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


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RATINGS: 804   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brekeriet (139) - - JUL 14, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2010 On tap at Früh Brauerie in Cologne. Malty and a bit fruity and hoppy aroma. Clean, malty taste. Crystal clear and a nice appearance. A very good Kölsch

ArtificialCyst (1374) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 14, 2017
My first traditional kolsch ever. xD Aroma: Grains, pale malts, some light bread. Appearance: Straw with a mediocre head. Taste: Thin, some sweetish malty base, very low bitterness. Palate: Semi-sweet finish, medium carbonation, low body.

OminouSC2 (929) - Mora, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2017
Pale yellow color, small white head. Aromas of earth, malt and hay. Taste of bread, wheat, minerals and earth.

nudiebear (366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle at hotel. Light yellow, standard head. Aromas of some grass, peach. Light bitterness, flat. Not exciting

Turtles (3010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2017
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden, small white head, some lacing. Not too much going on in the aroma, grainy, sweet malty and slightly metallic. Crisp and light mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Biscuits malty taste, grainy, sweet stone fruit and metallic. Short grassy finish with mild bitterness.

deepdrinker (321) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 Golden in appearance, crisp refreshing taste and overall well balanced beer.

cmacklin (1338) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear pale yellow with a medium, creamy, long lasting, white head that laces. Mild, sweet aroma of grainy malt. Sweet flavour of grainy malt, corn and grassy hops with a dry, bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and average carbonation. An ok kolsch.

omikr0n (961) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2017
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear light golden with nice white head. Aroma is crisp grassy hops and a bit of malt. Taste is sweet and bitter with malt, grassy hops, a hint of pine.

panda_brewmaster (77) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2017 bottle. arromas of grass and metal. taste of sweet malt. light body and avg carbonation. a little sweet and melow in the aftertaste.

GTAEgeek (2464) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2017
On tap at Bistro-Café-Goar, on the Rhine. Pours a clear, yellow color, with a big, fluffy, white head. The aroma is pine and resin, with some light floral notes, cereals, vanilla, and pepper. Dry, with a lot of hop bitterness. Light body, crisp, and sticky. This is an interesting, refreshing, and tasty beer.

Piepenhenrich (1254) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
Being brought up on Altbier it's hard to be objective on Kölsch. I tried hard and sampled many, but it never clicked for me. Früh is among the better.

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