A pour from 500 ml of this sophisticated-looking bottle into my Schneider Weisse glass presents a this pale amber liquid whose head goes from big to tiny quickly. Lots and lots of bubbles. The nose gives no warning of the pleasant sourness the taste gives. Graininess that rests on the tongue for enough time to keep you from chugging the drink; Früh Kölsch is a very clean ale, and the first beer I’m enjoying this year. It’s also the first kölsch I’m having, so I have no comparisons to make, but if I didn’t know this was an ale I’d think it was a very fine lager. I’m keeping myself from taking gulping this light bodied beer because it’s so enjoyable and I’d drink this every now and then if it weren’t so costly. What I’d like with Früh Kölsch is a seafood platter.