Brewed by Hellers Brauhaus
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 85   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (5788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
(Bottle at One Pint Pub, Helsinki) Poured pale golden and clear. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma was grassy. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, grass, grain, hint of sweetness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2010
On tap at Hellers (9/1/09): Pours a transparent golden with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet pale malts with a fresh, semi-earthy noble hop balance. Starts fairly full and slightly sticky for the style with some mild caramel sweetness balanced with some grassy hop bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. Not quite as drinkable for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2010
Bottled (from BierZwerg.de). Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is quite big on bready and caramelly malts, also has some citrus fruits, mild earthcellaryness as well as some mild herbs. Flavour is wood, fruits, some earthcellar as well as mild bready malts. Biting carbonation. Some slight harsh grainy notes as it warms up a bit, otherwise quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2010
Swing-top bottle (BZ, BB 07/2010)
Clear golden color, small white head. Quite grainy, papery aroma. Very sweet malty (for a light lager) with cardboard, corn and hints of diacetyl. Lacks all good things in Kölsch (=citrus hoppy fruityness). Maybe because it is an eco-beer? Where have all the hops gone?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 1 December 2009. Pleasing gold colour. The aroma seemed too grainy for what I expect to be a light, fresh delicate beer. Sweetish on the palate and lacking in crispness. I have generally been unimpressed by bottled Kolsch and this one did nothing to change that. Palatable but rather dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 12, 2010
Bottled 50cl. Deep golden with a decent white head. Quite a lot of hemp showing up in both nose and taste. Very pleasant tasty, biscuity Kölsch where hemp notes are really quite prominent throughout indeed. Plenty of character. Deeply pleasurable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9623) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Swing-top bottle. Flowery malt aroma. Clear yellow-brown color with small head. Sweet floral/apple blossom and malt flavor. Nice body. A very aromatic koelsch - unique.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle at Pig’s Ear BF 09. Dull. Needs to be fresh. It’s ok, but lacks freshness. OK. Some lemon fruit on the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle at the Pig’s Ear Fest ’09. Alround rating: Sweet pale lager malt, a bit nutty, lacking hop of any sort, but still easy enough drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plovmand (7290) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle. Unclear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is malty, grainy and fruity. The flavour is grain, malt, light hoppy and fruity. Medium bodied.

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