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

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common

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RATINGS: 653   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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3.8
   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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bax (1286) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
(bottle 05/07-2015) low white head, clear yellow color, rather fresh. BB date 07.01.15.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BaroneBirra (315) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUL 2, 2015
Bottled. Pours light gold with big white head. Cereals and umami aroma. Malty taste with light bitter dry final. Some tartness quite hidden. Sweet milk comes out while warming. Lively carbonation, light body

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
momordgz (269) - - JUL 1, 2015
Golden cristallin beer, with soft sweet and hop notes. Refreshing and good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paolo71 (110) - Alviano, ITALY - JUN 30, 2015
White, fairly fine head, fairly persistent. Glden yellow, clear. Fairly intense and persistent at nose. Malt, grass, citrus. Good carbonation.Very fine bitter finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
One2remeber (174) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Draft, Steins Lemon grass, dusty white paper. Mildly honey sweetness. Over carbonated 3 Plato water wort, all pils malt, with 1 lemon drop candy dropped in, let sit for 2 weeks, re-carbonate, and here it is. A little zest, perhaps torrified wheat.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (315) - NORWAY - JUN 24, 2015
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours light golden with almost no head. A bit dead with no carbonation. Aromas of malt, grass and some hops. Alright beer. Nothing more...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mariuszek (497) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Pours golden, medium head. Malty aroma with hint of grassy hops. Taste malty sweet, low bitterness on finish. Medium carbonation. Drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (4473) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Tap. Pours crystal clear pale golden, medium white head, dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is a bit of corn, grass, biscuit. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, hint of metal, citrus. Lightish body. Not my favorite.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strap (566) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 12, 2015
On tap at the brauhaus. Straw yellow and light. Slightly floral aroma, with a slight hoppy bite.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drmet (228) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
L: -pours a clear straw-golden with a big,foamy,quickly dissipating,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -floral,cooked potatoes,vegetables,slight lemon T: -lemon,floral,metallic F: -light body,light-medium carbonation O: Only 2 Kölsch are available in my area. I def. preferred the Gaffel over this


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