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


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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (446) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (586) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear pale yellow, small white head. Aroma: floral, bread, apples and grapes. Palate: light to medium body, smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 29.08.00. Schönes malziges, leicht dünnes, mildes Kölsch. Nett, weich, nicht zu tief ohne nennenswerte Herbe.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
weordie (211) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pours pale yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is a normal lager, plain and boring. Tastes like a boring lager too. Not having this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (347) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle @ home. Light amber color with an off-white head. Dry aroma of grains and cereal, red apples, bread and flowers. Crisp and dry and pleasantly bitter texture, high carbonation.Notes of cereal, malt, grass and flowers and earth, in nice balance. Hints of fruits but not as notable as in the aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (293) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2015
light malty aroma. golden and clear with no head. taste is malty with clean finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Toomio (301) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Olavi virtsa. Kultaista vettä. Ei ihan vuoden olut 2015-ehdokkaita. Hirvittävää litkua.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (229) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
500ml Dose. Klar und golden. Kleine Schaumkrone. Insgesamt recht mild. Leicht bitter im Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
elosop (191) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
Ljusgul med obefintlig krona. Doftar lite halm, smakar inte mycket mer. Eftersmaken ganska menlös den med. Ganska mkt kolsyra. Bättre törstsläckare än Bud Lite, men inte så mycket mer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GarageBrewer80 (113) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2015
Flaska från SB. Ljus klar halmgul färg med vit luftig skumkrona. Söt maltig bärig doft av smultron. Lätt medelfyllig söt kropp. Ljus malt och lite smultron. Dåligt med beska.

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