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


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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pijiuke (74) - - OCT 4, 2015
Pour from bottle, the liquid is light gold in color and lively, albeit flattens fairly fast. Smell citrus, taste lightly sweet. It is light bodied and has a lightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, this is a very refreshing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (180) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 3, 2015
Лёгкое, освежаю& с белой, быстро оседающ& пеной. Вкус слабый, чувству& слабая горчинк&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jice (211) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2015
Bière légère, rafraichissante et agréable. Nez miel et céréales. Assez douce et conformes aux souvenirs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (126) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle @Mingel Gastrobar. Aroma is herbal, some hints of light malts, hints of citrus and pine. Light golden, clear, small white head. Light/medium sweetness, light bitterness, taste is light caramel, herbal hops, hints of mandarin, pine. Good mouthfeel, soft carbonation, nice dry aftertaste with hints of bitterness. Fresh, crisp, lovely beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2015
Yellow with a small head, aroma of grain, caramel, malt, herbs, flavor of herbs, alcohol, cardboard, light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (727) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A clear pale golden beer with many bubbles ; big white creamy head with a good retention. Cereal aroma, light caramel, herb, honey, pancake, light cabbage. Light sweet, light to medium bitter, light dry refreshing. Light body, thin to medium texture, light oily, average carbonation, sweet finish, light herbal. Overall, refreshing, good aroma, "simple" but in a good way !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (953) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at bjcp course. Dough, corn, dms, bread aroma. Some banana pear hints. Biscuit sweetness with low medium body. Butterscotch slick mouthfeel which is bearable for style. Good fit for style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjik83 (1055) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
50cl flesje gedeeld Alcoholpercentage van 4,8% Uitgeschonken in Jupiler glas Pilsener conclusie: erg licht, niet veel smaak, wegdrinker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (541) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 18, 2015
Tomada na versão lata,alias,bela lata com listras vermelhas e brancas apresentou coloração clara,creme alto e de boa duração,alta carbonatação dando aquela sensação de "crocante",no aroma cereais maltados se destacam,é no sabor que se percebe bem a sintonia entre malte e lúpulo,dando aquela vontade de quero mais,fazendo desta uma breja equilibradíssima,super refrescante,ótima drinkability,excelente Kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
greks (181) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
0,33 Flasche aus einem lokalen Getränkemarkt. Stroh- bis goldgelbe klare Farbe, kaum Schaum, viel Kohlensäure. Riecht malzig-süßlich, leicht nach Hopfen. Schäumt im Mund, schmeckt erst süßlich, malzig und wird dann minimal hopfig-bitter.

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