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Freigeist Abraxas - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
87
very good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 15
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 03-15-2010)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-30-2012 04:57:11 | More by djrn2
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-02-2012 05:32:17 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-26-2012 23:20:32 | More by JAHMUR
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

light fizzy fluffy head covering, nice lacing, hazy golden orange

Nose smoke city, smoked cheese, smoldering campfire, little meat, wheat and grainy, toasty.

Taste Smokey, smoked cheese, little smoked meat, little sweet candy, toasty wheat and creamy, mild bitter, hint fruity and touch sour, grainy with little yeasty too, chewy hops. Finish is fairly bitter, creamy, smoke and fruity little tart.

Mouth mild creamy med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:38:21 | More by jlindros
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark green 0.75 litre, capped sparkling wine shaped bottle, given to me by one of the brewers, Sebastian, while at the Pre-ZBF 2010.

Murky, dull orange colour, an old gold look, white collar and a wispy covering. I poured the beer into a 'Kasteel' chalice three times, my Berlinerweiss glass was at home!

Apples, sour cooking apples smell, as the beer warmed a lightly smoked ham aroma started to appear and replace the cooking apples.

Dry, semi-sour, citrus tartness, grapefruit more than lemon sour, a pleasant acidic sharpness and interesting on the tongue.

An outside sunny day beer, not a winters evening robust warmer. A very good Berlinerweiss type beer, I'd forgotten how good they could be.

The 3.8% ABV was a shock, felt a lot stronger and fuller than that, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 20:44:02 | More by BlackHaddock
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into a snifter. The brew pours a golden copper color that displays a faint amount of haze. A finger of white head appears that slowly dissolves to a thin film across the top. A light swirl revives the cap to a half finger and places spots of lacing all over the wall of the glass.

The smell of this brew includes smokey notes of grain that are reminiscent of pete. It carries a light almost camp fire aspect about it that conjures up thoughts of cured meats. The smokey quality is ever-present, but it is not dominating by any means. This is quite an enjoyable aroma. As the brew warms up and it is swirled, it hardly gives up other characteristics to the aroma. However, what it does display includes some minor cheesy aspects, funk and lacto lemony quality.

The taste is tart with some hints of fruity lemon pulp. However, the tartness is immediately contrasted by a flavor of smoke that is quite pete-like. It clings inside the mouth with almost an oily feel that lasts long after each sip. The smoke runs throughout the entire profile but lets the tartness of the brew shine as well from start to finish. While the idea of smoke and tartness might seem like a really strange combination, it really works here.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate to light level of carbonation. The smoke verse tart lemony quality certainly makes for an interesting experience, however I thoroughly enjoyed it. The alcohol is seemingly nonexistent and it is an easy drinking brew. For someone who likes both smoked brews and berliner weisse, this really was enjoyable with a pleasant balance. I wouldn't change anything about this brew except for maybe it's availability. I would love to be able to have this again without having to bother someone from Germany to send me some!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:15:43 | More by stakem
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-04-2014 01:46:50 | More by afsdan
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice - and slightly unusual aroma of wheat, malt, and a smoky quality.

T: Tasted of malt (a decent amount), a bubble gum quality, wheat, salt, and the aforementioned smokiness (this is not an overly powerful element). A well balanced, easy to drink flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, silky finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well made, easy to like, drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 12:09:07 | More by avalon07
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-06-2014 21:48:49 | More by KAF
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-09-2013 00:56:11 | More by aasher
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-27-2014 04:30:16 | More by MSandahl23
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

12-15-2012 02:28:46 | More by brez8791
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2013 21:24:49 | More by kaelingirl
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Backlog review, drank at urwithdave's house, with captainredbeard and gtreid.

A - Pours a rustic golden-apricot hue, and is capped with a persistent wisp of white froth.

S - The nose is lightly tart, almost sulfur-y, and has some very vague medicinal smoky notes, atop of a very wheat-y pale base. Smells interesting; at once strange, and familiar.

T - The flavor offers some tart citric and lactic notes, and has some grainy pale wheat flavor. The smoke is not percieved in flavor. Mild to moderate tartness overall.

M - The feel is very light and yet pert; it has nicer effervescence than most examples in this style.

D - I love Berliners, and this is quite a good one. Though the 'Smoked Berliner' concept sounded crazy, it has only a modicum of smoke character.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 03:19:57 | More by ktrillionaire
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours from the bottle cloudy grainy hazy golden with a one finger white head. Aroma is weird! Smokey wheat and spice, yeast funk. Flavor is fruited smoked bacon, apple, hint of yeast and spice. A smoked brew for sure. Light medium body with plenty of carbonation. Lingering smoke. This is weird. Not bad, but a strange combo of light weisse and dark smoke.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 23:01:12 | More by BMMillsy
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-02-2013 02:17:21 | More by Kopfschuss
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-12-2013 20:01:13 | More by mrebeka
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elNopalero

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The Freigeist Abraxas was a curiosity pick in the rauchbier section (such as it is). A smoked wheat? Intriguing, to say the least.

No date stamp but the bottle looks old. Honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if this one has been sitting around as there are two separate clumps of yeast visible in the bottle but cracking it open it’s clear it still has a lot of life. A vigorous pour gave a cloudy hazy golden straw colored beer with a tremendous cloud of foam atop.

There’s a gentle dusting of smoke on the aroma. It’s light and nuanced, and it delicately compliments the weissbier notes. It’s a welcoming aroma! It’s kinda cool to smell it because it’s unlike anything I could have expected

The flavor is lightly smoked, with a wheaty smoothness. The tartness is dialed down--not a Berliner weiss sort of tartness, with a sweetness on the finish. Light, refreshing, with that great whisper of smoke keeping it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 06:52:53 | More by elNopalero
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2013 00:57:11 | More by Herky21
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-06-2014 06:30:56 | More by Kurmaraja
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a hefe glass. Looks like a normal wheat beer. Aroma is light and not as smoky as expected. The flavor though is very unique. The sourness hits your first, then the smokiness lingers on your palate after you swallow. Very smooth and clean beer. Really enjoyed this one. I love the intermingling of smoke and sour. One of my new favorite styles.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 05:30:49 | More by morebeergood
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-23-2013 13:24:57 | More by DRBiser
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ystazi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-03-2013 22:36:15 | More by ystazi
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-27-2014 01:22:21 | More by DeutschesBier
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-23-2013 17:08:09 | More by jklecko2
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Freigeist Abraxas from Braustelle
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