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Früh Kölsch | Brauerei Früh am Dom

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3.82/5
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441 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

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Added by Longstaff on 10-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,512
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
441
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
87
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 141
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

Photo of House_Of_Rebecca
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love it! Great light beer.

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

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

Photo of rclark69
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is fruity/tart and rubbery/crayon-like with just a touch of brown sugar and clean, grainy sweetness. The appearance is bright gold and clear with a smooth white head. The flavor includes a malty graininess and a considerable waxy, crayon-like bitterness; there is some very light pear and light spicy/fruity bitterness. The feel is fairly smooth and crisp with moderate carbonation.

Overall, it is rather solid and satisfying and otherwise certainly fits the bill, but it presents a little too much plastic-like bitterness.

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

Photo of nicole309
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Photo of timontheroad
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a half-liter weissbier glass, nice fluffy white head, faded quickly to a light film of bubbles. Clear pale yellow, with a lot of carbonation bubbles continually rising to refresh the film. the nose is a bit lemony, with some nice light roast malt notes in the background, along with some slight grassy aromas. The taste is very bitter up front, with a touch of tartness and followed by a nice bit of malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is thin, crisp and somewhat dry, but super refreshing - seems like the perfect after-work beer! Overall, i really liked this beer, as a session beer - it's top-notch.

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Früh Kölsch from Brauerei Früh am Dom
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 441 ratings
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