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Früh Kölsch - Brauerei Früh am Dom

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BA SCORE
86
very good

231 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 231
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 20
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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Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
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Chris_Beer

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1%
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 +17.2%

01-01-2014 02:35:53 | More by Neorebel
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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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steverx8

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-26-2013 04:11:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:36:15 | More by biboergosum
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 00:50:03 | More by woodychandler
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2013 12:53:51 | More by largadeer
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Cirus

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-18-2013 02:19:19 | More by Cirus
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creal92

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-13-2013 21:10:07 | More by creal92
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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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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-06-2013 02:37:31 | More by chickenm
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-02-2013 14:34:03 | More by dcmchew
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

10-31-2013 19:23:18 | More by carrollmel7
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-26-2013 15:58:02 | More by kwjd
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lsummers

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-11-2013 20:29:19 | More by lsummers
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-01-2013 13:16:06 | More by Chucker17
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jman005

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-22-2013 02:50:56 | More by jman005
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +12%
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
Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
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