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

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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt. It pours a clear yellow color with a nice white head. The aroma is pleasant with fresh bread, lemongrass and earthy hops and a hint of pear fruit. The flavor is very dry with lots of bread and a mild spicy noble hop presence. This seemed to have a heavier hop presence than other German Kolsch I’ve had. Maybe because it was on draft... Other than that, it lacked the mothfeel and balance that I’ve appreciated from other versions. Still refreshing and good.

3.4
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours light golden straw in color with a large pure white head. The aroma is lightly spicy, with some sweet fruit and malt. Flavor is light and crisp, some cereal grains, light hops. Very refreshing.

3.4
HeadyDE (885) - Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Light golden color from bottle pour..actively carbonated with large bubbles rising..nose is composed of a slightly honey..lemon..herbal floral tea concoction..mouthfeel is crisp on the outset..quite light bodied with a drying close..impressed with this as my first German kolsch and definitely will be seeking out some others to compare this to..mild and would go nicely with many food offerings..nice summer ale/lager hybrid..

2
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: malts, grains, metallic. TASTE: metallic, grains, bitter aftertaste.

3.6
Ratman197 (15628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white bubbles. Aromas of bread, spicy hops, light citrus and lighjt straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, bread and spicy hops with a crisp dry finish.

3.2
Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Clear pale golden with white head. Aroma of pale malts, citrus, grass and some lemon. Taste of pale malts, butterscotch, grass and slight citrus. Dry and crispy finish

4.4
Braudog (6906) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle. Ah ... my old friend from when I lived in the Eifel. This was my "fridge beer," my weekly crate pickup. I’m glad to find it Stateside, unbelievingly realizing I’ve never entered notes on it. The prototype koelsch IMHO, this is bright golden, sunny and inviting, with a thin top. I can guzzle this tasty, light brew, brimming with Germanic smoothness and a fun disposition laden with peach, light bread and and pure malt finish. (#5177, 7/26/2013)

2.5
MarcoDL (5478) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 I drank it because I wanted something fresh and drinkable that wasn’t a pilsner. That’s exactly what this is, thirst-quenching and a little bit better than the average pilsner.

3.2
radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2013
$3.22 for the 475mL bottle purchased from Yankee Wine and Spirits. Pours light yellow; snowy white bubbly head 1 ½ fingers in length. Aromas of sugar cane, fennel seeds, German noble hops, vegetation and bok choy. Tastes the same. Clean, crisp, and metallic. I can get into this style.

3.3
JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2013
May 2013, in Cologne, from a can. I didn’t go to the Fruh tap house because Kolsch is already overpriced, and the tap house in particular no doubt due to the location. Much like the other kolsch beers. Gold color and well carbonated. Lacing head. Malt and yeast. Good palate.


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