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


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RATINGS: 610   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy light sweet aroma and a dry bitter hoppy taste. Medium body and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 [Draft] A light yellow beer with a small white head. The aroma is very sweet with light notes of hops. The flavor is grassy and very much like other Kölsch I’ve had. [Bottle] A light yellow beer with a disappearing head. The aroma is hoppy and slightly sour. The flavor is malty and very hoppy, leading to a dry end, but the body is thin. [4/2/5/2/8]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
Golden color with a white head. The taste is thin light citrus body with light hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
Very light golden colour with white head. Malty aroma with hints of bread and grain. Flavor is malty with some fresh fruit, slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2005
I’ve had this before in the summer and prefered it then. But this is still a good beer. Save it for the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8034) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2004
draught Completely clear-gold; very dense head, little yellowish tint. Herb, slightly bitter nose, dusty-grainy background. Soft-sweet, mineral water-like taste. In the mean time, soft wafts of aroma hops, and a light fruitiness. Light bodied, only tad of slickness, creamy texture, helped by the head. Better than the industrials, nowhere in the Päffgen-Malzmühle league.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Bottled. A pale yellow beer with high carbonation and a big white head. The aroma is spicy and the taste is clean and soapy. A decent beer. Score 2.8
Subsequent rating scored 2.9 Score unaltered

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Appeance: pale yellow, bordering on green, with a firm 1/2" collar of foam. Aroma: fresh, light, delicately hoppy, rather minor in size, but with appreciable fruity notes, which continue on the palate, once the tasting begins. Light, but lively, happy, with a tangible tangy, citric fruit flavor, and perhaps a touch of apple or pear. After so many American interpretations, it’s great to taste a true kolsch and know once and for all how they should taste. This is a classic, extremely downable, light in body, but with just enough flavor, sweet and lemony, to be worthwhile, and to have me wish this 500 ml bottle would never empty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2004
Wasn’t that impressed by this. Dry slightly floral notes, too watery for my liking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1902) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2004 Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a pale golden colour, with a medium sized white head that quickly subsided. Aroma is fruity (hint of strawberry?). Taste is an excellent balance of malt and hops. Smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Very thirst quenching. Best Kolsch I’ve had so far.

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