Früh Kölsch | Brauerei Früh am Dom

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427 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Longstaff on 10-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
427
Reviews:
137
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of bmac093
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Straw colored with a bit. Small, quickly dying head. No lace.


Strong iron metal aroma. Distracting.

The flavor is an improvement but I can still taste this off putting iron. Very thin bodied with a heightened carbonation level. In the taste, I do get some of the sweetness expected. Short aftertaste.

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Photo of briancathy
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
2.55/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

L:
-pours a clear straw-golden with a big,foamy,quickly dissipating,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-floral,cooked potatoes,vegetables,slight lemon
T:
-lemon,floral,metallic
F:
-light body,light-medium carbonation
O:
Only 2 Kölsch are available in my area.
I def. preferred the Gaffel over this

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

one of the better kolsch beers out there, and for me, maybe the only actual german one that has this much going on in terms of mouthfeel. i also think it makes a huge different having it on tap compared to the bottle. its so fresh without any of that oxidation or tired beer thing we always get in imported lighter colored stuff. the color is rich golden, and you can tell by looking at it that is has some body. classic german grain bill on it, and for some reason its just fuller bodied and more texturally interesting than the watery yellow beers that use the title kolsch. this is a true kolsch. fresh crackery grain base with just a touch of sweetness like a drop of honey or something. a bit floral with the hops, and quite bitter compared to its peers. carbonation is high and the body, i love all the body, thats what makes this one stand out for me. the lagers from these regions get all the hype, but this is a real classic, probably my favorite imported kolsch. they have it on tap most of the time at prost sausages on 32nd, and they serve it in its proper glassware. this would be the best place in town to have one.

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Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cervisaphile
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
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 FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sporklift87
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malt_Man
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served cold from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Clear, pale gold, very fizzy. Thin bubbly white head. Looks like a very appetising pilsner.

S) Pilsner hops, with a hint of malt sweetness. Quite strong to say it was chilled.

T) Very clean taste, slight pilsner hop bitterness, but with the distinct Kolsch flavour at the back of the mouth. Hard to describe, it is subtle a bit papery (in a good way). Very very slight hint of sweetness.

F) Fizzy and refreshing, with no aftertastes.

O) Quality Kolsch, so easy drinking and clean. To be brutally honest, if you gave me this and told me it was a pilsner I would believe you,

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Photo of lelepat
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A well-known brew from Cologne, this beer is more famous than it should be.

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Photo of Curtis
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up in Reno. Pours amazing crystal clear. Smell is very "clean", slightly fruity, very light hops. Taste is smooth, no bite, well balanced, but a little light. I expected more body from this, having homebrewed a couple of Kolsch recepies over the years. Very drinkable, perfect as a with dinner beer (pair with chicken or something light,) Would be good for a hot summer day, but looking for something heavier for the spring snow we had today. Carbonation is light and balanced. Light grain flavors come through, hops are very mild. It needs a little more body imho, but still a very nice beer. Could drink a couple of these easily (maybe a little too easy in the heat).. not that that would be a bad thing.

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Photo of Ronan201
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had it in Philly, excellent try ... Happy, content and drunk!

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ravena
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DukeCola
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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 xmorgan
4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tasty Kölsch love the style it's good but not Sünner

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Photo of RickyS
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a thin film leaving light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, light European hops. Flavor follows aroma, mildly sweet biscuit malt, light grassy hops, mixed grain, hints of apple juice. Finishes with dry biscuit and grassy hops. Light bodied with nice carbonation. A nicely made kolsch, with a classic malt complement. Well balanced. Light flavored, as appropriate for the style, but nice biscuit and light hopping. Finishing flavor perhaps a bit thinner than other kolsches, but still satisfying.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a stange to a clear and bright yellow topped by a two finger fluffy white head
S: smells of clean pale malts, some grape like aromas and a slight spicy noble hop on the nose
T: taste is clean pale malts, a lot of grape flavors and a slight spicy hop note. swallow is spicy hops more grape and some lingering clean maltyness
M: fairly light and crisp on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: really good for what it is. nice and bright flavors with a solid mouthfeel. definitely a tasty beer on the lighter side of the scale. No apparent faults in my mind. I got this one from somebody that just came back from Germany so it's probably pretty fresh compared to a lot of shelf stock.

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Photo of stanlyman01
4.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very tasty and light beer.

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Photo of admiral
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
3.82 out of 5 based on 427 ratings.
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