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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

239 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 21
Gots: 10 | 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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EdTheEdge

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-08-2012 04:21:08 | More by EdTheEdge
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gigoat

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-09-2014 21:06:10 | More by gigoat
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is very clear and pours a light golden color with lots of carbonation and a thin head.

Smell is malty and what I think is diacetyl. The yeast produces a clean profile with some slight sulfur notes.

Taste is light malty with a clean German yeast profile, some sulfuric notes. Also some bitterness and a slight hoppiness. To me this is nothing too special, it is like an average German pils.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 08:30:35 | More by Absumaster
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ricke

Sweden

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Very, very pale yellow. Clear liquid. Pretty big white uneven head that leaves some lacings.

S: A very weak smell. Some malts and white bread. Faint grassy hops, a hint of lemon and some spices.

T: Not much going on here either, rather restrained. Nice spices, though. Some malty sweetness and white bread as well. Some grassy hops and resins. The finish is short and has a mineral-like touch to it. A refreshing yet restrained bitterness develops in the finish, though.

M: Light body and plenty of lively carbonation.

D: This is a good beer, easy to drink and refreshing. But it's not outstanding and it's not very exciting. Probably one for those warm summer nights.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 00:25:10 | More by ricke
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Andreji

Colombia

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was amazed to see the great score this Kölsch has from other advocates, considering I dont share such a strong opinion on it. Had it at the Früh Bräuhaus am dom as well.

The pour is light straw, translucid a long head that is rather creamier than other kolsches, but as short lasting.

The nose is rather citrusy and hoppy, with some wheats and malts as well.

The taste, its better trait above other kolsches is that it is very bitter at the end to match with a citrusy sweetness that is felt at the beginning of the taste. Balanced carbonation as well which matches it in a nice way as well.

Still, not my cup of tea...or pint of beer, should I say.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2004 18:02:32 | More by Andreji
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jspruit

Denmark

3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in a 500ml bottle at the Bull and Castle in Dublin. Poured a golden smooth color with light 2-finger white head. Not too much smell. Smooth with some carbonation and light hoppiness-nothing remarkable though. Tasted better and cleaner as it approached room temperature a bit. I would like to try another Kölsch style beer before coming back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2007 23:06:10 | More by jspruit
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some floral hops. Taste is mild, malty, a bit bready, some floral hops, a hint of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent and refreshing beer, probably better suited to the summer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 14:09:32 | More by tone77
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

had this in a restaurant in koln. Pours like all kolsch beers, golden yellow with white head. Smell is light hoppy with malts and grass.taste malts and a bit more sweet than the average kolsch. Very drinkable,light mouthfeel,there is just not too much more to say about this beer,but need to fill 250 characters...

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2011 16:08:17 | More by rvdoorn
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first kölsch in Köln! Stoked!

The beer is clear and golden crowned with pure white head.

Light aroma of grain.

It is light bodied and easy to drink. Tastes grainy, has some grass, mineral, and light fruity notes.

So kölsch is ok. It's cool drinking it outside on a sunny day shootin the scheisse.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 06:14:00 | More by MattSweatshirt
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rarbring

Sweden

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear straw colored, with a white head leaving some lacing. Small curtains.

Fruity aromas, ripe apples, some vegetables and dough. Rather pleasant.

Starting sweet white bread, then some lemon and apple juice, a tart peel finish.

Little carbonation, small soft bubbles, a soft and smooth texture, a slightly dry finish.

A not-to-bad Kölsch.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 16:48:35 | More by rarbring
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crossovert

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An ale in theory but a lager at heart. 0,33 cl bottle MHB: 14.09.11.

It pours a clear and bright gold with a foamy but frothy bright white head. It leaves little bit of small speckles behind.

The smell is grainy with a light bit of light fruit and a kiss of hops.

The flavor is interesting. It has a unique fruitiness that i haven't yet tasted in this style. It is like white wine/grapes almost. It has a slight bit of hops, but the main flavor is an overriding fruity sweetness.

The mouthfeel is not as light as expected, it is under-carbonated.

It is an interesting beer, at least it isn't monotonous. Don't be araid of this style, it isn't that bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 17:25:49 | More by crossovert
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-27-2013 10:31:46 | More by innominat
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Leftofthedial

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-05-2014 04:56:50 | More by Leftofthedial
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foles

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice offering from probably the most well-known of the Cologne breweries.

The distinct differce I noticed between this and the rest of the city's Kolsch beers, is that there was a low amount of hoppiness. This opened the door for more fruitiness and the freshness was more recognisable. Sampling this is a right of passage when in town.

Solid, enjoyable, but maybe not a true representation of the style?

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2008 14:07:53 | More by foles
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Produces a vast amount of bright white head, which retains fairly decently. The body is clear and gold in color.

Aroma is honey, with a weird sour smell. Something in the way of a weak Berliner Weiss smell.

The taste is lemony hops and lightly sweet cereal grain, and finishes with a blunt herbalness.

Mouth feel is coarse at first, but leaves the palate wet and cleansed.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 16:22:19 | More by TheSarge
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BKBassist

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-10-2013 23:23:29 | More by BKBassist
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-22-2012 14:45:37 | More by rale
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nygannon

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-03-2013 22:56:13 | More by nygannon
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Sheepdog6


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-29-2014 23:14:06 | More by Sheepdog6
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ultrasupergenius

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a traditional Kolsch glass... small in size but they are quick to bring a refill.

A good German Kolsch, if you are a fan of the style. This was the first Kolsch I had in Koln, and I had to come back the next day after I had developed a taste for the style to try this one again. I enjoyed this more after having drank a number of the local variants wandering around Koln.

Head was present, and lasted into a lace down the glass. Slight bitter and aroma of hops - but not pungent. Sweetish. Light and refreshing. The kolsch size, while frustrating, is appropriate. I would not see myself drinking two pints in a row of this, but three of the small glasses spread over time is just about right.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2009 15:43:45 | More by ultrasupergenius
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Ingjald

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-07-2013 19:13:31 | More by Ingjald
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-31-2013 04:06:46 | More by CoryR
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-01-2014 19:32:39 | More by Tucquan
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-23-2013 22:57:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-03-2012 14:25:34 | More by rcjennings
Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
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