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


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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Very light in color and sadly in taste to. Only very mild in hop taste but doesn’t make up for it with malt. Taste very much like fizzy water that is served by most of the lite beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (5411) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
500ml bottle (random gas station, Berlin). Clear pale golden color. Small size, white head, stays as a ring. Sweet, malty, papery in aroma. Papery, malty, perfume, dusty in taste. Dusty, delicate hops and sweet in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Very watery. Drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolfcarnival (221) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 27, 2016
bottle gifted by cametron. finally got around to drinking it last month. cheers pal. pours pale gold, thin head. fresh grassy aroma. tastes of cereal malts, light citrus, kinda hoppy. sharp and crisp with a lasting fizziness. easy going and its a fuckin style tick too, what more could i ask for

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle (shared by marduk & fatphil, thanks). Pours yellow-golden. Aroma is cardboard, grains, malt. Flavor is sweet, sugar, cardboard, wet paper, grains, malt. Overall: bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared by Phildurk. Clear pale golden beer, white head. Flavor is malty, paper notes, slightly doughy notes, grassy notes, honey notes and almost toasty malt in the finish. Lingering malty acidity. Well it’s a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1490) - Rome, ITALY - APR 30, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Koelschtrinker, danke. Pours clear pale gold color, tick white head lowering relatively fast with traces on the surface. Nose: crust, roasted grains, a bit yeasty. Mouth: mineral, watery, easy grainy character. Tasty in its simplicity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cthulhu (793) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - APR 30, 2016
50 cl bottle. Tried twice once in Cologne and once in Berlin . Didn’t take any notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hauxe (290) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Pours gold from the bottle with a thin white crown. The aroma is malty and herbal. Taste is mostly sour, with the malt remaining in the background. Finish is lightly bitter. Decent thirst quencher. Pairs well with most food. Unremarkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (81) - FRANCE - APR 23, 2016
Bière blonde assez plate, légèrement fruitée. peu d’intérêt réelle, rafraîchissante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tokyo9 (215) - GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
Earthy malt aroma
A bit too strong buble
Subtle citrus in flavour
Dry finish

Except for too much buble, very nice pils/Kölsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2016
500ml can. Pours a brilliant clear gold with small white head that quickly recedes. Nice cascading bubbles. Muted aromas of corn, light spicy hop notes and fresh bread. As expected, it’s nice and clean in taste, with a crisp yet honey sweet maltiness, light pear fruitiness and spicy hop bitterness. Light bodied and acidic, giving it some ’zing’ on the palette. Enjoyable and very refreshing.

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