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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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (8128) - Shropshire, - NOV 6, 2012
500ml Bottle: best before Feb 2012. Poured into a UK pint sleeve @ home on 6th Nov 2012. Kölsch has never been, nor will be a favourate style of mine and bottled versions are not as fresh or clean as draught ones in the city: this bottle hasn’t changed my mind. Kölsch is just to delicate for my palate, I struggle to find the ’niceties’ others claim to pick up. Anyway here’s my thoughts. Pours a true golden colour: bright and clear. the full snow white head soon became a thin collar and a ’will o the wisp’ thought. Grassy, grainy nose and feel to the taste, add mild hints of hop and you’ve got the smell. Taste wise it is fairly bland, maltier than the aroma suggests, the grains and grassiness on level terms with the buscuity malts, it does have a semi-bitter finish as the hops kick in, but there is no real depth to anything. Well carbonated and fairly refreshing: not a winters day beer, but I bet it tastes a lot better in the brewpub when really fresh. Scores come out as average, this doesn’t stand out as a great example of the style, nor does it let the style down.

Zlotta (4382) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2018
0.5 l bottle from 'EDEKA Preller' (Breckerfeld), best before June 2018. Clear, golden with a medium large, dense, stable, white head. Sweetish, grassy, slightly floral aroma of fresh grass, some citrus and a touch of grains. Just slightly sweet, moderately bitter, quite grassy, slightly floral taste of grains, straw and traces of citrus, followed by a short, moderately bitter, quite dry, grassy and slightly metallic finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Decent beer, definitely not bad for a traditional Kölsch, the only let-down is the metallic aftertaste. Will revisit this from tap at some point.

goozen (4211) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear golden colored brew with an good dry bitter taste with great hoppy hints thats gives some lemony taste.

SinH4 (7028) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2017
Backlog, had multiple times at the Schreckenskammer - why did I never upload my notes? Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is grains, fresh, biscuity, a bit citrusy. Taste is grainy, bready, a touch herbal hops and citrusy. This is my second favourite Kölsch from Cologne behind Päffgen.

SVD (2275) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2017
Glass, golden beer, small head. Aroma is malt, grain, some hops. Taste is the same ok beer.

blackisle (2976) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle 50cl. @home poured into a Kölsch glass. Clear pale golden, small frothy white head, mostly diminishing, minimal lacing; aroma pale malts, grain, bread, grass, earthy touch; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, grainy, grassy; malty sweetbitter finish, light peppery touch; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; a refreshing and clean Kölsch.

Mister_Li (1696) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2017
Klares Goldgelb mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, leicht süßlich, getreidig, etwas hopfig, würzig, süffig.

hirigalzkar (3324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
Draught @ Schreckenskammer. Light and fresh with notes of dark bread and herbs snd with a small metallic bitterness in the finish.

ischas (902) - - MAY 18, 2016
0,5 l Flasche. Aroma: leicht würzig, malzig. Erscheinung: Goldgelbes Bier, stabiler, weißer Schaum, solide Gardine. Geschmack: Würzig, malzig süß. Würzigkeit hält sich, leicht wässrig. Gesamt: Gutes Kölsch

DrNosha (2942) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
0,5l Flasche. Goldgelbes klares Kölsch, luftiger weisser Schaum. Grasiger Getreideduft. Etwas metallisch im Antrunk. Dann typisches Kölsch. Schnell weg im Abgang.

MBlessing (1689) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Danke an drnosha .Goldgelb schöner schaum, klassischer Kölsch duft doch zunehmend würzig, schaler Geschmack leichter hopfen leicht getreidig, ok aber es gibt deutlich bessere Kölsch

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