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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Changed from 4.8% (brewed @ Erzquell) to 5.0% (brewed @ Früh) in 2018.

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CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2008
50cl. bottle (thanks to Koelschtrinker): Very light gold with large white head. Pale malt and toasted malt aroma with a touch of sugar. Low but balanced hop aroma. Bread dough and some chalkiness. A slightly "seaside" twang coming from the back. Well balance flavor. Light sweet works in harmony with the light hops. A nice toast with a touch of tangerine. Sweet doughy finish.

Ernest (7936) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Draught, Schreckenskammer, Köln. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), trace yeast (dough). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Nice aroma, but a little bit on the bland side.

DSG (15589) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Golden with a medium white head. A very nice malty aroma with some decent hoppiness as well. Flavor is malty sweet, a bit bready, and the finish is hoppy and bitter with a bit of grass. Quite thick and full bodied for a Kolsch. Very good.

joergen (29994) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Fruity aroma of malts, grass and hops. Flavour of fruits, grass, malts, liquorice and hops. Hoppy finish. Well balanced and good.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
Slow-witted carbonation manages to feed a generous white cover atop the clear golden pour. Fruity, herbal, rather hoppy nose with excellently extracted grains, not assaulting and taking all the room, but feeling fresh and grainy. A hint of acidity manages to increase drinkability pretty much beyond belief. A different example, quite drier than most others and frankly more charming, these hops fit and it drinks every bit as easily. Superb interpretation from a place that looked different even from the outside.

ALLOVATE (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
Vom fass @ Brauhaus Schreckenskammer, Köln, Germany.
A windy, rain-drenched night mid-Summer, a short walk from our hotel and an unexpected dark haunt from the outside, lively, bustling and raucous inside - our visit here was the best of all the brewhouses I had since visited in Germany. Sat with some Luftwaffe technicians who provided us with many laughs and endless chin-wagging, and consumed my fair share of the oak barrel’s load behind the bar. This appears still, a little flicker of bubbles release here and there. The body a honeyish pale gold. Head held out; nice, dense, messy pad of white that laced well down the Stange. Grainy, haystack, fresh cut pears, a little honey and some ripe, fresh hops on the nose, lightly bitter, clean and welcoming. Pleasingly spicy and sweet in the mouth, balanced to perfection and generous in flavour. Palest malts, evident woodiness, ripe fruits (guava, pear, honeydew, etc.), a little apple plays in as does some cracked pepper and grassy, floral hops. Finish is bitter/sweet, smooth like the palate and oh so refreshing. It lingers long, all juicy and ripe, quenching from start to finish. Each Stange emptied with a new one prompt to replace. This was easily the best Kölsch in Köln, which should make it the best on Earth. A lovely brewpub, a lovely drop. Prost!!!

diabel (1727) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle, thanks to DerDoppelbock (Sebastian) for trading.
Sparkling, clear body. White, creamy head. Fully diminishing head. Aroma: little bit soapy but overall quite complex with some fruitiness. Moderately bitter flavour with a tinny little bit saltiness. Quite ok.

MoritzF (10255) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2006
(bottle, thanks to DerDoppelbock for the personal delivery) Slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a short foamy white head. Slightly sweet, grainy and fruity nose with a whiff of herbal hops. Light-sweet grainy taste with a dense lemon-fruity background, slim bodied, dry and quite short, light-bitter finish with herbal hoppy notes. Decent Kölsch.

gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 First rating
(Draught 20 cl from a wooden keg, at Zur Schreckenskammer, Köln)
Clear light golden color, white head. Fresh scent with a bit of hops. Fresh taste with a bite to it. Malty, hoppy and bitter in a good mix. Very nice bitterness. Full body. Excellent Kölsch! The best one I’ve had in Köln so far (though I did try a few more after this, one of which is compeating for the best)

(50 cl bottle thanks to larsniclas!)
On October 18, 2008
Clear pale golden color, white head. Malty sweet scent, honey as well. Malty sweet and honey taste. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Totally lacks the fresh hoppy character I remember.

I’ll leave the higher rating from the fresh stuff on site.

jonas (8625) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2006
[email protected] (love that name). Light fruity grainy aroma. Pale golden, low head. Grainy flavor at start and finish, a hint tropical fruit in the middle. Light chewy body. Light dusty bread aftertaste.

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