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Früh Kölsch - Brauerei Früh am Dom

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Früh KölschFrüh Kölsch

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BA SCORE
86
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 17 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

ernstdj, Aug 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

digita7693, Apr 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

mnixon86, Dec 11, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

RD1163, Apr 08, 2013
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2.71/5  rDev -29.1%

Out of a bottle while hanging out in Cologne. Pours clear golden with nearly no head. Aroma of hay, light pale malt sweetness, unpleasant Kolsch aroma. Flavor follows the aroma with a slightly dirty finish, though I found it a bit cleaner than the Paffgen I had earlier today. Light bodied of course, goes down easy enough, medium carbonation. Meh.

BMMillsy, Aug 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

slacker79, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of titvs
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 6C). Bottle 50 cl - Batch 11816:27. AROMA: slightly sweet cereal aromas. no hop aromas. slight esters reminiscent of pears. APPEARANCE: slightly light gold color and very translucent. thin white head with average retention. TASTE: low malty sweet flavour. very low bitterness. no hop flavours. PALATE: low and watery body. low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down Kolsch without the characteristic subtle fruit flavours.

titvs, Oct 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

aztraz, May 26, 2012
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle.Footed pilsner glass.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pours blond in color,cristal clear appearance.Pure white lasting crown. Herbal, slightly sulphury,aroma.Balanced malts & German hops in mouth, subtle lemon touch.Very light body,medium carbonation.Lingers with no conflicting notes. Painfully overall results quite flat. Suggested in sunny days as a session beer.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

A: Straw and crisply filtered with no carbonation. The 3 fingers of fizzy white head, fade relatively fast.


S: Malt forward, a little crisp white wine, vinous quality, fermenting green hay, an umami quality like shitake mushrooms.


T: Malty, clean linen, a touch of banana, then a very dry chemical of paper mill quality, an acrid slight bitter taste with a hint of sour lemon juice.


M: Not the best Kolsch I’ve had, but happy to find the style in Thailand just the same. Lacking in the white wine quality, perhaps this one is slightly old and losing its touch. I’ve had some of the best Kolsches around, and some good American copies, but this isn’t the most awesome, but it’s the style, so I’m happy. Drank in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sept 27th, 2014.

patre_tim, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

MonkeyBread, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

KohlbeckM, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0.2l gravity serving at Fruh am Dom

A- Pale blonde, average head retention and minimal lacing

S- Little musty, faint malts and grains

T- nice maltiness but also thin and a bit watery in the finish making for an average balance

M- Spritzy and watery

D- Its a mediocre kolsch, nice malts character but its letdown by a thin body.

seanyfo, Feb 26, 2008
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

fabriciokramos, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

alexandrefdiniz, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

poskok, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

blameo, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Kremlock, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ABV 4,8%.
Can of 500 ml, bought on a recent excursion to Germany. At first I thought Kolsch was also part of the beers name, now I see it's a style of beer. Poured in a sort of Kolsch type of glass.
Three fingers of white, thick head, with very good retention but not much lacing left behind. At first great activity in the glass, stops almost as soon as the head disappears. Golden yellow in colour.
Pleasant aroma of hops, mixed with a malty smell, albeit faint.
Sweet and malty flavour at first, turns into a slighty bitter and hoppy aftertaste.
Thin on the body, low carbonation and dry on the palate.

It's the first time I drink this style, and I didn't find it much different than a lager, also, since it's the first time, I don't have anything to compare it to. Drinkability was high, and it was going down very easily.

Douberd, Oct 26, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Coming in a 500ml slim brown bottle, BB 12/12/08, served lightly chilled in Gaffel's 200ml stange.

A: pours a light straw colour, fizzy, topped with a 2cm-thick cotton-white foam with good retention.
S: a pleasant aroma mixed of clean and soft floral German hops and a focused edge of grainy light malts; very well-integrated, with 50-50 fruitiness to malts coated with a thin sheet of citrus-like fruitiness. Not bad.
T: maybe due to pasteurisation, a boiled-veggie-like sugary taste stays constantly aside, on top of a plastic and grainy touch of malts... lightly corn-ish as well at the back, while the finishing touch at last demonstrates some pleasant and clean floral hop flavour and bitterness, with a restrained fruity touch.
M&D: not comparable with the natural draught version at all, which is much more pronounced in both fruity and malty compartments; this bottle has shown some bad impacts from (maybe) pasteurisation, albeit not to the point of total displeasure. The mouthfeel is overly sharp and fizzy, the body is light alright, but the finishing touch comes somewhat acidic and metallic... the overall performance really is a world apart from its-good-self on draught, hence a below-average drinkability.

wl0307, Nov 24, 2008
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3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow with a fizzy but quick dissipating head. Aroma is slight but made up mostly of wheat and malt. Taste is crisp and slightly sweeter than most Kölsch I'm familiar with. The wheaty flavors follow through into the back end leaving a sweet and bready aftertaste. This is a middle of the road Kölsch.

kjc51478, Dec 02, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal-clear light gold, with a decent bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Nose of light grassiness, hop funk, and cracker-like malts, along with a hint of sulfur.

Refreshing, but not that clean for a Kölsch. Nice biscuity maltiness for a beer this light, with a hefty dose of hay and grain, too. Tastes similar to other German lagers (grassy, lightly skunky hops) but this beer's a Kölsch and therefore an ale. Refreshing carbonation. Good mouthfeel for such a light beer.

Not a whole lot going on, but overall a decent brew, and a welcome change from the standard German pils and lager. Better on-tap.

dasenebler, Nov 19, 2008
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3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

50 cl bottle. Pours a a golden yellow color, quickly disappearing frothy white head, decent lacing. Aroma is pale malts, grain, straw, earthy and a touch of fruity hops. Flavor is crisp, sweet malts, straw, a little bit of bread, and a fair amount of hops. Light in body, lively and carbonated, very crisp and refreshing. Very good beer, true to the style.

mtstatebeer, Aug 23, 2009
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Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
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