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Freigeist Abraxxxas - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
86
very good

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 15
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 yankeej13
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

yankeej13, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of larryi86
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
Photo of Bonis
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Bonis, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

gueuzeonhigh, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev +4.7%

ipc2000, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
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 .

Slatetank, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.93/5  rDev +29.1%
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.

Misanthropy_Sipping, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of MrDave
3/5  rDev -21.5%

MrDave, May 29, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +4.7%

TX-Badger, May 29, 2014
Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Hopmodium, May 26, 2014
Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

mklisz, May 21, 2014
Photo of AndrewScottPentland
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

AndrewScottPentland, May 17, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

MarkyMOD, May 01, 2014
Photo of SteeleWright
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

SteeleWright, May 01, 2014
Photo of MarcWP
4/5  rDev +4.7%

MarcWP, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of canucklehead
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the most original beers I have tasted in awhile. The base of a good hefe , soured and then smoked. The sour notes balance the banana flavours of the Hefe and then the smoke comes through in the finish and the nose. It all works as the balance is there and such the drinkability is maintained. I have never tasted a combination such as this and I applaud German brewers who step outside the tried and true styles that dominate the country.

canucklehead, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of MastaShonuf
2.75/5  rDev -28%

MastaShonuf, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of KVNBGRY
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

KVNBGRY, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Medium orange colored body, very hazy, with a thin white head. Light carbonation and light lacing.

Aroma:
Slight tang of tart fruits and and a light sweetness. All malt, no hop notes to speak of. Overall, this is pretty dull as everything is too muted - requiring a fair amount of effort to pick up the subtle aromas.

Taste:
Tart fruit right off the bat. A bit of orange and peach provides a bit of sweetness, though, not much else to report on, sadly... A bit of peat character on the finish and in the aftertaste, otherwise the smoked character is way too muted.

Mouthfeel:
Light-medium bodied with good carbonation. Goes down easy with a semi-dry finish.

Overall:
Worth adding to your palate but there is not enough smokey character though.

alphagnome, Mar 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

gtermi, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

gillagorilla, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

schmidtmattsays, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Kmat10, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Freigeist Abraxxxas from Braustelle
86 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.