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


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RATINGS: 783   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Herbal, spicy hops poke through this frail Kölsch’s malt crackers, ending up in dryness and whispering hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A tuft of foam sits atop the cledar pale gold.
-Its hoppy presence is delicate yet still more apparent than the average Kölsch.
-Subtle citrusy notes accentuate drinkability.
-Malts are endowed with honeyed edges, but those are even tamer than most examples of the style.
-This remains a great little quencher, even if it cannot be as memorable as Malzmühle, for example.

From the wooden cask at the brewery restaurant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2011
Wiedereinmal verschwindet rasch die Schaumkrone vom Kölsch. Auch Früh bildet da keine Ausnahme. Das Aroma ist leicht fruchtig mit einem getreidigem Einschlag. Auch beim Geschmack dominiert wiederum das Leichte. Leichte Fruchtigkeit, leichte Herbe. Keine Frage, Früh Kölsch schmeckt. Für eine richtig gute Bewertung ist es aber zu glatt. Test vom 18.10.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaboon (2077) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2011
Pale yellow beer. Light and drinkable. Light grassy and flowery hops. Very enjoyable during hot summer days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1446) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Golden, clear with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with a light hoppy and straw sence. Mild good bitter, malty taste. ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (19785) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 18, 2011
Herber und runder Antrunk mit angenehmer und geringer Süße. Im Mittelteil etwas süßer, wenig fruchtig, herber und dezent würziger Abgang, ein wenig bitter. Hopfiges und malziges Finish. 7/8/9/9/9/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (2115) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Hvid gylden klar hummel frugt malt bitter mellen Livlig fad@ Früh am dom 10-10

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rane (1058) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Bottle. Pale yellow with small white head. Aroma quite weak malt and caramel maybe a little earth. Taste sweet malts, very soft and mellow, a little grassy. I don´t know much about this style, but people are probably right, when they say they shall be drunk in Köln.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (8232) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma is dusty and malty with notes of earthy hops and caramel. The flavoru is grassy and malty with some dusty notes. Citric and light acidic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2011
An ale in theory but a lager at heart. 0,33 cl bottle MHB: 14.09.11. It pours a clear and bright gold with a foamy but frothy bright white head. It leaves little bit of small speckles behind. The smell is grainy with a light bit of light fruit and a kiss of hops. The flavor is interesting. It has a unique fruitiness that i haven’t yet tasted in this style. It is like white wine/grapes almost. It has a slight bit of hops, but the main flavor is an overriding fruity sweetness. The mouthfeel is not as light as expected, it is under-carbonated. It is an interesting beer, at least it isn’t monotonous. Don’t be araid of this style, it isn’t that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (12034) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
cloudy yellow, smooth white head.3 dry malty and slightly dry hoppy aroma. 6 . Nice dry slightly grassy and flowery flavor. Some bitterness that appears to be herbal. Dry finish. 6

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