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Freigeist Hoppeditz - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
89
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crnipeter on 03-18-2011)
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-22-2014 02:51:21 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Impressive large head that settles in a frothy way, leaving plenty of webby lace. The liquid is ruby, dark amber color. Hard to tell, but it appears to be quite clear.

Plenty of caramel with a touch of sweetness. In the background there's a bit of aluminum to the aroma as well.

Not as sweet as the smell suggests, but the hop has a real presence in the swallow. The malt provides some caramel and lighter brown ale notes. Simply put, it's complex, but drinkable. The body is richer than some alts but not noticeably so. The carbonation is quite muted, making the beer quite full. The aftertaste is a good blend of black pepper (hop) and brown bread toast (malt).

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 23:54:05 | More by smcolw
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Subtly smoked extra hoppy version of a classic "special old ale"

a: Hazy brown color, thick with particulate; poured with a short lived fizzy head.

s: Nutty bread, dark fruit, lots of rich toffee, and a nicely subtle touch of smoke.

t: Rich prunes and toffee are blunted somewhat buy a strong, lightly charred roastiness. The finish is oddly dry with some lingering bitterness.

m: Gently carbonated and maybe a tad thin.

o: The hops at the end were a bit much but this grew on me more and more as I drank it.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 00:21:29 | More by DIM
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours like I'd expect from an Alt or Brown Ale-- satisfying brown-red color with a tight knit head. Laced the glass here and there.

Produced a small nose of hops, toasted malt, hints of coffee.

Flavor was a robust potpourri of hops, toasted malt, as with the nose-- hints of coffee, dusted with caramel comingled with hazel nut flavor.

Finish was a mix of hops bitterness and a slight malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel has a certain zest of effervescence and I can't think of a good term-- maybe "light syrup".

Overall I think this is an enjoyable beer and a worthy example of an Altbier or Sticke.

If you run across this one- grab a bottle. If you like beers with a robust flavor stance you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 23:20:04 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-13-2014 18:33:38 | More by DRBiser
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beergoot

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The pour produced a brownish red body with a thin yet persistent off-white, creamy head; lacing along the glass. Nutty aroma with hints of musk melon and toasted grains; a smidgen of toffee. Toffee and charred brown sugar flavors; hop bitterness showing up midway through the taste and lingering through the finish. Medium bodied; somewhat bubbly on the tongue.

A nice malt-forward beer featuring a toasted, slightly burnt sugar flavor character. A tad weak in the mouthfeel, a little too fizzy, but nothing major in the grand scheme of things. Well-rounded and relatively light, so knocking back a bottle or two would make for a nice session episode. A very nice German ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 22:23:36 | More by beergoot
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -19%

05-23-2014 12:24:43 | More by atrocity
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -19%

05-22-2014 17:54:34 | More by aztraz
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SteeleWright

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-22-2014 12:57:36 | More by SteeleWright
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-09-2014 15:29:19 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(had this at Devil's Den, Philly - tender poured about half into a tulip, I poured the rest)

A: leathery, dark copper liquid, quite cloudy (no indication of bottle re-fermentation)... little-to-no head on the initial pour, subsequent attentive refills revealed a tall, gummy-sticky pad of foam that take a notably good while to drop down... moderate lacing

S: like a sweetish-ginger snap without the spices... toasty-nutty, oatmeal-y... mild sort of golden raisin esters in the background... more than a hint of the rich maltiness to come... faint whisper of alcohol... dried grassy hop aromas

T: rich, toasty, biscuit/cookie-like malt flavors, firm thread of dry-crusted caramel... finishes on the cleaner side, pushed on by an attenuated raisin-fig fruitiness... moderate amount of grassy hop flavors peek out from behind the nutty malts, fair but not assertive bitterness

M: medium-bodied, at the least - leans toward full-bodied... bit of a viscous roll midway, though it fades softly in the finish... fairly weighty altogether, tempered only slightly by a delicate glow of booze

O: pretty solid Sticke... would certainly buy another bottle

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 14:43:51 | More by Bouleboubier
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-05-2014 14:16:36 | More by discharmingly
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-26-2014 01:23:34 | More by Bung
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-04-2014 01:47:38 | More by afsdan
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Vonstein15

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found this 375ml bottle of Doppelsticke Alt yesterday.poured into a tulip glass with a 2 finger beige head with cleared away quickly to a thin layer of beige foam -slight lacing.love the malt smell and I picked some toasted caramel.Mouthfeel is full and refreshing.Will search more of this beautiful style.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 15:50:09 | More by Vonstein15
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-23-2014 19:17:16 | More by davemathews68
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-20-2014 21:16:25 | More by JefferyYoung
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-12-2014 23:52:43 | More by schopenhauerale
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nassstnate

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-01-2014 02:36:19 | More by nassstnate
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-27-2014 01:29:09 | More by KStark
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-24-2014 13:55:03 | More by InspectorBob
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Matchews

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-19-2014 17:40:25 | More by Matchews
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-03-2014 01:29:04 | More by GRG1313
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-02-2014 03:59:52 | More by jwps214
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head which has some retention. The head is a very light and creamy beige which hints at eggshell and malted milk balls while the body is a chestnut brown which shows huge tones of maroon and burgundy when held up to the light.

Nose- Starts off with mild and warm banana. Doesn't show much more than that from the glass but the bottle does show a very strong caramel presence, perhaps even a little bit of honey. Some grain and cereal in the background. Swirling shows a slight whiff of bubblegum.

Taste- Starts with a very malty front that blends brown bread, some toast, banana, and caramel. Some grain and cereal. The prominent malt moves quickly into woody bitterness that builds but does not seer and seems to round out a bit on the finish as a slight sweetness from the malt front returns in the form of a slight maple syrup back. Some pine and resin that blends in with the slightly bitter maple syrup finish. Some spice (think cinnamon and nutmeg, a touch of pepper) that works well with the small amount of heat also on the finish. Lots of cloves start to come out and add to the little bit of burn that this beer has. Some fruitiness in the background as well that ranges from citrus to raisins. Fairly complex with good presence and balance. Definitely an interesting take on the style and pushes it to a different level. Almost an imperial alt? It would say that it's just shy of being a really good beer and that ratings for this beer are pretty close to the mark.

Mouthfeel- A little more than medium bodied with light carbonation that also has some rich creaminess to the texture. Definitely anchors this as a solid beer.

Drinkability- Pretty easy going but the cloves and hops on the finish can be a little annoying. The alcohol does have presence but is not a distraction. 6 bucks a bottle is fine for a taste but I don't think I would get this again. Maybe if I saw it on tap.

Overall- Almost a really good beer. I think the slight burn from spices and woodiness makes this beer come up short but otherwise, it was very enjoyable. I would definitely give this a try. One of the more enjoyable Sticke alts I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 03:59:54 | More by artoolemomo
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Freigeist Hoppeditz from Braustelle
89 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.