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


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RATINGS: 640   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2925) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
(En fût au BRU-HAUS): Profondeur des céréales évidente dès la première brise. L’enrobage floral et le miel résiduel en font un liquide absolument impeccable qui me fait penser plus à une Helles qu’à une Kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4993) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours a fizzy dark straw colored liquid with a diminished white head. Pale males and light grain. Typical kolsch flavors. Light sweet start. Pale malt and grain flavors. Mild herbal to floral hops. Hints of light fruit. True to style kolsch.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
20107589 (461) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
pour pale with a small white head. grass aromas, taste light bitter. thin, average carbonation,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1690) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from coffee aroma Lincoln. Nice enough and fairly refreshing beer. Taste is a touch sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PauloAG (166) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015
500cc bottle. It ia malty, bread and biscuit. Sweet. Very easy to drink and pairs nicely with light meals.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGD (105) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden colour with white foam. Aroma: yeast, floral and hoppy notes. Taste: clean and crispy, medium sweet, malts, hops. A decent kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meireteixeira (122) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 6, 2015
Cor dourada, brilhante. Boa espuma e de média persistência. No aroma pão, biscoito e lúpulo. Paladar frutado e cereais. Retrogosto levemente amargo. Alta drinkability.

   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 (182) - 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,

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