Full Review

Früh

Früh
Kölsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 4.8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Früh
Kölsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 4.8%
Clear yellow straw color. Grainy aromas and flavors of honey roasted corn, corn fritters, dried pear, and leaves and straw with a silky, bright, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, breezy finish that presents notes of cinnamon roll, watercress, and jicama finish. A delicious inviting kolsch that will be extremely versatile.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted corn, corn fritters, dried pear, and leaves and straw
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cinnamon roll, watercress, and jicama
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Matzoh Soup, Chicken And Veggie Flatbread, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious inviting kolsch that will be extremely versatile.

The Importer

S & H Independent Premium Brands

The Importer
1792 Wynkoop St, Unit 505
Denver, CO 80202
USA
1 720-398-0755

Their Portfolio

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90 Hofbraü Original Lager 5.1% (Germany)
90 Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 Märzen 5.5% (Germany)
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Kolsch

Beer Glass Stange Gold.jpg
Serve in a Stange
Kölsch is pale straw to pale gold in color and ranges in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers are light-to-medium bodied and have a clean, crisp finish as a result of cooler fermentation temperatures. Subtle fruitiness and a dry, herbal hop-accented finish define these easy drinking ales. Originating in Cologne, Germany, the word kölsch is legally limited to the beers brewed in the city of Cologne. This naming convention is closely followed in European markets, but outside of Europe kölsch style beers may be labeled as simply kölsch. Most examples one will encounter in the US are brewpub draft interpretations produced during the summer months, though some commercial brewers produce a summer ale in the kölsch style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Summertime, Metropolitan Krankshaft Kölsch and Sünner Kölsch.