Brewed by BraufactuM (Oetker Group)
Style: Kölsch
Frankfurt, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Hopfen: Saphir Malz: Pilsener, Karamellmalz With Colonia, BraufactuM brings traditional Rhenish bitters to life once more. The special hoppy aroma can be attributed to large hop additions in both the brew house and the storage tanks. For Whirlpool and dry hopping nly the rare Hallertauer Saphir hop is used. Mit Colonia lässt BraufactuM die Tradition der Rheinischen Bitterbiere wieder aufleben. Mit einer hohen Hopfengabe im Sudhaus, aber auch in den Lagertanks, wurde sowohl die höhere Bitternote als auch das ganz besondere Hopfenaroma erzeugt. Die seltene Hallertauer Hopfensorte "Saphir" verleiht diesem Bier seine besondere Aromatik.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Light in color, rich in flavor. A sturdy bitterness leaning of a molasses base, with a balanced amount of hops. A bit of acidy citrus, a little woody. Gives a rich taste and an enjoyable moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle best by Apr. 30, 2015, consumed Sept. 2014. Pale yellow with some haze. Wispy, fine-bubbled head shows good retention. Bright hopcentric aromas of lemon zest, melon rind, lime, fennel seed, grass clippings and hints of piecrust maltiness, fresh baked bread, and resin. Soft, fine carbonation. Notably soft and elegant hop oils merge with equally soft, crackery and haylike pils malt. Plentiful lemon notes saturate the palate with admirable luster, as hints of hay dust testify to the expertly extracted malt. Traces of resin weigh the body down to the detriment of the finer, more-nuanced malt and hop details. Otherwise the body remains very lean and clean, yet with just enough soul contributed by a pistachiolike yeast note. Soft, grassy, well-attenuated finish is smattered with oily hops and pillowy, fresh breadlike pils malt. A tad resinous for me (not quite to the excessive levels of their "Palor", thankfully), but this is a very dynamic and enjoyable New World kölsch teeming with Saphir vibrancy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (662) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
First beer consumed in Germany since 2003 maybe. Poured from a bottle. Just a tinge of cloudiness in a murky yellow, sudsy quick-dissolving head, little lacing. Sweet hoppy aroma, better-than-average pilsner taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schlumpfhunter (174) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
Farbe: urinös Schaum: wie ein Helles Nase: hauptsächlich hopfenbitter, honig Geschmack: eher schaumig als spritzig, eher bitter, mittlerer Körper, im Abgang kommt klare Hopfenbitterkeit. Und danach ein bisschen Süße. Kein Nachgeschmack. Insgesamt nicht mein Bier aber ganz gut wenn man mal was Bittereres will.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven1973 (347) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
Flasche gekauft im LaFayette, Berlin. Goldgelb, fingerbreit Schaum. Aroma: Hopfen, Zitrone. Geschmack - anfangs Hopfen, etwas Malz, etwas Brot, zunächst fruchtiger Hintegrund, der immer intensiver und dominanter wird: Südfrucht. Ananas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chr7stos (4) - - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Drank in bottle from Getränke Hoffman Berlin (tauentzuenstrasse). Fruity with nice citrus aroma. Light beer easy to drink. Mild hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9871) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - Golden pour with white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, some satsuma and lemon notes, grassy and floral hoppy action, light malty, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 11, 2016
Taster at Taphouse. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear light yellow Sweet apple pear aroma. Mild fruity flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation, short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (1160) - GERMANY - APR 2, 2016
Minimal trübes goldgelb mit wenig Schaum. Fruchtig, Zitrusfrüchte, leicht bitter, malzig, sehr spritzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
szeli (262) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2016
Tolles Kölsch. Im Aroma fruchtig-hopfig, Zitrusfrüchte. Im Antrunk erst ziemlich süß, malzig. Sofort danach eine wunderbare Fruchtnote mit sehr viel Zitronengras und Ananas. Super! Der Nachtrunk ist weniger intensiv, aber dies passt gut zu einem Kölsch. Ich würde mir sehr wünschen, dass sich einige Kölschen Brauhäuser von so einem hopfigen Kölsch inspirieren lassen würden.

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