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Fruehbock (Früh Bock) - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 3 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: CBlack85 on 03-25-2010)
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 02:41:53 | More by Cubatobaco
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-13-2014 23:46:08 | More by Craigory
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-08-2014 16:32:46 | More by Shandycan
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Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 18:08:12 | More by MartzMimic
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2014 21:42:33 | More by Jacobob10
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-07-2014 21:58:50 | More by brauseboof
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-02-2014 21:22:41 | More by Oakenator
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-26-2014 16:16:34 | More by ColBlooded
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California

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

11-27-2013 04:53:54 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-13-2013 18:02:21 | More by jeffkissel
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LAS

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-27-2013 16:47:04 | More by LAS
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mverity

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-08-2013 00:45:53 | More by mverity
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-02-2013 04:23:03 | More by justinm4bama
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-26-2013 04:11:44 | More by FUwolfpacker
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Exactly one month old today,bottled on 4/17/13.Poured into a half liter stein a clear light to medium golden with a great looking blooming white crown,almost specially made for the glassware used.The aromas are a little different than what Iam used to when it comes to a maibock,no big sweet doughy notes but a crispness with mild caramel notes underneath,it's malty but not alcoholic.Flavors of wet grain and some caramel sweetness,again the crispness is what stands out most to me.Not what Iam used to in a maibock...but it's well made and the crispness is a nice change of pace.A lighter maibock but it goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 21:56:17 | More by oberon
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djre4orm

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-16-2013 20:46:08 | More by djre4orm
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-30-2013 00:06:10 | More by buckyp
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Growlers Pour House in Charlotte. Pours clear golden with an above average white head that leaves some sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Looks and tastes much like a regular, but well-crafted, lager, with some spicy hops: a description of a typical maibock. The hops are less obvious in the nose than on the tongue. Still, the taste is mainly bready. The aroma is quite light, reminiscent of white bread with light citrus/herbal notes.

M: Light body; medium carbonation.

O: True to style if a shade light on the hops; well-crafted, clean and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2013 03:20:23 | More by chinchill
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2013 21:22:39 | More by Todd
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tap at the brewery.

Pours a light clear gold with a sugar white head.

Light bready malt flavor with a hint of grassiness.

Light bready and grassy malt with a hint of fruit sweetness.

Light body with a tingle of carbonation.

A very good lighter lager with great flavor, would definitely have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2013 23:10:34 | More by Cylinsier
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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Clean biscuit and crystal malt aromas with light citrus and pine hoppy notes. There is also an underlying sweetness to the aroma, more reminiscent of Belgian beers.

T: Clean biscuit and sweet bread flavors here as well with a light piny bitterness from the hops. The finish is lightly bitter and clean.

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is clean, dry, and drinkable.

O: A solid beer overall. Nice, clean flavors and aromas with a light hoppiness.

Serving type: bottle

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Fruehbock (Früh Bock) from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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