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Freigeist Hoppeditz - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
89
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

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

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

09-30-2013 17:33:41 | More by jiffymon
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zachd1

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

02-07-2013 15:02:07 | More by zachd1
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

05-22-2014 17:54:34 | More by aztraz
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured from a bottle this alt has a nice white head that has nice tight beaded lacing sitting
atop a reddish brown alt that is hazy and earthy looking. Nose of light charred wood, dark
roasted caramel malts, dark rye bread, and more smoke. Taste is moderately bitter with
rich malts of caramel and rye flavors taking a back seat to subtle smoke and charcoal like
flavors. Very effervescent mouthfeel makes this one very quaffable for being a rather complex
brew with a somewhat coating characteristic. Very nice indeed. Smoke and hops come
through on the aftertaste. Very interesting German outside of the norm.

08-24-2014 19:40:18 | More by Brutaltruth
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

04-26-2014 01:23:34 | More by Bung
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Vonstein15

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

03-25-2014 15:50:09 | More by Vonstein15
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metter98

New York

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%

A: The beer is hazy amber brown in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a stange with a short beige head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down and left some thick lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of smoke, toasted malts and earthy yeast in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is rather malty for the style, but this also very well balanced with and elevated amount hops, the latter of which contributes spicy flavors and a light to moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish. A light amount of smoke is present in the initial taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an enjoyable take on an altbier given its added amounts of malts and hops and the subtle amount of smoke in the aroma and taste.

11-15-2012 03:00:36 | More by metter98
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%

poured from a 1 pint 9oz bottle that has a different picture than the one on BA into a mug

Very light on the aroma of light toasty malts

appearance is a very clear brown mahogany color with a nice off white head that leaves some nice lacing.

initial taste is of caramel and raisins with a slight bit of acidity and finishes fairly dry with a touch of smoke and some bitterness that lingers pleasantly in your mouth

overall this is a very good unique beer that stands tall amongst other alt beers that I've had. does its job as a hangover beer right now going down at 7.5%. would definitely purchase again

01-27-2013 12:33:07 | More by MRsojourner
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +2%

Always like trying a new Freigeist beer.

A: Pours a thick-looking dark brown with a nice light tan head.

S: Smells of honey, oatmeal, slightly floral, sweet dark bread.

T: Taste brings mild earthy bitterness, honeycake, caramelized grain, a bit leafy, molasses, leather, raisins.

M: This beer is pretty damn thick-feeling, with low carbonation. Very chewy.

O: This beer is hearty, to say the least. I like it.

11-10-2013 00:55:20 | More by Etan
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-01-2013 23:32:03 | More by raythealeman
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Matchews

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed dark amber brown color. Two and a half fingers of off-white, frothy/creamy head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Deep caramel, light toffee, moderate toastiness, and grainy malts. Light smokiness to add some complexity. Not too dry, not too sweet. Just right in every way.

4.0 T: Light caramel and toffee. More toastiness with a grainy backbone. Light smoke. Quite tasty, but a little dry for my tastes. In any case, I'm quite enjoying myself as I drink this.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super drinkable and smooth with a light creaminess.

4.0 D: I've been really impressed with this brewery and this beer is no different. Above average throughout.

10-14-2012 00:20:50 | More by DavoleBomb
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aasher

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +2%

This one pours a medium bodied dark raisin brown with a very creamy, two finger beige head. The nose features sweet and somewhat fruity dark malt with a certain creaminess. The flavors are much different. It is malty and does have some dried dark fruit to it but it then goes into a dry, leathery earthiness indicative of only a few old ales. After a few sips I can't help but think this beer drinks like a crazy Irish Dry Stout/Old Ale/Wee Heavy hybrid. It drinks very, very smoothly and is full bodied enough. It drinks somewhat stout and is pretty dry. It isn't boozy by any means but it does drink like a beer of higher alcohol content, hard to explain but it drinks big. Overall this was a spectacular beer and definitely worth a try if you're into old ales, wee heavies, or alt beers.

04-09-2013 02:46:54 | More by aasher
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-27-2013 19:56:30 | More by ilikebeer03
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digita7693

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-11-2013 23:26:09 | More by digita7693
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

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

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

A: Pours a murky dark amber to dark brown in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall frothy beige head that slowly reduces to 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: Moderate to strong aromas of malts - some caramel, some toasty, and some kind of nutty. There are lighter amounts of earthy and spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of caramel and toasted malts with some nuttiness. There is a light to moderate amount of spicy hop bitterness in the finish which fades somewhat quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light amount of creaminess and some slickness in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer, and interesting twist on a traditional altbier but still very good. Easy to drink though a little too high ABV to be sessionable.

10-30-2012 02:56:51 | More by dbrauneis
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%

Pours an off-white creamy bubbly almost 1 finger head that fades pretty slowly with nice lacing, very dark mahogany murky brown color wtih some maroon light streaming through.

Nose brings plenty of sweet reddish candy malts, toasty candy malts, lots of toffee and nutty aromas, caramel and brown sugar galore, creamy candy like little maple creams, light syrupy sweet smell, hint of booze and touch phenols, a hint of a mocha aroma too, into big spicy chewy hops, earthy, mild nougat marshmallow like aroma too.

Taste brings more dark malts, a lot more like a big brown ale, strong ale, or porter than alt, big sweet candy flavors, reddish candy, toffee, little nutty, nice brown sugar and syrupy sugar like, little creamy malt, that brings a bit of a booze warmth and touch phenols. Then into light nougat like sweet syrupy earthy almost root based syrup, etc, and touch of mocha. Then into hops, slight earthy spicy hops, almost chewy, but not super bitter. Finish is fairly bitter, lingering earthy hop, little syrupy sweet sticky like, little candy and caramel toffee lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent fluffy carb, just a bit of warming booze, quite syrupy.

Overall not bad but not what I'm used to for altbiers. Bit too much on the candy syrupy caramel toffee like flavors, decent hops at least, bit too strong ale like.

09-19-2013 18:20:01 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a stem glass, a dark brown liquid, seemingly opaque, but more translucent as it got to the bottom; a creamy tan head retained well and left nice stratified layers of doily lacing. Aroma was very toasty and roasty, nutshells and malts. More of the same in the taste, toasted nuts, roasted malts, light raisins, peppery yeast, generous herbal hops, and a subtle cocoa quality that came out more as the beer warmed; bready and bitter finish. Medium body, though maybe a bit heavier than your "typical" altbier. Very nice overall.

07-25-2012 18:01:50 | More by Rifugium
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dnphoto

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

07-23-2013 03:27:36 | More by dnphoto
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-03-2012 17:20:09 | More by JRod1969
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

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).

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

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-27-2013 13:43:42 | More by mklisz
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Freigeist Hoppeditz from Braustelle
89 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.