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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

245 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 21
Gots: 11 | 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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anthony81212

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-27-2014 22:26:23 | More by anthony81212
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

02-25-2014 00:54:50 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Loogs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-24-2014 18:25:32 | More by Loogs
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-24-2014 13:46:53 | More by InspectorBob
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a nice billowy white head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up though the glass. Looks awesome.

Smell: Bready and sweet pilsner malts followed by grassy Bavarian hops. Pretty standard and traditional smelling.

Taste: Nice chewy and sweet notes from the pilsner malts with some grassy notes and slight bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light, chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Never seen this before here and Boston. For a kolsch style from the town it originated in, this beer is traditional and classic. I will be getting more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 19:01:48 | More by Flounder57
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-16-2014 23:18:39 | More by 2GOOFY
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sajaffe1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-13-2014 22:41:37 | More by sajaffe1
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emerge077

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Back label says 19613, not sure how to interpret... 196th day of 2013 maybe.

Served in an 0,4l OMB stange (thanks Wil). Pours a bright straw gold with plenty of rising carb trails. The head fluffs up and rises above the rim of the glass like a soufflé. Dense halo of lacing collects around the top of the glass. Skim breaks after 15 minutes or so.

Aroma is clean and bready, mellow malt and delicate yeast notes.

Taste is clean and similarly malty, buttered biscuits, dough, dried grass, and some white grape character from the Kölsch yeast. Feel is crisp and the body is supple, very easy to drink with a dry aftertaste. Overall this was a good Kölsch, would try again, and look for a fresher date on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 00:00:46 | More by emerge077
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the flavors are a bit too mild in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:08:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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NorbertB1974

Germany

5/5  rDev +30.5%

02-10-2014 13:58:16 | More by NorbertB1974
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-01-2014 03:16:23 | More by Didier
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The quintessential taste of Koln, Germany is alive and well. Not so Lager, not so Ale- this hybrid beer brings a delicate tone of each to the table with the city's unique taste.

Its brilliant straw-gold color simply gleams with the most subtle back-lit tone. As steady streams of carbonation rise from the bottom, a fluffy and stark white head ensues. As it recedes, a frothier tone celebrates its long retention and speckled lace.

Floral aromatics of honeysuckle, citrus, orchard fruit and grain projects something of fresh baking bread, earthy sulfur and straw-like husk. Its slight apple and lemon tones seem to give rise to the floral tones in a very "apple blossom" kind of way. Its herbal and tea-like scent is the perfect bridge-way into its taste to come.

Yet even more delicate in its initial taste, the Kolsch's taste is delicate, fruity and even more floral. Resembling "Pez" candies, its fruity and floral taste is of apple, lemon, grape and orange, even if they are somewhat candied in its finesse flavor. As a backing of powdered sugar gives the fruitiness a honey-dripped character, its taste then drift toward fresh baking bread, "match stick"-type sufur and a straw-like biting bitterness that balances the fruit and sweetness evenly- the beer leaves the palate with an even-keel memory that's pleasant and memorable.

Its grainy-sweet texture is lightly husky after the sweetness declines- leaving behind the slightest astringency and spicy bitterness that closes the session. Its early creaminess goes all malty-dry to close leaves the palate with a smooth minty a vanilla-like aftertaste.

But its that friendly fruity/floral character that sets this Kolsch apart. Its a fresh and crisp taste, texture and aromatic sense that allows a lively mood to spring forth. Its delicate, flavorful and soft from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 06:12:16 | More by BEERchitect
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josh32219

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-26-2014 18:50:28 | More by josh32219
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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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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

01-20-2014 12:38:38 | More by Schmoog
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zenithberwyn

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-20-2014 05:14:56 | More by zenithberwyn
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-18-2014 03:00:22 | More by bigred89
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Burleigh

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-11-2014 00:40:20 | More by TaylorK
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

According to Warner in his book on brewing kolsch, this is one of the palest of the bunch and indeed, looks like a cheap adjunct lager: A very pale straw color with a small quantity of white foam, effervescent and bright. Fortunately it does not taste like said adjunct lager and the robust carbonation does not sear the tongue. Currently on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary and a very cool find. Aroma is very fruity, robust white grape and lemon rind along with fresh doughy malt and a pleasant acid tang. Nothing dark at all. Tastes exactly like it smells. I have yet to try many examples of this style but this is the fruitiest to date, with that musty white grape character on the nose carrying over onto the palate. The malt is subtle yet flavorful, white buttermilk biscuits come to mind along with a sweet cereal character. Crisp, fairly dry, and creamy smooth. The hops are mellow and tastefully done, yielding a fragrant hay sort of vibe but without too many floral or spice notes. Thin to moderate body with maybe a bit of chalk. Classic kolsch really. Eminently drinkable but not lacking in flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2014 16:34:24 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-01-2014 02:35:53 | More by Neorebel
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-31-2013 04:06:46 | More by CoryR
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steverx8

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-30-2013 22:46:27 | More by steverx8
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-26-2013 04:11:47 | More by ygtbsm94
Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
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