Früh Kölsch | Brauerei Früh am Dom

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Average: 3.83 | pDev: 12.53%

Reviews: 151 | Ratings: 489

German Kölsch | 4.80% ABV

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Brauerei Früh am Dom
Germany
frueh.de

Notes: Year-round availibility. 
BA SCORE
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Reviews: 151 | Ratings: 489
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a brilliantly clear straw yellow, with a small tight white head, and not much lacing.

This smells like bready and doughy malt, lemon, and grassy hops.

This one tastes basically the same- there's a nice crisp and smooth grassy hop flavor, with slight lemon sweetness, and a killer bready malt backbone. It's simple but executed very well.

This is crisp and light bodied, with a good level of carbonation. It's really really drinkable.

This is a classic Kolsch for a reason. It's pretty great.

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Photo of Purp1eOne
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DukeCola
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I first had Fruh in Koln, my German hosts who lived there recommended it highly on the hot summer day. They drank it half/half with Fanta orange soda and while I took a sip that way, I preferred mine regular. Poured in a Koln style glass, I found it very refreshing, more like a lager than a pale ale. Look was super clear in the glass with a small head, light hop flavor. Very tasty. I have a 6-pac waiting in my fridge for summer. It's almost impossible to find in the US, luckily I have it hand delivered by my friends every year. If you are ever where this is available, you must give it a try.

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Photo of kjc51478
3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow with a fizzy but quick dissipating head. Aroma is slight but made up mostly of wheat and malt. Taste is crisp and slightly sweeter than most Kölsch I'm familiar with. The wheaty flavors follow through into the back end leaving a sweet and bready aftertaste. This is a middle of the road Kölsch.

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Photo of Cervisaphile
3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mediocre Kölsch: unimpressive all around, but still better than most U.S. examples.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Look is clear golden colour, no head at all and low carbonation, not to attractive.
Smell is clean Mineral water but nothing else much.
Taste is crisp fresh but flat with light malt after taste, easy to drink.
Feel is fresh and clean, dry aftertaste.
Overall Ok, früh means early and that's how it tastes. Prost!

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Photo of MLFrank
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Very light & clear, golden straw with a thumb-sized, bubbly head that's white with a fine texture, lots of visible carbonation and good retention.

Like a lager on the nose with some light, sweet malts a& hints of floral, some grassy hops feature too but the aroma isn't the most pronounced. Plenty of grain, some further sweetness & some bread with touches of yeast in there as well.

Light malts with touches of sweetness coming through & some bread as well. Quite a lot of grain is present, there is some faint floral flavours & fruit with some citrus but again nothing is particularly strong.

The beer is a light bodied, almost thin one with some grain & medium carbonation. It proved quite easy to drink with light bitter finish that is slightly tangy as well.

Very similar to a pale lager in a lot of ways & I wasn't particularly impressed with this one really. It was a drinkable beer & it's always nice to get a new style under my belt but I didn't think it was a great beer really.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From estucerveza. In Bavaria glass. Watching soccer match Spain vs Lichenstein (8-0) Ultradrinkable, with a pleasantly soft malty backbone with a good grassy hop bite. The best kolsch Ive drank with difference

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Photo of tom10101
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of Cmichaelfisher
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goalie35
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of der_meister
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitschiguy
2.66/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle poured into a Kolsch glass. All given by supplier.

Poured with little head. What little head was produced dies instantly and left no bubbles or lacing whatsoever. Standard yellow lager colour.

Nose has some some bready malts - not much else.

Palate is ok. Nothing really stands out.

Quite drinkable and could be sessioned. Refreshing on a hot day. I wouldn't buy it and probably won't drink it again.

Mouth is typical of a lager. Thin and watery but not particularly bad.

Would recommend for fans of the style.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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.

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Photo of JASvendsen
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjones5045
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 489 ratings