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Fruehbock (Früh Bock) - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 15
Gots: 4 | 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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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!

Cubatobaco, Jun 02, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

MartzMimic, Apr 16, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Jacobob10, Mar 30, 2014
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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.

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3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

chinchill, Apr 24, 2013
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Fruehbock (Früh Bock) from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.