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


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RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 14/20
Jonb5 (520) - Greater London, - FEB 11, 2013
Half litre bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pale colour, one finger head which was quick to disappear, kept some lacing, clear. Aroma was Chardonay and vanilla. Tasted cranberry, Chardonay, vanilla and yeast. Finish was delayed and wheaty. Crisp texture, well carbonated which gave it a slightly coarse edge. Enjoyable beer, made me want to explore the style further, bit of a palate changer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MBlessing (1015) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2017
Helles goldgelb, luftiger schaum, getreidig malziger duft, im Geschmack sehr süffig ein kölscher Klassiker der nach dem dritten anfängt richtig zu schmecken

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrNosha (1906) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2017
Vom Fass im Brauhaus am Dom und aus der Flasche. Gelbe klare Farbe, stabiler weisser Schaum. Frischer getreidiger Duft. Klassischer Kölsch Geschmack. Muss frisch und kalt getrunken werden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrh2254 (23) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
In a mystery beer hawk case. Very pleasant lager. Nothing special , medium bitterness. Pours golden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AntonyWilson (231) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 12, 2017
500ml Can: Pours a brilliant pale golden with large rocky white head. Lacing. Slight metallic aroma, breadcrust and citrus. Flavours of malt, citrus and hay. Low bitterness, medium to high carbonation and medium body. Overall a bit disappointing really, expected much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jann3 (326) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Pours clear golden with a white and fizzy head. Aroma is fresh and sourish with a hint of fruity sweetness. Taste begins with dryish sourness and citrus flavours, but finishes with smooth malty flavours. Lively carbonation. Rather simple but refreshing and well-balanced brew. (0,5 l bottle, bb26.05.17)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grumpelmies (162) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Pale yellow. Decent head. Aroma and taste are grassy, bready, grainy and skunky. Basement. Medium carbonation. Thin. Weak Kölsch. At least it’s sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4141) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2016
On Draught
Pours a pale golden with a small but well retained head.

Aroma is clean & yeasty with a crisp malt character and a low to medium level of sweetness.

The flavor is lightly bitter & a little fruity. Clean & a little yeasty. Plenty of crisp malt.
Yes I realize that the Aroma and flavor descriptors I used are essentially the same
Deal w/ it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodbod (260) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a very very pale gold, with a big froth which doesn’t last Nose is cooked grains, faintly citric. Taste is very light, off dry, simple. Best thing about it is the palate - clean and refreshing. I imagine this would go down a treat on a hot thirsty day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (1399) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 4, 2016
Aroma: Medium-light grainy, crackers, Light spiciness. Appearance: Brilliant, light-golden body. Medium, white head, fair retention. Flavour: Medium-light grainy, crackers, bready. Light metallic. Balanced towards the malt with a caramel sweetness. Light bitterness. Dry finish with lingering graininess. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation Overall: The sweetness may be from heat stress. The sweetness lingers, becoming almost cloying, detracting from the easy drinking, lightness of the style. 500 ml can, poured. Thanks Rob! 5B. Kolsch

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rozsoma (998) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2016
Kartonpapír száraz kölschöcske, mely egyben zöldséges izeket is rejt. gondolok itt: zellermag, fehérrépaszára, ilyenekra.

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