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


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RATINGS: 209   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9803) - Ottobrunn, - JUN 30, 2013
(bottle, 35.5cl, 5.5% abv) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond mid-sized foamy head. Citric and flowery hoppy aroma with mildly spicy herbal accents and a delicately buttery malty touch. Slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, crispy on the tongue. Initially pale malty with a dusty touch and a rising hops character from the middle part, including citric, floral and mildly herbal notes; dry and moderately bitter finish with an aromatic hoppy tail. 29.VI.13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (1001) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2017
0,33 bottle @ Düsseldorf airport bar, April 24, 2017. Appearance is golden, clear and small head. Tastes like a nice Pilsener. Instead of hoppy ending you’ll get a spicy ending. Oh, this seems to be a top fermented Bitterbier. Very good, indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerstar88 (580) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2017
Beim Antrunk ganz schön bitter und hopfig, aber auch sehr erfrischend! Ananas, Zitrone und Hopfen, mal was Anderes!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fombe89 (3168) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2017
Botella of @Erzengel, Very Thanks!!!! 04/05/17. BBD: 25/08/17 Color dorado espuma blanca, aromas a cereal con notas citricas, sabores a malta bastantes sabores a cereal seguido de sabores herbales cuerpo ligero.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jookos (6421) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2017
Bottle, bbe 30.4.2015. Pale golden light haze. Pretty weak, hardly any nose. Light starchy, dusty, citrus. Some sweet almonds, honey old malts. Med bodied. Old honey in flavour, malty starchy. Easy, but the flavour is gone.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (1031) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2017
The beer has a very nice look. The color of the beer reminds a bit of Belgian witbeer. The color is a rather pale yellow, with some minor orangy notes. The beer is as cloudy as a witbeer to. On top of the beer a nice layer of rough white foam is formed. Whilst the bulk of the foam collapses, a nice drape remains on top. The smell of the beer is good. I wish it was a little stronger though. I smell some touches of yeast, giving a tiny almost creamy touch. Besides this there are bitter hops, giving some fresh aroma’s, including some fruitiness and a herbal aroma. I also smell some malts. All aroma’s aren’t very strong, although the hop bitterness clearly is in advantage. The taste off the beer is a bit stronger. It has nice bitter hops, containing some herbal touches but clearly some fruity flavors. There is a slight touch of citrus. The hops are nicely enhanced by the malts. The malts aren’t very strong, but they just take the hop flavors a bit higher. There is a tin zesty touch to. Nice beer. The palate of the beer is quite good. Body is medium and the texture quite smooth, but the high carbonation really gives this beer a nice sensation. The finish of the beer is not that long, but it is nice. There are nice hop flavors in there. All in all, a very good beer. My first BraufactuM beer, but I can’t wait for the others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alest (12) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 9, 2017
Nice bitter beer from Braufactum. I like the bitter taste and the light fruit flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle, April 2016. Diaphanous gold with a dense white collar and plenty of lace. Aroma of honeyed shortbread, sappy shrub, lemon rind and sesame. Deep nuanced, deeply drinkable stuff with greasy rich rye bread, sesame and almond base flavours vying with lighter lemon curd, thistle and dill-like herb. Cherry blossom and sherbet lemon. Soft cask feel. A very good lager in essence. Unmistakably German and packed with grassy fresh old school Euro hop goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaKeAFC (1108) - ITALY - MAR 3, 2017
On tap at sebar. Pale color, fluffy white head. Aroma is grainy, raw malt, some leaves, paper. Some floral notes as well, rose, grass. Taste mild bitter, light dusty, grainy, starch. Medium body, clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14312) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Bottled, 355ml from BeerMerchants of Kent. Clouded orange gold with white head. This seemed a little flat on opening, there is a light herby note on first sip, fruity but with a slightly acidic lemon note. Nothing really to get excited about here but its okay in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (10139) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. Slightly hazy pale golden, with a frothy white head. Pleasant delicate floral/fruity character with clean, crackery pale malts and mild-moderate bitterness. Very pleasant.

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