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Freigeist Abraxxxas - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
86
very good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 16
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of justintcoons
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a stange glass.

Appearance
Really cloudy golden orange with 1 finger of white head.

Nose
Banana, apricot and caramel. Hints at some peach, lactic sourness and smoke.

Taste
Extremely light (lactic) tartness with apricot, lemon and peach. Caramel, pink lady apple, banana and tangy wheat. Finishes with some light fruits and touches of beechwood smoked malt.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, clean, crisp and refreshing. This really cleanses the palate.

Overall
I really expected this to be more sour, so it was a little bit of a let down. It's still a really tasty, nicely balanced and refreshing beer, just not very sour. :(

Photo of Liquoric3
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Trilogy31
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - thanks!

Appearance - Hazy gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, citric/lemons, rust/vinegar

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some some smokey funky flavours. There is also a bit of lemon/citric acid something along the lines of old milk. It ends with a lemony funky aftertaste.

Overall - Holy cow.. I've never had a beer with this much funk. It's got a bit of a 'it's so bad its good' thing going on.. at times I want to drainpour but then I keep going back. Can't say I'd ever drink this again, but interesting to try once.

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of emilylee
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zachd1
1.5/5  rDev -60.7%

Photo of BrewerB
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy medium orange color. Large white head formation with decent retention and some lacing along the glass. Noticeable smoke quality in the initial aromas along with a modest fruitiness. Initially subtle smokiness yielding to a hint of acidity in the middle and grainy malt on the back-end. This acidity picks up as the beer has a chance to warm and more sips are taken. Dry finish with a light amount of lingering smoke. Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Interesting mix of smokey, tart, and fruity flavors along with a persistent grainy malt note. Certainly not brewed to style but a solid beer none the less.

Photo of fbc24
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of oglmcdgl
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of AdamBear
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Photo of thagr81us
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed while attending Cantillon Zwanze Day 2012 at Avenue Pub as a pre-game to the event! Served from tap into a Duvel sampler. Poured a hazy pale golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, smoke, sour, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, toasted malt, smoke, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This brew really had quite a bit of potential. The aroma was about the only letdown here as it was rather weak. I basically had to bury my nose into the beer to pick up on anything. While this was a little bit of a buzzkill, the flavor did recover from this. The toastiness actually went decently with the sour note I picked up on. The smokiness just took it to another level on top of that. A really well done brew that I would definitely take the time to explore again.

Photo of gshackles
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light hazy pale yellow color weisse with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of lactic sour notes with light subtle smoky flavour are quite interesting. Taste is a good mix between some lactic sour notes with some subtle smoky notes which are really not overpowering. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with nice light touch of wheat notes.

Photo of Brabander
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got two of this bottles when i was at the Borefts festival in Bodegraven this year. Had them standing outside in the cold and last sunday wanted to try this beer.

Poured in my struise glass this beer looks quit ok, nothing spectacular. Smell is underwhealming. To be honest not my cup of tea. I had a few sips and then poured it in the sink. Not because the beer was bad but this somkebeer is just not my thing. I would do the same with FouFoune but that beer would go trough the toilet.

So at the end this revieuw is not for people who like rauchbeers, i just didn't!

Photo of gunclubchris
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tobelerone
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a super cool beer geek beer. Really enjoyable smoked berliner that does a lovely job of balancing itself squarely between the complimentary flavors of smoked malt and lemony lacto acidity. Pours lightly hazy pale gold with a smallish head and not much in the way of lacing. Body is medium light and carbonation is medium; overall feel is crisp and refreshing.

Aroma and flavor go hand in hand; there's a lot going on here, with the lemony tartness and smoke, which is certainly present but not overbearing, wheat, spice, pepper, funk all play a lesser, subtler role. A sour rauchbier that stops short of the full smoked sausage effect but should appeal to fans of both styles. Really unique and fun, I quite enjoyed this. Definitely memorable.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, cloudy wheat beer. Nice tall head.

S - A bouquet of smokey, tangy wheat. Cured meat, salty ham, tangy yeast and grainy wheat. A nice start.

T - This beer is acidic and tangy up front with yeasty wheat twang and a smokey side. Tart and bitter with some hop dryness, and a hearty dose of yeast flavor. Berliner-rauch hybrid on the flavor.

M - Medium Bodied, effervescent, clean. A dry smokiness and finish.

O - German craft beer, thats right German craft beer. Certainly not in line with tradition but this one escaped that rule for a pretty good reason.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of larger bubbles, a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The beer starts out with a fairly smokey aroma, kind of like what you get when you are outside of a BBQ joint in the South or Texas - lighter than what you would normally get in a rauchbier. There are lighter notes of tartness towards the finish of the smell.

T: The taste of the smokiness is even less than the aroma would indicate but is well integrated into the overall flavor. There is a moderate amount of tartness as I would expect for the style and the notes of wheat as well.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: I really enjoyed this beer - the combination of the smokey flavors and smells with the tartness of the Berliner Weissbeir is quite complementary (the smokey flavors do not overpower as I had feared they might). Easy to drink even though this is an "Imperial Berliner Weissbier" and the alcohol is still well hidden. I would definitely try another of these.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is unique like no other, so bonus points there. it is a smoked berliner weiss, which as far as i know, hasnt been done too commonly. it pours hazy light brown without much head. a little watery and kind of yellow to. weird. the nose is rauchbier smokey, intense in that way, over the lemon peel acidic bitterness of a normal berliner weiss. an odd fusion of styles for certain. the flavor is overly smoked, dominates the subtle fruit notes. acid and smoke are also strange bedfellows, and im not sure it works. feel works though, maybe a little thin on body, even for the style, and the carbonation isnt as bright as id like it to be. i appreciate the attempt here, but it didnt exactly click in my opinion. the smokey citrus tart beer is an odd blend. worth a try though i suppose, because there is nothing else like it out there.

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of smoke in the nose—it's like the smell from a rauchbier but much more subdued.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat and sourness like you would expect from the style but is also accompanied by interesting subtle flavors of smokiness.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and even though it's an "imperial" Berliner Weissbier coming in at 6% abv, no traces of alcohol are present in the taste. I think that the smoke was very well incorporated into this beer because it's not overpowering and you can still taste the sourness and other flavors in this beer.

Freigeist Abraxxxas from Braustelle
86 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.