Brauerei zur Malzmühle
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.36/5 rDev +8.5%
Visited on the July summer day of 10/07/2010
Entering the pub is a unique experience going through the revolving door and through the heavy red curtain.
This reveals an old style brewpub with wooden panelling, tiled floors and pine seating/tables.
Service was quick and efficient, quickly getting Kolschs landed on our coasters.
Malzmuhle Kolsch of course on the agenda and served straight from the wood, very fresh.
Didnt try the food but saw the Schnitzel and it was the size of my face!
Definitely one of the busiest brewpubs we got to, which made for a lively bustling atmosphere.
Definitely a must visit!
07-15-2010 11:14:55 | More by seanyfo
4.3/5 rDev +7%
This is the best place I visited in Koln, in all departments, including the Kolsch (well balanced spice & fruit).
The building was lovingly restored after WWII, and is cosy and welcoming inside (especially in winter). There is a little booth near the back, where what I think is where the manager sits and observes proceedings, whilst doing paperwork and various other tasks. It also has the curtain within the front door which I saw in a few other places also.
The food in our opinion was brilliant. We had a Rhine specilaity - Braised beef with dumplings & stewed apples. It was incredible!
I will make a bee-line for this place if ever in Koln again - best beer & best food in town.
01-15-2008 16:17:22 | More by foles
4.22/5 rDev +5%
Stopped in for a quick lunch, that I wish could have been extended. The decor is mostly different shades of wood with the tables being unfinished and adding a nice contrast to the walls and chairs. Very simple setup, with long tables and short tables for groups. The quality of the beer was great, although I only had the Kölsch. They had some other options, but I don´t know what they were, and I wasn´t looking for anything other than Kölsch. The service was fantastic and friendly in both German and English, and we were provided with an English menu when requested. The food was quite good. I got a simple bratwurst with sweet cabbage and roasted potatos and my partner got a beef dish that was quite good, although saltier than we are used to.
06-06-2009 12:24:05 | More by dbalsock
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
The establishment is less than 100m from the Heumarkt Bahnhaltstelle for the 1,7,8,or 9 lines. From taxi or foot it is right across the tracks from the Altstadt or roughly a 150-200m walk from the Scholade Museem. Look for big red letters that say 'Malzmühle'.
Upon enterance one can tell that Malzmühle was very recently redone. But they have done very much to preserve the historical qualities of the establishment. The table particularly add a class touch--they are simply sanded beer-soaked tables that you can picture generations of men throwing back round after round over.
The beer has little equal. For further description please read the review. The food is also extremely good. The restaurant specializes (quite appropiately) on Rhineland and other German dishes. For the non German speaker their menu can be alot to handle. But, in my opinion, after eating there a few times, one can not go wrong with any choice.
11-05-2003 20:30:34 | More by allboutbierge
4.06/5 rDev +1%
Drinking kolsch, it's better than remodeling your flat. I had the opportunity to see a few breweries on my own while EIke and Daniella fixed up their newly bought flat. Fist stop, Malzmuhle. It's interior is on the darker side and you can sense the history whcih has been left on the walls. I didn't see a bar to sit at, so grab a seat at a table and get served in a quick manner.
Kolsch, as you can imagine, is the staple house beer, and is first served to you by default. It was my favorite kolsch of the trip, and I helped myself to a few pours of the beer. If you're looking for something a little different, there is also a malzbier (a low alcohol, sweet dark beer) and a bottled weizenbier which was served with its own weizen glass. The kolsch is also available in bottles to go.
It's not a classic spot in the city like Gaffel Haus or Fruh am Dom. However, Malzmuhle has my favorite kolsch, and that would certainly have me return.
05-26-2013 17:10:29 | More by DoubleJ
4/5 rDev -0.5%
We pushed through the revolving door, then through the heavy red curtains. This is what entering Narnia must be like.
Gargantuan bratwurst with red cabbage, apples, and roasted potatoes lubricated by mustard is what we ate. We drank their Kölsch and tried their Koch'sches Malzbier, a 1% ABV item that tasted like force carbonated unfermented wort. Upon looking it up, it turned out to be just that. Not the tastiest of beverages, but it was nice to see an alcoholic option that was not Kölsch.
A fine establishment, and just a stone's throw from the Rhine.
06-07-2010 17:32:50 | More by alfrantzell
3.93/5 rDev -2.2%
Great Kölsch, very good atmosphere, we had an awesome schwieneshaxe and although we weren’t locals we were never made to feel like that. This place is just off the main square so not as touristy as other Kölsch bars. This bar would be my first stop everytime I returned to Cologne.
11-12-2013 10:54:42 | More by clintbrimson
Brauerei zur Malzmühle in Köln, Germany
90 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.