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Mühlen Kölsch - Brauerei zur Malzmühle

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 37
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei zur Malzmühle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Der ganze Stolz der Malzmühle ist natürlich das unverwechselbare Mühlen Kölsch. Es gehört zu den ältesten und beliebtesten Kölschsorten der Domstadt.

Mühlen Kölsch wird seit 1858 im Stammhaus der Brauerei zur Malzmühle am Heumarkt auf traditionelle Art und Weise in Handarbeit gebraut und abgefüllt. Zum Einsatz kommen ausschließlich natürliche Rohstoffe bester Qualität – Gersten- und in einem geringeren Anteil Weizenmalz, hochwertiger Aromahopfen, Brunnenwasser und Hefe.

Die Kombination der Zutaten und die Herstellung nach altem Familienrezept verleiht unserem Mühlen Kölsch seinen typischen und charakteristischen kräftigen, malzigen und vollen Geschmack.

(Beer added by: allboutbierge on 11-05-2003)
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2.25/5  rDev -46%

PaF, Oct 09, 2014
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2.78/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33 cl bottel poured into my tulip glass

Pours clear,pale golden with a small white head. Grainy aroma. Rather sweet and grainy flavours, some piney hop as well. A hint of lemon. Standard Kölsch in my opinion. Not much going on , to watery , to soft , it's just not my style / kind of thing i guess

beerpirates, Apr 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

rale, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.3/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally I've gotten the chance to try this on draft at the brewpub, if for no other reason than to prove to myself that it must be better than the fresh bottle I had 6 months ago (consumed the very day I purchased it, in a hotel in Cologne after trying lots of competitor Kolsch samples). Well it's no different that I can tell, simply the same subtle beer that's had mystifyingly high raving reviews in the past.

Looks like a Kolsch, no lack of points for that. Very light flavors which is also per spec, but I get more flavor out of some of the imports like Reissdorf or Gaffel. Thus they are better, at least to me.

Muhlen is pleasant though, and it pairs well with the German fare that they serve, and before I knew it I'd had a liter of the stuff. I don't recommend anyone try to hard too find it, but if you're in Cologne you could maybe do worse.

TurdFurgison, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of kjc51478
3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep blonde appearance with nice head.

S: Aroma is bread, grass, and floral hops.

T: Hop flavor is floral with wonderful bread or dough note.

M: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, slightly bitter finish

O: Very good Kölsch.

kjc51478, May 18, 2011
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3.72/5  rDev -10.8%

Mlake24574, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Ciocanelu, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

samEBC, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

whatsgoody, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of tjd25
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fine dense head, fading on a powerful yellow golden color body. The smell is malty and round, a little bit bready. Some light fruity and floral notes. The taste was malty with some notes of mash. Wet grain reminding me of breakfast cereals. Caramel. Some subdued sweetness. Mouthfeel is heavier than other beers of the style and not as crisp and clean. Seltzer water like in some aspects. Hops are not too noticeable, and quite earthy.
An enjoyable beer, but that didn't impress me as much as the other reviewers.

tjd25, Apr 09, 2005
Photo of MasterSki
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to TurdFurgison for hauling some of this back from Germany. Bottled on March 15th, 2010. Served in a Struise tulip glass (as close as I could get to the shape of a stange).

A - Pours with two fingers of eggshell foam that sizzles to a thick ring and some light haze. Lots of bubbles visible in the golden straw body. Not much in the way of lacing - just a few spots.

S - White grapes and spicy German hop character. There's a slight touch of mustiness as well. Malt character reminds me of banana bread and light nuttiness. It's pleasant, and true to style, but nothing mind-blowing.

T - The taste is a little less exciting, with more generic grain character. There's some assertive hop bitterness mid-palate but it fades into the aftertaste. Some nuttiness, but not as much of the grape character as in the nose - it only shows up late in the taste.

M - Zesty, tingly, carbonation that starts to verge on harsh but doesn't get overly irritating. Surprisingly big body for a 4.8% Kölsch, but never gets too heavy. Finish is mildly drying, with a bit of light stickiness in the residual feel.

D - It was pretty easy to drink 500ml of this one, but I don't totally understand the amazing reviews. This bottle was pretty fresh, so perhaps it's one of those beers that doesn't translate well from draft. The heavier body and higher carbonation actually detract from the session character, even with the low alcohol content and solid flavor. Not bad by any stretch, but I've tasted better.

MasterSki, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of dasenebler
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L, Germany, best by 12/10.

Clear gold with a decent head, bit of lacing. Much darker and more attractive than most Kölsch.

Aroma is pleasant, with crackers and lightly earthy hops blending together nicely.

The flavor is exceptionally clean: this is an immaculate Kölsch. Wow. Goes down really easy, and the mouthfeel is light and fluffy. The flavor is simple and plain. There's a touch of sweetness, minerality and a bit of lemony hops, but all in all, there's just not much to write about. I've had many a Kölsch and know they are light, but this one lacked substance. The cleanliness pushes this beer's flavor score above average, but it was still a bit boring for such a highly touted beer.

I really anticipated this beer, and while it was incredibly drinkable, smooth, and clean, it lacked personality. Nevertheless, a very solid Kölsch.

dasenebler, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of seanyfo
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.2l gravity serving at Brauerei zur Malzmuhle on the Heumarkt in Koln.

A- Gold colour with excellent clarity. Poor head retention and lacing.

S- Nose is slight toffee malt, with a hint of sulphur and vanilla.

T- On the tongue it still has a hint of malt sweetness which turns to a faint hop bitterness with a semi dry finish.

M- Moderate carbonation and medium body.

D- Excellent drinkability with a nice flavour profile while retaining the clean mouthfeel of a good Kolsch.

seanyfo, Jul 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Liquoric3, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

DaveJanssen, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

vermilcj, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

clarknova, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

hayesjw, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

davemathews68, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of HughinJette
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definitely my favourite Kolsch- an opinion shared by my aussie brother in law who had spent 10 years living in Koln.

I've had both on tap at their brew house in Koln city centre, and on bottle. Scores based on tap.

So:

Served in 200ml cylindrical glasses straight from the barrel. Pleasingly sparkling and clear with about 2cm of head when the glass is plonked down in front of you.

Best thing about it is the freshness- in nose and in mouth.

it is currently the basis of my beer fridge as well- brought a crate of the (brown glass) 500ml bottles back from our last visit (24 bottles for €18!) and am slowly working my way through them.
For the bottles, i'd probably mark down the smell just by one mark- naturally, not as fresh from the bottle and the beer loses it's extra special quality just a litte bit.

HughinJette, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

innominat, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MarkJBurch, Aug 09, 2013
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Mühlen Kölsch from Brauerei zur Malzmühle
92 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.