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Brewed by Malzmühle Brauerei Schwartz
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mühlen Kölsch has been brewed and filled by hand in the traditional way since 1858, in the original building of the Brewery zur Malzmühle at the Hay Market. Only natural, raw ingredients of the highest quality are used: barley malt and a small portion of wheat malt, high-quality aroma hops, spring water and yeast. The combination of ingredients and production using an old family recipe dating back to 1858 imparts the typical, characteristically robust, malty, full-flavored taste to our Mühlen Kölsch.

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4.6
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2011 My Bottom Line :
Delicately honeyed pils malts dominate this quaffable Kölsch, as whispering citrusy accents peer through once in a while.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A healthy head of foam caps the clear golden.
-The finish is very quiet; perhaps not this beer’s best feature.
-This finish, coupled with the slick mouthfeel, makes for extremely high drinkability, especially when yet another freshly-served, cool glass is set upon your table.
-The effervescent natural carbonation is perfect for the moderate level of residual sugars.
-Hops are practically absent in this brew, appearing in herbal and citrusy form only if you want to look for them

From the wooden cask at the brewery restaurant.

4.3
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2001
IMHO The best of all Koelschs (and I’ve tried almost all of them). Rich and full taste. It looks a bit stale, but with every sip you taste that it is brewed the old-fashioned way. One of the few Koelschs that is brewed with real hops instead of extract. Above that, the Malzmuehle brewery has its own well, which is quite rare, too.

4.3
jokazi (8) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2005 does not count
Great Kolsch ! Sweet body, light but true to style, pleasant hops and flower taste.

4.3
CROchamp (10) - USA - MAY 17, 2008
Very nice, clean, clear, slightly citric, and truly a well done beer. My personal impression, however, is that it is the least personal one among the top Koelsch stuff.

4.2
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
I thought this was the malt-y-ness klosh I had my whole day in Koln and I wanted to go back there for dinner but instead we went to Sunner. Page 327 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 312 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

4.2
Koelschtrinker (20411) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 8, 2008
Aus dem Fass schmeckt dieses Bier noch süffiger als aus der Flasche, wenn dies überhaupt noch möglich ist. Es schmeckt weicher und im Nachgeschmack süßlich und weniger herb als aus der Flasche. Ob aus der Flasche oder vom Fass: Dieses Bier ist die absolute Obergrenze der kölschen Braukunst!

4.1
ThirstyBird (2927) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
Pours A bright light yellow with a smallish tight white head than goes to a skim. The nose is grassy and malty with some citrus notes as well. The taste is a balance between fruity sweetness and spicy and slightly bitter and dry ending. Light body of course with a nice smoothness to it. A really good Kölsch.

4
Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2002
This one was my best Kolsch I had so far . Great nice thick head , creamy mouthfell , rich nicly dry .

4
jonas (7588) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Rerate from tap at the source. Spicy and fruity (kiwi), grassy nose. Golden, low carbonation, low white lacing head. Spicy, light earthy flavor, raspberries in the back of the throat. Lightbodied yet chewy. Sparkly, dry finish. A pleasure to drink.

4
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a slim but steady white head. Aroma is grassy and malty with some citrus. Sweet and fruity flavour with a nice hoppiness. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Probably the best Kolsch I’ve yet tried.


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