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Freigeist Abraxxxas - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
86
very good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 188
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-cloudy gold with a sticky white head

S-smoky tartness. Very odd but awesome. Green apples. Medium strength

T-comes in with a weirdly awesome flavor of sour apples and smoke. It's a great flavor with a nice matching after-taste.

M-dry medium carbonation with a watery finish

O-points for uniqueness. It is drinkable, though maybe not as much as other German sours. I recommend anyone to try this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 02:26:26 | More by AdamBear
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-27-2014 00:50:09 | More by DrBier
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-25-2014 03:19:47 | More by kvgomps
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 01:36:47 | More by smakawhat
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-24-2014 18:21:25 | More by MarkJBurch
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-22-2014 15:28:51 | More by Wally1912
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 04:26:56 | More by ONovoMexicano
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rodeonexis

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-17-2014 22:35:35 | More by rodeonexis
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DNICE555

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-16-2014 23:44:21 | More by DNICE555
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wieshefe17

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-14-2014 03:45:25 | More by wieshefe17
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-12-2014 17:41:58 | More by tykechandler
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IronTom

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-10-2014 00:34:43 | More by IronTom
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Flashyspoons

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-05-2014 21:15:37 | More by Flashyspoons
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yankeej13

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-02-2014 11:18:38 | More by yankeej13
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larryi86

Delaware

4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 22:30:37 | More by larryi86
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Bonis

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light orange in color, slightly hazy. Small head quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma is wheat, grass, a slight sour citrus note. Flavor is tart yeast and smoke at first. Grains intertwine with the sourness... very appealing. A slight smoky saltiness sits on the tongue on the aftertaste. This beer is a treat to the taste buds. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a very good beer and unlike anything I've ever had up to this point. Recommended to fans of Berliners and rauchbiers.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 00:17:21 | More by Bonis
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a translucent straw color with a small short lived white tight knit head.
Little if any nose.
This beer surprised me a little-- in that I wouldn't have called it a Weissbier.
My example provided a tart green apples like flavor temped with hops bitterness.
There's a hair of smoke flavor in the mix-- nothing like the Shenkrala Rauchbiers-- in this case it's just a small teensy weensy hint of smoke.
The beer has a very light and thin flavor profile. It's satisfying on a nice summer's day-- but not what you'd want to quaff when the snow flies and the fire's crackling. I think it might be quite refreshing served chilled a little.

Finish is short lived yet ends by dissipating into a thin or perhaps water like demeanor leaving behind the echoes of the tart flavor that the beer began with.

Overall this is a light bodied, tangy weissbier. I'm not rooting around for my bullhorn to let the neighborhood know about my great find. If you stumble across it at the packie and you feel like trying something new-- grab a bottle. I just wouldn't seek it out over another favorite Weiss or Lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 00:25:15 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-10-2014 04:08:05 | More by ipc2000
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury Vermont, poured chilled from the 500ml bottle into a tulip stemmed glass.

The color is deep amber and clear like honey with 2 fingers of frothy white head with stringy lace pattern and small bead. The smell is great with lots of smokey aroma and earthy odor with light sweetness in the malt aromatics with subtle yeast ester and w/ mild bready element.The feel is tangy with moderately full smoke texture and dry malt effect with medium high carbonation and gentle nutty woody feel with dry and tangy finish.

The flavor is very interesting and has lots of malt complexity yet only light sweetness more earhty and high smoke presence with aromatics of wood in the taste and not charred or overly heavy like a briquette -or campfire smokiness, a very well integrated smoke in the malt which has a nice caramel accent which adds to the yeast flavor with tangy taste yet there is a mild herbal quality with dry toasty layers of wood in the finish. Overall I loved this -I think it is great since it combineds some of the elements of a sour wheat with a smoked beer in a way that enhances the blend with sour-dough bread with smoked grain kind of complexity and it is just excellent with lots of interesting and complex elements that work well together. I recommend this .

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 14:01:25 | More by Slatetank
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

4.93/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought the dopplesticke and shared it with a friend some months ago and was pretty impressed. Couldn't pass this up when I saw it because I believe the first beer I reviewed was in a very close style... a smoked sour wheat. I'm hoping this meets more expectations than the other one I've had.

Pours a rich honey orange colour, a bit hazy. The head is fluffy and slightly off white, it dissipates relatively quickly but hangs around as a thin sheet. Looks nice, the colour gives me some hopes of a bit of richer maltiness with this sour wheat.

The smell is rather unusual. It is a bit soapy smelling, but not off-putting. I can catch hints of smoke, definitely the beechwood smoke common in those lovely German rauchbiers. There is this oddly citrusy, lemon and orange, cookie dough smell going on... with vanilla. The smell is a whirl of interest, at first it was hard to tell if it was good or what was going on. I think it is just that I've never smelled all these things combined. But a few more smells and it actually becomes rather appealing.

The taste! Glory! Success! This is what I was hoping for years ago when I saw that smoked sour wheat. But this nails it with my hopes and dreams. It comes in light and crisp, you get that gentle wheat beer in the beginning. The sweet orange and lemon gradually come on and then this delicate vanilla as it lingers toward some char and smoke that is reminiscent of smoked meats and then it sours up. Really pinching at the back of the tongue and cheeks nicely. It ends with a residual smoke and sour citrus note with a hint of piney/herbal hoppyness.

Mouthfeel is really great. It hits several cords really well for me in this order: crisp, smooth maltiness, sour, dry. The malt is not to heavy nor is it to light. More robust than most sour wheat beers from Germany. But it adds great intrigue and gives the beer the perfect character among the sour tones and the light beginning.

Overall I am really impressed! This is a great beer. It is not hugely smokey, or aggressively sour. Just very even and refined and full of delicate notes that are plentiful and tasty. I'm buying more of this beer, no questions asked.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 03:22:35 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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MrDave

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-29-2014 14:03:21 | More by MrDave
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-26-2014 01:37:10 | More by Hopmodium
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-21-2014 12:57:29 | More by mklisz
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-17-2014 07:00:12 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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Freigeist Abraxxxas from Braustelle
86 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.