ALLOVATE (3095) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
Vom fass @ Brauhaus Schreckenskammer, Köln, Germany.gnoff (11241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2006
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!!!
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 First rating3fourths (9381) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2006
(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.
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 draft, koln. firm white head. nose of light yeast, cream, toasted grains. creamy mid, strongly crisp finish. toasted pils malt, light cooked grains, light yeast dust. my favorite kolsch from koln. cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Golden appearance with a white head. Pretty yeasty, herbal, grassy, light lemon aroma. Light carbonation. Delicious, lemon, light yeasty, malty flavor. Itzjerm (3239) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2013
A nice head with some lacing. Sweet but balanced with bitter very nice. Very good probably best in city. Sweet fruit with bitter end. Good carbonation. At brewery straight from keg a very nice brew. A good way to end koln
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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. Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2009
Bottled 50cl. It pours a clear pale golden beer with a tall, creamy, nicely remaining lacing white head- beautiful appearance. Good hop profile in the aroma where hints of lime, lemongrass and vanilla emerge. Crisp taste with hints of gooseberries and lemongrass. Nice bitterness. Subtle carbonation. White bread and faint lime showing up. Slightly yeasty. Deeply pleasant long dry finish which is reminiscent of lemongrass. A top notch Kölsch. I really liked this one. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
On tap at Brahaus Schreckenskammer, Cologne, 18th Aug 2010. Bright yellow gold with a little lacy white head. Gentle aroma of noble hops. Expected kolsch flavour - nothing too strong but very drinkable. A lovely kolsch, the best I’ve had.