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


on tap

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RATINGS: 808   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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Astaldo (166) - Bremen, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2012
My first Kölsch experience. Golden colour, even a bit pale. Medium head. Hoppy flavour with some fruit hints, something close to pears. Overall like a pilsener, but with some extra flavour notes.

stevoj (5878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2012
The most popular kolsch in Germany, and a fine example of the style. Golden sraw color with some nice airy foam on top. Bready aroma and nice smooth sweet flavor. Easty to find across Germany, have to go to Koln to get more variety.

sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Well if you’re going to have a big, mass produced one, why not have a decent one? Not the world’s best Kolsch, but certainly not the worst. Dry, refreshing and with a nice dry aftertaste.

Foffern (2047) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle at home. The colour is like light straw, and with a small white head. Aromas of hay, grass, pale malt, sweet corn, a little bit sour and a hint of vinegar. A lot of pale malt in the flavour a long with hay and some fruit that sends me towards pears. Light but surprisingly silky, almost mealy, mouth feel, and a light bitterness. Pretty close to a pilsener but with another twist on the flavour and mouth feel.

hawanna (3389) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2012
bread, cereal, herbs, dough, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, sticky, average carbonation,

jookos (7160) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2012 Bottle. Clear, straw. with white frothy head. Strange white wine, sauvignon blanc, - like nessels and currants on nose at first. But the malt kicks in after a while. Bready, industrial. Palate is bland. Watery. Some fruityness, but slight. Nothing from the hops either. Can’t put my finger on it, but there’s almost lika a ginger-ale feeling in this one (minus the ginger flavour). A bit of grainy malts with husks, a bit of wateryness. There’s a lot better kölsches out there. Edit: Added that this was from bottle. I remember it being better on tap though..

The_Bish (1118) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
OMG! YAWN! Give me some flavour pleeeease. Not really good enough. Why do I bother?

McTapps (6984) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Beer reminded me at Riesling Sekt, a German sparkling wine. Not like beer at all.

MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2012
0,5 l bottle shared with McTapps. Nice golden colour. Pours white and stable. Don’t know what was wrong but I didn’t taste anything. A total waste of time. Bad surprise as I expected something else,

WVBrU (89) - - AUG 3, 2012
Drank out of bottle. A little sweet, a little bitter, a little sour. Not much to the smell. Leaves bitter and metallic aftertaste. Refreshing, but not very exciting.

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