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


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RATINGS: 744   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (508) - Greater London, - FEB 11, 2013
Half litre bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pale colour, one finger head which was quick to disappear, kept some lacing, clear. Aroma was Chardonay and vanilla. Tasted cranberry, Chardonay, vanilla and yeast. Finish was delayed and wheaty. Crisp texture, well carbonated which gave it a slightly coarse edge. Enjoyable beer, made me want to explore the style further, bit of a palate changer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Klimaet (1980) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to bursprak (I think?) Pours yellow with a medium frothy white head. Notes of herbs, citrus, biscuits, wet grass, pale malt.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Blueshawk (398) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2016
- hellgelbe Farbe mit fast keiner Schaumbildung - geringe Aromen nach Citrus, süßlichem Malz und etwas Hopfen - passende Carbonisierung - geschmacklich ist das Bier eine eine einzige Wasserbrühe mit etwas Malz und Hopfengeschmack - der Abgang ist dann noch etwas kräuterig und aus war’s Fazit: Man muss wohl damit aufgewachsen sein

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Avetixz (101) - GERMANY - OCT 1, 2016
Hoppy aroma, herbal, grassy, apple and grains. Pours very clean looking, light golden liquid with a small soapy head and lots of bubbles. Medium bitterness and medium-light sweetness. Grassy, spicy hop flavour, light grainy, biscuity malt notes, very clean. Light body with a slick palate, average carbonation, high drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1708) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours as a picture-book beer; perfect white medium-grained head, perfect gold coloration, gorgeous carbonation. Looks like concept art for a beer rather than a beer itself. Nose is apple, flaked grain, dust, earth, dried marjoram, lemon, and barley candy. Sweet and lemony up front, with a slightly minty edge; crisp biscuity malt afterwards, with a toasted cereal overtone. Good malt; it stays right where it needs to be. Excellent effervescence and a clean, herbal finish. Damn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Rating #2218 - 2015.12.04 - Sample @7Degrees Beer School. Pours a clear straw yellow with a bubbly white cap. Medium carbonation, low alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, very light. Light spiciness from hops on palate. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
[backlog] 30-08-15 // bottle. Clear golden colour. White head. Grainy malty. Some grassy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidbread86 (165) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Decent beer. Light color with foamy head. Malt followed by grain after taste. Good for a warm afternoon.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ritzn (530) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden without head. Aroma is used rubber gum, some fruits and ash. High amount of tartness, more ash. Same in the finish. Undrinkable. I hate it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pudelek (363) - Gùrny Slùnsk / Oberschlesien, - SEP 8, 2016
Puszka 0,5. Aromat słodowo-... aluminiowy, bo tak dawało opakowaniem. W smaku niezbyt przyjemny posmak metalowy, który zostaje w smaku, taki niemiecki średniak który przypominał mi typowego lagera.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1159) - SPAIN - SEP 5, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2016 From estucerveza. In Bavaria glass. Watching soccer match Spain vs Lichenstein (8-0) Ultradrinkable, with a pleasantly soft malty backbone with a good grassy hop bite. The best kolsch Ive drank with difference

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