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Freigeist Abraxxxas - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
86
very good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 199
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 04-08-2010)
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WalterKowalski, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

16.9oz bottle at fridge temp poured (mostly) into a big snifter. some left in the bottle to keep the sediment there, because I felt like it today. No bottle code or date that I can find, but the bottle shows sign of wear (banging against other bottles). I'm not entirely sure the beer I'm reviewing under is the beer I'm drinking. My bottle's label doesn't look like the picture. It has the following words:
Freigeist Bierkultur on the neck
Freigeist ABRAxXxAs Smoked Lichtenhainer Weisse on the main label.
If you care, I'll send you a picture of my label.

Pours clear (sediment left in bottle) golden with a genuinely beautiful cream-colored head, soft, silken, wavy surface. Retention is impressive -- seems only to have become denser while typing all of these words. Smell is an odd mixture of sour and bready and slightly smokey.

Taste is lemon tart with odd light smoke character. Slight bitterness. It's interesting.

Mouthfeel is light and pleasant. Overall...not sure what to say. I have little experience with the combination of sour and smokey. It's definitely interesting, and I would say it's well made, but it may not be my style.

snaotheus, Aug 20, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A nice big fluffy and creamy off white head, almost tan to vanilla colored, three fingers tall with even pinhead lacing and a creamed flat top. Body color is a murky yellow to brown, with some dirty peach orange and red in the middle. Very interesting looking brew.

Oh what's that aroma! Oh smoked malts!! nom nom! Beechwood, and light toasted quality. Minimal sense of fruit lemon with the smoke dominating. Controlled and inviting, classic and simple like a good rauchbier.

Palate is real nice. Very mellow sense, and not much going on in the mid palate. Aftertaste loads and build and builds, with smokey flavors. Tangy fruits of lemon and tart apricot come out with hints of tobacco on the finish. Chewy lemon a bit, after the smoke washes away, with a light chewy malt palate.

This beer is ripe, unique, and full of incredible flavor. What a winner.

smakawhat, Jul 25, 2014
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I screwed up and poured this into a weizen glass, at least according to BA, but really, I think it's a good glass for this style.

The weizen glass does a good job of accommodating the big, foamy white head and considerable lace. The cloudy, orange-hued liquid seems well-suited to the glass too.

Aroma-wise, this beer is smoky, ham-like, and even a bit either lactic or buttery. I'm no expert so I can't tell which I'm smelling. There's a sweet quality on the nose and almost nothing to suggest tartness.

Smokiness dominates the flavor as well, which is not necessarily a bad thing. There's again some ham present, some wheat, and a slightly tart flavor.

This beer is light and refreshing, heavy on the smoke, and wheaty on the finish. I'd say the tartness of a berliner weisse is absent here, so that's a bit of a strike against it. Otherwise, it's an enjoyable beer for summer months.

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4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass

A- A clear light copper color with a dense two finger white head.

S- Slightly smoky wood, tart citrus, sour apples, some wheat.

T- Tart green apples, tart lemons/citrus, smoky finish, some wheat, sour and smoky actually work very well together.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A tasty unique beer, definitely will try this again!

larryi86, Jun 30, 2014
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Freigeist Abraxxxas from Braustelle
86 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.