroma and pils like appearance. Citrus and flora flavour, this is a great kolsch. Creamy malt background and elegant balancing dryness of hop. Smashing!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5605) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 Tap@Früh am Dom. Light herbal nose. Fruity malt base. Citric finish. Grainy and fruity aftertaste. Medium chewy body. Was well worth trying from tap - Kölsch on bottles just doesnt work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2003
golden yellow. Slighty skunky aroma, nice sharp and bitter. not much flavor going on

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Clear pale yellow with thin but tall white head. Not as smooth or creamy as Sion, and it doesn’t have quite the same bite at the end either. A perfumy nose with a general crispness all the way through before a full, sweet finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pivo (2548) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2002
I’ve had better Kölsch. Grainy, dusty nose, pale gold color and a fluffy head. Odd fruityness. The balance is just off. Light, thin.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YogiBeera (2451) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Hoppy, grainy,pappery aroma. Golden with a medium diminishing head. Soft carbonation. Grainy traste, a bit like marcipan (?), Metallic finish.


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