Brewed by Hellers Brauhaus
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
HELLERS Kölsch ist ein „obergäriges, helles, blankes, hochvergorenes, hopfenbetontes Vollbier“. Seit der Brauereibetrieb 1991 aufgenommen wurde, brauen wir zudem das weltweit einzige Kölsch, dessen Rohstoffe aus kontrolliert ökologischem Anbau stammen. Hellers Kölsch: ökologisch gebraut, jung, frisch – oder einfach nur: „jot jemaat“ 4,5% vol. alc.; 11,7% Stammwürze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 50cl bottle, surprisingly @local 79102 Reformhaus (random visit). - Aroma is a very odd sweet, Radler-like artificial lemonade fruitiness. Taste is more interesting, if all over the place: sweet, quality dry malts, fresh&indeed "young" hops with a pleasant bitter finish, quality-popcorn graininess, dry palate. Light, refreshing, pure, confused adolescent Kölsch. (pedolupulo mode off). Any beer that markets itself as "eco/green" and using only natural ingredients puts itself on a pedestal and up for extra scrutiny and forces its competitors to come forth with a certificate of suppliers, but in the claustrophobically narrow world view of Kölsch, I could imagine this is not necessarily an unwelcome trend. // Rerate 01/15, draught: mild, fruity, on crisp malts, gently blossoms as it warms. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shaney (2425) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2012
#407 Hellers Bio Kölsch? Nie gehört! Aber da würde einem echt was entgehen, denn dieses Kölsch kommt zwar in Bügelflasche, aber sonst ganz unaufgeregt daher - Understatement pur, keine Selbstbeweihräucherung, angenehm...und das Ergebnis kann sich sehen bzw. trinken lassen, denn dieses Kölsch hat einen vollmundigen Geschmack. Gutes Kölsch mit Bio-Touch und süffigem Charakter! Test vom 19.4.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,12,10,10,10 - 10,50

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5190) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Half-litre flip-top: best before May 2013, poured into a ’Gaffel Kolsch’ glass three times @ home on 16 Nov 2012. Typical Kolsch look: clean, clear and golden, large white head which tries to stay around on each pour (not your typical Kolsch really then, because the head usually buggers off before I’ve even seen it!). The nose and taste are semi-sweet biscuity malty with hints of cereal and hops. No great flavours here, but when do you get those in a Kolsch? I don’t dislike the style: there is nothing to dislike, I just wish the delicate flavours would grow some balls one day and surprise me! This is just above your average Koln brew in my eyes, more for it’s head than flavours to be honest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawanna (2813) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2012
0,5 l bottle. Best before 04/13 golden, clear, white foam, minimal head. bread, hay, cereal, grass, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, lively,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darkseduction (668) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2012
Swing-top bottle 50cl. Odd label promises an organic Kölsch. Surpisingly low carbonated, pale clear filtered brew. Slightly malty and hoppy taste, a bit watery but quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1937) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2012
Pale yellow color with a nice white head. Malty aroma as well as the flavor. The finish is refreshing with almost no bitterness, light body easy drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
Reasonably generic Kolsch, not the best imaginable, but certainly not the worst. Pours quite golden, a slight haze. Wheaty, sweet aroma. Quite a dry afterrtaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (10224) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2012
Pours clear gold thin head. Light aroma malts mild. Thin flavors simple malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
1st December 2009
Pigs Ear. Bottle. Clear gold beer. Strong wheaty malt nose. Soft palate with moderate carbonatrion. Rich pale malts with a bit of orangey hop. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2012
Für ein Kölsch ist die Schaumkrone erstaunlich gut. Geschmacklich ist es allerdings sehr wässrig und nach frischem, vielleicht etwas zu frischem Hopfen. Im Nachgeschmack wird der Hopfen bitter. Fazit: Noch ok. Test vom 28.2.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche

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