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Fruehbock (Früh Bock) - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 15
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CBlack85 on 03-25-2010

From the Brewery website: Fruehbock (pron. "Froo Bock") - Literally "Early" Bock, Frueh is also short for Fruehling which is the German word for Spring. Try our Spring Bock as the cold winter fades and the warm spring winds begin to blow. This deep golden, slightly malty bock beer comes in at 6% ABV, which you'll find hard to believe because it's so smooth and refreshing. Don't wait to try it...because like springtime in Charlotte, this seasonal will come and go quickly.

Note: Früh = Frueh
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 22
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4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amount of gentle visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and hints of amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy very light beige head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass, Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready and caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of light fruit sweetness (with apples and pears both being present). That is followed by moderate aromas of grassy/hay hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavors of bready, caramel, and toasted malts with lighter flavors of honey and light fruits (apple + pear). That is followed by light to moderate flavors of grassy/hay hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness. Hints of alcohol flavors in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and very nice example of the style by an American brewery (I have been fortunate to live in states with breweries that do great example of the classic German styles twice now). Easy to drink and definitely one to grab again.

Photo of Terp96
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery on its 2015 release day. Very bright looking with just a finger width of head. Smells bready sweet. Tastes great. Sweet and slightly grassy. Nice biscuity flavor. Faint hops but just enough. Slightly dry finish. Very clean. Well done and on point for the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A generous gift from Mark! Dated 4/21/14 -Poured into a DFH Tulip

A - Pours a gorgeous, golden color with a thin, white head. Visibly well-carbonated and it leaves no lacing on the glass.

S - The nose reveals a doughy aroma upfront followed by some white pepper, lemon zest, and hint of grass. Smells very light.

T - The flavors that jump out at me right away are that of bread, sweet malts, and grass. There is a touch of sweetness and banana-like flavor on the finish.

M - Crisp and refreshing with a moderate carbonation on the palate. No bite.

O - This beer would be fantastic on a hot summer day! It reminds me of a pilsner, but with more complexity. I'm glad I had the chance to try this. Per the BA's request, I was to drink it with spicy food, but I was curious and it was almost time to hit the bed. Solid offering!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of MartzMimic
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Carolina Beer Company in the Charlotte airport. Pours clear gold with a white head that disappears quickly, leaving a bit of lacing. Malty, bready with some grass. That carries over into the taste, but there's some really nice fruit and sweetness that comes through. Medium mouth. First of this style for me, so maybe I'm over-estimating this one, but it's really nice.

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3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Carolina Beer Co. (Charlotte Douglas International Airport) in Charlotte, NC.

Gold color with a slight head. Very little lacing on the glass. Toasted malt aroma with a pilsner quality to it. Light peppery hop aroma. Some spiciness in the flavor. Dry mouthful but extremely drinkable. Overall, a good block that is on point for the style. Nice to see more American breweries attempting this style.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Fruehbock (Früh Bock) from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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