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


on tap

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RATINGS: 791   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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ChadPolenz (1845) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2017
DOB: 2/5/17?

2015 BJCP Category: 5B Kölsch

AROMA: Lightly sweet honey malt (likely oxidation) with a bit of a white wine character. No hops. Clean fermentation. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Brilliant golden hue (2-3 SRM). Effervescent. Moderate white foam retains and laces fairly well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Lightly-sweet clean grainy malt presence with a subtle toast-with-honey character. Medium-low bitterness throughout with a light, dry peppery taste. Seems to be slightly oxidized with minor sherry flavor. Well-attenuated. Clean fermentation. To spec; just old. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low carbonation. Should be very effervescent and crisp, this feels a bit flat. Not refreshing, but aftertaste is clean. Sessionable at 4.8% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I can tell this is a classic example of the style at the core, but not when it's 4-7 months old. 6/10


firsthuman (5) - GERMANY - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017 Typical Kölsch of medium quality. Only good fresh from tap in small Glasses inside of a Cologne pub. Avoid bottled or canned versions!

Stuu666 (14187) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear golden, nose is grass, cereal, toffee, taste is similar, sweet.

sebsky (219) - ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
500 ml bottle,bb 04/05/2018. Pale golden,clear,thin white head. Aroma - malt,grain,metal. Taste - sweet malt and a bit of hay. Mellow.

dunklermessias (272) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2017
On tap at KVB. Comes with a clear, light golden color and a small white head. Moderate nose of grass and malt. hints of green fruits.Taste is moderate sweet with malty flavors and bitter hops.

MikeBeermaster (944) - that shaggy maggot, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Tough estery aroma (maybe little bit solvent-like) with notes of wet malt and grainy back. Clear pale golden in the glass medium head. Taste is really neutral – hard to say if it’s dry or sweet. Grainy, wet malty notes are still dominant with faint estery touch. Finish is minimal hoppy with earthy back. Average, looks better than it tastes.

Holmen2 (3850) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2017
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 21.08.17. Clear pale golden. Small white head. Moderate aroma of grass and pilsner malt. Good taste, with pilsner malt, European hops and and grass. Decent bitterness. Good drinkability.

tomandoaltura (14) - - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 Aroma : granos ligeramente dulces; muy tenue aroma de manzanas; ligeros lúpúlos nobles especiados y florales Apariencia : pajizo translúcido traduce en un amarillo intenso y brillante en tradicional vaso tubular de 200 ml; cabeza blanca tiza de buena densidad; buena retención; moderado encaje Sabor : granos frescos tenuemente dulces en boca, té verde y frutos secos; amargor moderado (20 IBU aprox.) con notas florales Paladar : cremosa espuma; fresco ingreso; moderada carbonatación; cuerpo medio-ligero; regusto moderadamente seco con tenues notas de vino blanco Impresión General : una obligación en Lima para todo amante de la cerveza; un estilo clásico alemán fermentado como ale y madurado como lager

tonyferrari (33) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2017
Served on tap. Crystal clear golden colour. Thick long-lasting white foam. Slightly herbal and honey aroma. Malty and crispy flavour. The low bitterness sligtly restrains the sweetness. Medium body and medium-low carbonation. The 4.8% Abv is well masked. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

Juks (849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 10, 2017
500ml can. Pours clear golden, bubbly white sticky head, doesn’t last long. Aroma is sweet malty, grainy, , vegetables, quite weak. Taste is grainy, sweeter side, hay, papery. Herbal in aftertaste, watery. Light bodied, average carbo. Boring brew, lagery.

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