Brewed by Kölner Verbund Brauereien
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fukito (940) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 30, 2007
Tap, march 07. Clear golden color with a medium white head. Yeasty, some grassy hops aroma. Clean flavor, some malty breadiness, very neutral. Mouthfeel is medium to light, short aftertaste. Not bad nor good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3488) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle 0,5ltr: Decent golden coloured Kölsch thats have lightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Didn’t see this on tap anywhere in Koln but bought this at a supermarket there. A balanced well made klosh but not outstanding. Page 185 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 395 out 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6175) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of DerDoppelbock. Golden, low visible carbonation, big creamy head. Fruity malt, spice, light citric hop aroma. Chewy fruity malt base, elegant balance with aromatic hops and light fruit flavors. Fruity and dry exit. Must try it on tap some day...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2680) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
Draught @ Fan Fest Köln, Köln, Germany, during World Cup madness.
Plastic cup made it lose any authenticity it may have retained had I tried it in a Bräuhaus. Looked a pale, orange-tinged gold through the frosted plastic. Head rose off the pour, died off once I got it in my hands, though it left some legs. Not much aroma, crowd was mad as Portugal was now playing France. A little sweet malt, some bitter hops are evident. In the mouth it tickles and bounces. The body is very light, but the finish is a little harsh and fizzy. Sweet malt, apple juice, a metallic tinge in back and held in the mouth after the swallow. A little raw hops, flowery and dusty in back also that give it a degree of bitterness. Not much length due to the fizzy peak. Aided my Bratwurst und brötchen atleast. Not bad, quite refreshing but not altogether integrated flavour-wise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1634) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle Clear, blond body. Rocky, white head. Magnificent head. Nice aroma of hops. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Quite good balance. Nice kölsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlexZCologne (9) - GERMANY - NOV 1, 2006 does not count
Traditional Kölsch. Full taste, little alcoholic taste. Niche white head. Good appearance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8907) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 First rating: (Draught 20 cl at a pub close to the hbf in Köln) Clear light golden color, white head. Light grassy and grainy malty scent. Full taste and body. A bit sharp bitter aftertaste. Taste is a bit sweet but mostly malt. Fairly low bitterness. Standard nice kölsch. 5/3/6/3/11=2.8 \ / Second rating: 50 cl can from a REWE in Bochum, Germany. On December 30, 2008. BB 03.06.09. Clear pale golden color, white head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet malty thin taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. 5/3/5/3/10=2.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dpetersr (4) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2006 does not count
Gilden, while one of the oldest Kolsch’s, does not have the fresh crisp taste that it should.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour and a decent head. Hop, toast and flowery in aroma. Has a bitter heavily hopped flavour. Very dry and cardboard like. Not the best Kolsch I have tasted.

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