Früh Bock | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
85 Ratings
Früh BockFrüh Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldemeckbrew.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by CBlack85 on 03-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Blackop555
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours golden. Short, thin, foamy white head fades fast.

Smells caramel and bready malt, light fruit and light grassiness.

Tastes Caramel, bready, light citrus, grassiness, hints of herbal quality and a refreshing bitterness. Finish is dry with bitter linger and hints of malt. Fades quickly lighter body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Apellonious
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear golden orange, one finger head that retains for a little while before receding to a 2mm foam lace. Floral hops and bready malt on the nose, and exactly that in the taste. Carbonation is medium, crisp and clean feel with a slightly bitter finish. Fans of the style will have to give this a go. Another solid offering from OMB.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaredMarvel
4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, shaker pint, 55 degrees F.

A: Pours a slightly hazy burnished gold with just a tinge of copper, and forms a couple fingers of white foam that dies away quickly. Very honey-esque in color.

S: Caramel and warm bread, wreathed through with light-colored dense fruits - apple, pear. A touch of floral scent.

T: Floral perfume overlays the entire tasting process from beginning to finish, with the rest rolling along beneath. Caramel malt indeed, mingled with a honey sweetness and green apple / pear fruit notes. A grassy tone drifts by towards the middle and end of the sip. The finish lingers as wildflowers and a honeyed caramel apple.

M: Smooth and medium-bodied, with "butler carbonation" - just enough to be present and serviceable, without seeming obtrusive.

O: That's a good maibock. Pretty darned good, actually.

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Photo of caahare
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of confer
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow. Clear. Whispy white head.

Sweet bready grains. A bit of lemon and pear juice. Some floral hops, but mainly malty and toasted aromas.

Excellent balance between the peppery Noble hops and the sweet bread. Tastes like a King's Hawaiian or Amish sweet bread. A little bit of grassy/floral notes. Some lemon,green apple, and honey.

Body is soft and fluffy, but finishes crisp.

A great example of a Helles and a fantastic beer.

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Photo of TurboBrew
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThreeJs
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopportunistic
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djgustafson
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nevbo
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clean and refreshing. The malts and hops are perfectly balanced. It's complex and simple at the same time. I'm very fortunate to live near this brewery!

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Photo of lzepplin01
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of One1Asterisk
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sgbrown78
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NCMatt
4.86/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had a classic German taste. Reminded me of my summer travels and drinking in the biergartens!

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Photo of mbfolk
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DR7Sauder
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GlassOfHops
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow! Very nice and clean. Pleasantly surprised. Drinks like a more complex pilsner.

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Photo of mshkut
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Früh Bock from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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