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


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RATINGS: 821   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (2859) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Pale yellow colour minimal head. Aroma grain pale malts. Taste grain slight sweetness and bitterness. Slight better body than larger decent mouthfeel soft carbonation. Much like a larger appart from the body and carbonation which is a big plus.

glennmastrange (2980) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2018
UPDATED: APR 16, 2018 Tap. Light grain for the malt, faint herbs and dough for the yeast. Head is average size, frothy, white, with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear light amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and slightly bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery, with a lively carbonation. Another nice drinking Kölsch from Köln.

Rubin77 (3122) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2018
F: big, white, almost good retention. C: pale gold, clear. A: malty, bit floral, bready, bit grassy. T: malty, bready, floral, bit grassy, for me it is not so easy to recognize average pale lager from good Kölsch style beer but this is almost ok, medium body and carbonation, 0,5l can from REWE Getränkemarkt in Aachen, Germany.

Zlotta (4503) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2018
Sampled from 0.33 l bottle from local 'trinkgut', best before September 2018. Clear, golden with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sweetish, slightly grassy-spicy aroma of grains and some straw. Just a little sweet, moderately bitter, quite grassy-spicy taste of grains and lots of straw, followed by a short, medium bitter, rather grassy-spicy and a bit metallic finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Okay, but tastes pretty much like a (macro) Pils, another reason why I cannot take casual drinkers seriously which pretend they only like Pils but not Kölsch (or vice versa).

Splitenz (442) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2018
A fairly regular number. Some sweetness at first, honey perhaps, with hints of citrus and grass, then some well meaning hop bitterness sabotaged by a metal flavour all to typical of beers like this.

tmrmwel (2387) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2018
Bottle. Pours clear, pale yellow, with a big creamy head. Aroma is light malts with biscuits and honey, some estery fruits and roses, as well as zesty hops with citrusy lemon. Medium body, with fizzy carbonation. Flavour is fruity estery notes, with hay, apples and rose petals, zesty hops with lemon and malts with biscuits, toffee and honey. Dry bitter finish.

AgentAle (1914) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2018
Aroma is a light sulphur, straw and clove. Taste is light malt character with a crisp finish. Quite sessionable.

JoTheO (305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2018
Bottle 330 ml. Completely clear golden straw, very frothy white head. Aroma of hay and a bit doughy. Taste is a bit zesty and also has some surprising sweet fruits in there together with malty cereals. The bitterness is rather well-balanced but the beer as such is actually a bit boring. OK as a refreshment on a hot day, but then most light beers are...

SaintMatty (7745) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2018
330ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Lime leaves, lemon peel and grain in the aroma. Lemon, sultanas, grass and some slightly biscuity notes in the taste.

Lilja (3654) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2018
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, bröd med toner av houng. Krispig, frisk, lätt kropp, fin maltsötma, bra beska.

psilosophy (849) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2018
Bouteille de 50cl. Couleur dorée limpide, mousse moyenne, tenue moyenne. Une blonde légère avec un très subtil côté floral. Rien de renversant mais elle se laisse boire. Trouvée à v' n B.

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