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From the cellar: Krombacher Pils

Krombacher Pils

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Kreutzal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Website: Date: 23 October 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Perhaps I underestimated the fame of Krombacher, now one of Germany’s biggest independents, […]

Hoepfner Kräusen

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009. Beer sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 5.1% Origin: Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Website:

Hoepfner Kräusen Krug

Hoepfner is an undersung family-owned independent founded in 1798 in Liedolsheim. It relocated to Karlsruhe in 1849 to take advantage of natural ice caves for lagering, and now claims […]

Früh Kölsch

Originally published in What’s Brewing July 2004

Origin: Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ABV: 4.8 per cent Buy from Specialist stockists Website

Früh Kölsch

Kölsch is one of those delightfully idiosyncratic wrinkles of regional popular culture that makes life worth living: a beer that’s become part of the identity of a city. It might look […]