Brewed by Malzmühle Brauerei Schwartz
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeKeller (939) - Kemi, - AUG 29, 2012
0,33l bottle bought and drank at Köln. This one is certainly different than a most typical kölsch with it’s grainy maltyness both in aroma and taste. Points for some personality in this strict style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (2477) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2017
Bright golden colour. Puffy head. Aroma is grass and malt. Taste has some light sweetness and soft carbonation. Quite crisp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kapusil (1394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 24, 2017
0.5l bottle. Clear golden body with a white head. Aroma and taste of bread, grains and sugar syrup. Taste of bread, grains, sugar syrup and floral hops. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
efeesse (533) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2017
Beer with light color, light body, average carbonized, some foam in the top, some bitterness, (drunk a 20cl cup in ’MühlenBar’, Köln, DE).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (3041) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2017
0.5 l bottle from a Kiosk, best before June 2017. Clear, golden yellow with a thin, frothy, almost stable, white head. Faint, sweetish, slightly grainy and a bit grassy aroma of grains and straw. Sweetish, slightly bitter, quite grassy and minimally fruity taste of lots of straw, grains and slight hints of citrus, followed by a short, moderately bitter, grassy, a bit dry and slightly metallic finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite okay, very quaffable, might be better from tap though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lebermilz (276) - GERMANY - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden, white head. Slightly hoppy, fruity. Medium bodied, fruity, mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2459) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle 50cl. poured into a Kölsch glass. Clea medium golden, good frothy head, half-way lastin, light lacing; aroma malts, grain, grass; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, grassy hops; mild sweetbitter aftertaste, light mineral and peppery notes; medium body,oily texture, soft carbonation; fresh and clean Kölsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1947) - HONG KONG - MAR 23, 2017

330 ml bottle via trade with Koelschtrinker. Thank you!

Looks: Clear light golden colour; Three-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with notable small carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant, slightly pungent strong Lager malt, with strong yellow fruits, very light dark fruits, caramel, light tartness, floral, sugar, biscuits, lemon and light grass.

Taste: Close to light sweet fair Lager malt, with moderate wheat, light tartness, fair yellow fruits, carbo, floral, sugar notes, dry bread, very light lemon and thin bitter grassy hops.

Body: Close to light body. Watery and quite crisp palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Lager maltyness in a wheat-thinned background. Mouthful of light yellow fruits bounded by light tartness. Flowery and low sweetness, dry bready with light lemon to round. Crisp and nice!

Hoppiness: Lemon and light grass in nose, same in taste but a lot lighter; Bitterness is low for an abrupt, low astringent wheaty malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Crisp and quite easy to mouth.

Comments: Finally, got to taste a real Koelsch from one of Cologne’s established brew pub. Its smell and taste has pretty vibrant yellow fruitness, and the Lager chrarcter cannot be buried by a smooth wheatyness. Crisp and pretty straight forward, with the Ale’s niceness works pretty well with the well-round Lager base. I bet it’ll taste even better on taps. Very neat Koelsch!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle. Pale Gold in colour. Malty; grainy malts, caramel, toffee. Fruity (hints of citrus fruit). Mildly sweet. Dryish. (2008)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2017
On tap: The aroma consists of mild sweet cereal notes and light grass/straw. It’s a transparent gold with a small white head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with lightly sweet cereal notes. The finish has light grass, straw, and a hint of minerals. It’s light bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
venom666 (1001) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2016
Pours a clean golden color with medium white head. Watery aroma and taste. Straw, mild floral character, sweet malts, grain and herbal. Sweet finish to it. Lacking of flavours.

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