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Freigeist Abraxxxas - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
86
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 16
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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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
Photo of gtermi
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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

gillagorilla, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of schmidtmattsays
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
Photo of cbnz
4/5  rDev +4.7%

cbnz, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +4.7%

schopenhauerale, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

tectactoe, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of baakabak
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber with the thinnest of heads.

Scent is hay,citrus, and damp earth.

Tart citrus and sourdough bread followed by grain and grass. Mineral and faint smoke finish.

Thin mouth with low carbonation.

Really great all around. Not nearly as much smoke presence as I'd expected, but far more complex. Well balanced and very easy drinking.

baakabak, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of m0unds
4/5  rDev +4.7%

m0unds, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

GRG1313, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Rosstheboss
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Rosstheboss, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of DrewZ926
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

DrewZ926, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DerekMorgan, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

threedaggers, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Footed Flute glass. Pale brass, foggy appearance. White froth, close crown. Fairly good retention. Lasting thin layer on top. Gentle acidic at first -wine like- followed by slight sugar & bready notes. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation but funny palate. Oily texture. Citric astringency in the middle rounded by sour fruity notes - green pears & apples. Low bitterness. Long acidic finish & subtle hops on the aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

GONZALOYANNA, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

cjgator3, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of humulusphile
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

humulusphile, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a dim, hazy orange. Even an aggressive, downward pour brings forth only a light, white head that has almost no core, only a crown of outer bubbles.

S-I may have served this initially too cold. Aroma is muted. I do get smoke. Not tart, smells like a smoky Hefe. Belgian spice.

T-The flavor is also tame in tartness but it's there. The smokiness really complicates the flavor. It works during some sips but falls apart during others. Like a smoky, tart apple juice with spices. Finishes with a dried wheat flavor.

M-Bigger and fuller than most Berliners. Finishes surprisingly clean. Carbonation is pretty mellow.

O/D-Interesting. Never had a "Smoked Lichtenhainer Weisse". I dare say, I would take another stab at this interesting brew.

VelvetExtract, Dec 06, 2013
Freigeist Abraxxxas from Braustelle
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.