Früh Kölsch - Brauerei Früh am Dom

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86
very good

297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 21
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Früh am Dom visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Longstaff on 10-01-2002)
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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Always nice to see an example of an esoteric style from its point of origin arrive on my local shelves.

This beer pours a crystal clear, very pale golden straw colour, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some nicely evil-looking webbed lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a hint of white wine must, some old lemon fruitiness, and grassy, leafy hops. The taste is more grainy cereal-heavy pale malt, a bit of apple and white grape fruity tartness, and earthy, leafy, and mild wild grass hops. Simple, but decently so.

The bubbles are pleasantly interactive, but gentle in the process, the body on the far, far side of medium weight, and plainly smooth, the slightest hint of airy creaminess seeping in. It finishes off-dry, a tad, the remaining cereal malt still heady enough to easily keep the lingering fruitiness and still innocuous hops at bay.

A fresh (despite the real time and distance between me and the source of this offering) pale Euro lager, meant more for sunny, humid outdoor patio drinking orgies, rather than a mid-December northern climate's, um, huddlings, but things being as they are, I verily appreciate the out of season images this one paints in my head - ja, Fraulein, I would very much like another.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I will cop to the fact that it was the low price point that drew me to this one. I have had Kolsches before and I have had German beers before and frankly, I have enough bottles to keep me busy for some time to come.

From the bottle: "herrlich obergärig cölner hofbräu früh (gorgeous top-fermented Cölner Hofbräuhaus early)". "seit 1904 (since 1904)".

My pour created a finger of fizzy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a button-bright straw-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Stunning! Nose had a grape-y, vinous quality mentioned in the description on this site, slightly tart, kind of sour. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of freshly mown hay. It was very malty and the grape aspect was hardly noticeable in the mouth. The finish was unexpectedly dry and here the vinousness returned. This well worth what I paid for it and although not worth actively pursuing, it would be a welcome find on a shelf.

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3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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.

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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. Served in a stange, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with about an inch white head that stays around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is mostly grainy/bready malt, along with some light herbalness and fruit, mainly grapes. The brew tastes like grainy/bready malt, light grassy/herbal hops, and some grapes. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp, refreshing and easy to drink. It's well carbonated, too. Not a bad beer at all, I'd buy this again at $3.49 a bottle.

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Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
86 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.