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

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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a pale straw color with excellent clarity. About one finger of a creamy white head is formed with okay retention. Soft waves of lacing are left down the glass. S: Lots of earthy, mildly sulfur-y German hops make themselves known initially. Some cereal grains and faint touches of fruit esters round out the decent aroma nicely. T: Now this is more like it. A combination of cereal grains and noble hops open the brew nicely, with both notes bleeding into the crisp, dry finish. What makes this one rock-solid is its prevalent stone fruit esters that help (superbly) balance the adjunct sweetness and mild hops. M: Like I said, it’s crisp and dry with very little lingering sweetness - but plenty of lingering fruit flavors. Carbonation is good without being overbearing, also. While it’s quite drinkable, I find the flavor profile too enjoyable to chug it down quick. O: Truth be told, I really enjoy a good kolsch - and this is definitely a very good, even great, example of an (underappreciated) style. And it’s cheap, to boot!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaartenRF10 (1850) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Prima dorstlesser op het terras. Helder goudkleurig met witte kraag tikje moutiger dan pils.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
llkc (1432) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2016
Duft svag duft lidt citrus smag malt citrus mejs kant lidt grøn kan svag fylde

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Stein at Bavarian Brauhaus Glasgow. Pours clear golden with a large white head which soon disappears. Aroma is grain. Taste is grain, sweet caramel, high grassy bitter. Buttery mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1755) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours out a clear light golden color with a frothy white head. Clean light bready aroma and textures with a light sweetness and decent hop balance. Easy drinking. Very sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1634) - USA - JUN 12, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle brought by friend from Germany. Easy drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aleksander9 (1293) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Clear golden with small white head. Straw, malty and light fruity. Slick, lemon, herbal and sweet finish. Overall: Good!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tricksta_p (3258) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Can from a gas station near Köln. Aroma is grainy malt, hay, hint of grass. Flavour is light to moderate bitter. Body is light, rather watery. Refreshing when drunk very cold but it doesn’t have a lot to offer in the ways of body and aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1138) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 1, 2016
330ml bottle at Mike’s, Xiamen. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and grain with hops. Bitter finish. Refreshing on a hot day.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (6014) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
500ml bottle (random gas station, Berlin). Clear pale golden color. Small size, white head, stays as a ring. Sweet, malty, papery in aroma. Papery, malty, perfume, dusty in taste. Dusty, delicate hops and sweet in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Very watery. Drinkable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolfcarnival (231) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 27, 2016
bottle gifted by cametron. finally got around to drinking it last month. cheers pal. pours pale gold, thin head. fresh grassy aroma. tastes of cereal malts, light citrus, kinda hoppy. sharp and crisp with a lasting fizziness. easy going and its a fuckin style tick too, what more could i ask for


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