Brewed by Malzmühle Brauerei Schwartz
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2011 My Bottom Line :
Delicately honeyed pils malts dominate this quaffable Kölsch, as whispering citrusy accents peer through once in a while.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A healthy head of foam caps the clear golden.
-The finish is very quiet; perhaps not this beer’s best feature.
-This finish, coupled with the slick mouthfeel, makes for extremely high drinkability, especially when yet another freshly-served, cool glass is set upon your table.
-The effervescent natural carbonation is perfect for the moderate level of residual sugars.
-Hops are practically absent in this brew, appearing in herbal and citrusy form only if you want to look for them

From the wooden cask at the brewery restaurant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2001
IMHO The best of all Koelschs (and I’ve tried almost all of them). Rich and full taste. It looks a bit stale, but with every sip you taste that it is brewed the old-fashioned way. One of the few Koelschs that is brewed with real hops instead of extract. Above that, the Malzmuehle brewery has its own well, which is quite rare, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jokazi (8) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2005 does not count
Great Kolsch ! Sweet body, light but true to style, pleasant hops and flower taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CROchamp (10) - USA - MAY 17, 2008
Very nice, clean, clear, slightly citric, and truly a well done beer. My personal impression, however, is that it is the least personal one among the top Koelsch stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
I thought this was the malt-y-ness klosh I had my whole day in Koln and I wanted to go back there for dinner but instead we went to Sunner. Page 327 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 312 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (17271) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 8, 2008
Aus dem Fass schmeckt dieses Bier noch süffiger als aus der Flasche, wenn dies überhaupt noch möglich ist. Es schmeckt weicher und im Nachgeschmack süßlich und weniger herb als aus der Flasche. Ob aus der Flasche oder vom Fass: Dieses Bier ist die absolute Obergrenze der kölschen Braukunst!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2599) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
Pours A bright light yellow with a smallish tight white head than goes to a skim. The nose is grassy and malty with some citrus notes as well. The taste is a balance between fruity sweetness and spicy and slightly bitter and dry ending. Light body of course with a nice smoothness to it. A really good Kölsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2002
This one was my best Kolsch I had so far . Great nice thick head , creamy mouthfell , rich nicly dry .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6785) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Rerate from tap at the source. Spicy and fruity (kiwi), grassy nose. Golden, low carbonation, low white lacing head. Spicy, light earthy flavor, raspberries in the back of the throat. Lightbodied yet chewy. Sparkly, dry finish. A pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a slim but steady white head. Aroma is grassy and malty with some citrus. Sweet and fruity flavour with a nice hoppiness. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Probably the best Kolsch I’ve yet tried.

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