The Midweek Drink - Früh Kölsch

Happy half-way-through-the-work-week day! There’s no better feeling than reaching Wednesday and looking over yonder to Thursday and Friday in the not-to-far distance. The good weather, though, does seem to have come and gone, leaving behind a parched land as a reminder of just how hot it was! But have no fear! Bank Holiday Monday will make itself known with the tradition of a total washout…or maybe not, I’m no meteorologist.

So, on this fine Wednesday, I will be reviewing for you an alcohol-free German beer called Früh Kölsch 0.0%.

A brief history of Früh Brewery

The Früh brewery was founded by Peter Joseph Früh in 1904, Cologne, Germany. After his death in 1915, his wife, Gertrud, and two daughters took over the brewery until the death of Gertrud in 1930 which saw Engelbert Rochels take over the brewery.

After the Second World War, the brewery continued to thrive with the introduction of Kölsch in a bottle which allowed everyone to enjoy the beer at home and the expansion of the brewery on the outskirts of Cologne.

Three senses and a beverage

The ingredients used are: Water, Barley Malt and Hops. It is bottled in a 330ml brown glass bottle and has an ABV of 0.0%.

It has a clear, gold colour, low carbonation and a thick white head that dissipates quickly to a thin white band. It has a malty and grainy aroma with a sweet taste to being with, to then, finishing off with a bitter and hoppy dry finish.

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