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


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RATINGS: 797   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zaf (308) - - APR 5, 2013
le kolsch sono birre complicate da capire.. al primo assaggio sembra di bere normali lager ma con maggiore attenzione (e maggiori assaggi) emerge il carattere particolare di queste birre.. non potranno mai essere paragonate a birre di alto range secondo il mio parere ma meritano di stare nel limbo fra birre di bassa classe e le birre di qualità..aroma fruttato,molto maltoso non dovuto quindi ai lieviti..palato standard e gusto maltato fruttato lievemente amaro nel finale!

panda_brewmaster (44) - 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 (2411) - 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 (1230) - 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.

gorkogrlo (360) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 5, 2017
Can, 0.5l. Small white,shortliving head. Pale color. Aroma of metal and grass. In flavor some peach and honey notes. Light body. Balanced, maybe little bit on sweet side. Overall: nothing special. Main difference from "macrolager" are just a bit more highlighted fruity and malty notes in taste

biilz (203) - SPAIN - SEP 29, 2017
Приятное пиво светло золотистого цвета. Достаточно неплохо пенится. Имеет вкус солода и хмеля. На послевкусие слегка чувствуется сладость с фруктами.Это пиво куда интереснее многих классических лагеров. По крайней мере лично по моему мнению.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2017
DOK: ?

2015 BJCP Category: 5B Kölsch

AROMA: Light fruity notes, especially of white grape with slight pear or apple notes. Clean, grainy-malt but with no residual sweetness. No bready character. Noticeable sulfur character (acceptable for style). Low floral/spicy hops. Clean fermentation. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful golden hue (2-4 SRM); brilliant clarity; effervescent. Large white foam mostly dissipates but still laces some. 3/3

FLAVOR: Soft malt palette throughout. White grape flavor is noticeable up front with a constant peppery taste and dryness in the background which bites a little as it finishes. Slight sulfur character is noticeable, but not distracting (acceptable for the style). No bread or dough character. Clean fermentation. Clean aftertaste. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Smooth, crisp, refreshing, quaffable and sessionable at 4.8% ABV. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Delectable, fun to drink, and a fantastic example of the style. Almost perfect. 9/10


firsthuman (8) - GERMANY - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017 Typical Kölsch of medium quality. Only good fresh from tap in small Glasses inside of a Cologne pub. Avoid bottled or canned versions!

Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours clear golden, nose is grass, cereal, toffee, taste is similar, sweet.

sebsky (297) - ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
500 ml bottle,bb 04/05/2018. Pale golden,clear,thin white head. Aroma - malt,grain,metal. Taste - sweet malt and a bit of hay. Mellow.

dunklermessias (330) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2017
On tap at KVB. Comes with a clear, light golden color and a small white head. Moderate nose of grass and malt. hints of green fruits.Taste is moderate sweet with malty flavors and bitter hops.

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