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


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RATINGS: 633   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cortez90 (3) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2015 does not count
bread, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, salty, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Flanfl (166) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow colour. Aromanof grain an light floral hops. Crispy and refreshing flavour. Creamy body, high carbo. Smooth and refreshing but nothing more. Really boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
solgun (3) - TURKEY - APR 21, 2015 does not count
my favourite. I can drink 24/7.golden, clear, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
powelln13 (7) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015 does not count
More flavorful than a lot of Kölsch beers. Still fairly light, sweet, and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McSherman (259) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
Golden im Glas, wenig aromatisch in der Nase und am Gaumen. Malz und Süße dominieren, vom Hopfen ist wenig zu spüren. Guter Durstlöscher, aber geschmacklich wenig spektakulär.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (481) - 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 (634) - 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 (4968) - 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 (231) - 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 (365) - 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.

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