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Früh Kölsch - Brauerei Früh am Dom

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BA SCORE
86
very good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 19
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Früh am Dom visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Longstaff on 10-01-2002)
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Crystal clear golden color with a nice 1 finger bright white head which dies rather quickly. Soft fruitiness with a sweet graininess.

Sweet graininess, light body and light effervescence. Toasted grain, faint butteriness, tart fruit flavors, bit of apple, sweet grain husk, Faint fruity hoppy bitterness to balance. Pretty good, very clean with good flavors and goes down like water.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 01:08:28 | More by jtierney89
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a glass beer boot

Clear, yellow with strands of carbonation leading to a one finger foam cap that quickly subides. Few lacings

Grassy, malt, bread and grains with a whisper if lemon aroma.

Clean, crisp, refreshing malts and no bitter aftertaste. A light mouthfeel.perfect beer for a hot summer day. Love this style of beer. Worthy of repeating and stocking in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:43:51 | More by WunderLlama
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GoBrewOrGoHome

California

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- straw yellow, white head, medium head retention.
S- sweet, grainy, green apple, low dms
T- grainy sweet, almost graham cracker, buttery (not diacetyl), low bitterness, green apple
M- light-medium body, med-high carbonatoin
D- great kolsch, its the complex accent flavours that when me over, way better at the brewery then from a bottle

Serving type: cask

03-30-2010 22:01:11 | More by GoBrewOrGoHome
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Headed up to Koln this week, last Kolsch I had was Coast's 32/50, but that was quite a while ago, and can't really remember the profile.
Pours A light lemony golden malt color, light, thin head actively bubbling and dissipates quickly, leaving a lovely little ring of head. Good carbonation, light bubble streams, looks really nice., but not really much to look at.
Aromas is strangely and deliciously complex. Light bread notes, followed by a bouquet of floral notes. Fruit-apple, plum, under ripe pear, lemony acidity, sour fermented notes, clean, crisp lightly subdued hops on the finish. Even a bit of grape-like note in their as well. Smells utterly drinkable.
Flavor is really intriguingly light, yet complex. Upfront I find the grape, plum, apple notes, mid-sip the lemon comes into play. Bitterness, carbonation balance and perfect the light mouth feel. The fruit gives way to light bready malt and delicate hops. Whereas most beers here in Munich finish with a mineral finish due to the high mineral content of the water, this one finishes soft, clean and lively. Not to make too much of a simple thing, but it's nutty, with a light toasted nut character, it's fruity, sweet yet citrus punch, and ends with a great cleansing carbonation and an intruging spicy character akin to fresh cracked black pepper.
This is one of the highest rated of the Kolsch, but not the highest so I am going to hold back on the perfection rating until more samples are consumed.
What a great discovery, I would pair this head to head with young chardonnay in a wine vs beer, and pair it with lighter food fair, jumbo prawns with a light citrus sac and a peppery kick of arugula would match with beautifully. I really enjoyed my Kolsch, and look foward to more next week and ironically enough the top rated on this website are all American breweries..

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 20:21:59 | More by czfreeman
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cagocubs

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had the pleasure of going to Fruh Am Dom and trying their Kolsch.

A: Yellow with thin head that dissapates quickly.

S: Scents of fruit and sweetness.

T: Malty with hoppiness

M: Watery some, but the good carbonation keeps it in check. It is light and crisp.

D: Good drinkability because of its crisp and light nature as well as hints of sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2009 17:58:47 | More by cagocubs
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent kölsch beer for sure. Thanks to Eva for bringing this back from Germany for me. This is a super pale golden colour with a fizzy white head. Just like a true kölsch should be. The smell was simple, and consisted of berries, fruity hops, and light bready malts. The taste was immensely satisfying with hops and malts having some great interplay. The mouthfeel is light and thirst quenching and the drinkability is exceptional!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 15:44:44 | More by francisweizen
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Gaffel stange glass. Really excited to be trying another German true Kolsch and suddenly finding this in my area.

Lots of head on the pour, but it settles to a nice frothy white, the pinhead bubbles are just so even throughout, rocking and just coating with lace at times. Head is a classic super crystal golden lemon yellow, with a mix of different sized carbonation, some is very tiny, others are cola sized. Also some rise very slowly others rise incredibly fast, a mish mash of a lifting science experiment. An absolutely lovely beer.

Nose is classic. Dry malts and sweet bakery bread sense. Slight honey. Hints at mud and grass with some density. Solid. Thick. Inviting.

Taste is dense as well. Thick big malt backbone that just rips. Coating. Lush. Hints at honey sweetness coming with some lip coating feel. Big doughy bread aftertaste with a sense of crisp lager like finish (yes I know... it's an ale...). Mouthfeel is solid, fairly straightforward with minimal carbonation play on the palate.

Overall a real great simple drinking Kolsch, the ultimate Kolsch quest continues in earnest. I would love to try this side by side with Reissdorf, but I could have this VERY often!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 02:17:05 | More by smakawhat
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Cirus

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-18-2013 02:19:19 | More by Cirus
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-21-2013 15:24:42 | More by Rhettroactive
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MrTull

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-11-2014 19:17:21 | More by MrTull
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Burleigh

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-12-2014 02:36:09 | More by Burleigh
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jjm2503

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-01-2012 01:04:03 | More by jjm2503
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magpieken

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-25-2013 14:27:28 | More by magpieken
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-03-2014 23:32:53 | More by vermilcj
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Chris_Beer

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-22-2014 08:56:23 | More by Chris_Beer
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zenithberwyn

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-20-2014 05:14:56 | More by zenithberwyn
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-02-2014 23:07:45 | More by Durandal_777
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selator


4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-30-2012 20:05:48 | More by selator
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-01-2012 03:23:37 | More by t0rin0
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ceetee26

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-02-2012 17:13:46 | More by ceetee26
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-02-2013 01:08:35 | More by burnstar
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-01-2013 13:16:06 | More by Chucker17
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davemathews68

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-24-2014 21:35:06 | More by davemathews68
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JCBears

Germany

4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

appearance: Vigorous bubbles soon dissipate into a weak head golden color has a hint of orange that gives it a nice character

smell: Rich and dynamic loving it. Some Rhein fruits mixed with the light hops with some nice malted barely on the sides

taste: BAM!!! Wow what a rich flavor. Such a difference from other bland hoppy beers that think hops make up for good flavor. Just a dynamic marrying of sweet and bitter with the fruits on the edges.

mouthfeel: Full for its light color. A joy because it tastes like more than it looks or usually smells. Really a joy to taste

overall: Great Cologne brew, a true bench mark of the marker and the style happy to have

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 15:04:33 | More by JCBears
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TKempe

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and pale with a thin white head that hardly gives any lace and the most lively and mobile carbonation I have ever seen.

A fruity or juicy sweetness hits the nose, backed by a strong bottom of grainy malts, and finished off by a spicy, musty hop note and a small whiff of yeast. Very inviting.

A bit more hop-character to the flavor and a fairly clean and dry finish. Very juicy and fruity (and slightly salty) again too. A very firm yet delicate taste that covers it all.

Mouthfeel is kind of hard and very crisp. Quite easy and a joy to drink.

More or less like a good Helles, but with much more carbonation and hoppiness and saltier as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 18:58:54 | More by TKempe
Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
86 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.