Früh Kölsch | Brauerei Früh am Dom

Früh KölschFrüh Kölsch
BA SCORE
3.81/5
437 Ratings
Früh KölschFrüh Kölsch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Früh am Dom
Germany
frueh.de

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Longstaff on 10-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,024
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
437
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 437 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at the Fruh restaurant in Cologne Germany. Pours a fairly clear bright gold color with a medium sized white head. Head retention is average and there is some wispy lacing on the glass. I had it with a local favorite "heaven and hell" blood sausage and caramelized potatoes. The aroma and taste include bready and gtainy malt, a little apple juice and some mild grassy hops. Fairly mild but good flavor. Mouthfeel is the best part!! Crisp and clean, very refreshing and a good choice to accompany a heavy meal on a hot day. I'm sure I will not have liked a 4 month old bottle in the US as much, but fresh on tap is very nice indeed.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, grain and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong malt sweetness that is quickly followed some breadiness from flavors of grain and a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of ngusset
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at cellar temperature into a stein and a tumbler to look at the color. Watery gold like a pilsner, head vanished almost immediately, no apparent lacing. Mild on the nose like grain and malt, hints of lemon custard, vanilla bean, hops, and coconut cream pie. Intriguing. Flavor starts with light juicy malt, sharp crisp refreshing hop, caramel, and spearmint. Maybe a flash of light apple, Bartlett pear, and tangerine. Mouth feel is light, yet rich and round. This is a really nice beer, not the most stereotypical kölsch but lovely and exciting.

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Photo of jbehlar
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Atg1095
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emincems
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiscosrw
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours clear yellow gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like concentrated apples, pears, grapes, honey biscuity malts, mild tobacco spice, with floral earthy grass. Tastes likes apples, pears, grapes, honey biscuity malts, tobacco spice, with floral earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low tingling carbonation. Overall a real nice kölsch.

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Photo of kofukasho
2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of biernack
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw with a very thin head that fades rather quickly; a few dots linger

Smell: Sulfur dominates after the pour but settles in to a grassy tone with hints of apple and honey

Taste: The front end brings apple, green grape and a hint of honey, with a crackery malt element underpinning through the middle; grassy and somewhat sulfury tones build, after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: I have no idea how old this bottle might be but the beer has held up reasonably well; the mouthfeel could be better but the flavors seem intact

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Photo of tlema1
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: crystal clear, straw yellow with a thin white head, moderate lacing
S: bread, crackers
T: earthy, slight fruitiness
F: really good mouthfeel for such a light beer
O: might be my favorite Kolsch

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Photo of Beerislivingproof
4.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danflux
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 437 ratings
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