Freigeist Hoppeditz - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
88
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: crnipeter on 03-18-2011)
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Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Seems too aggressively hoppy for this beer.

Photo of mactrail
2.98/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Color is a ruby red amber with a persistent foam. Smell of vegetables soup. Tangy and quite carbonated in the mouth.

Flavor is butterscotch with dank herbs. I am not convinced that more hops is the answer to making a better Old Ale. Quite bitter aftertaste after sipping for awhile. It's something like a candy-apple artichoke. Mineral taste at the finish with something tarry.

An interesting experiment, but not so pleasant to drink. Overall it's sweet and bitter. From the 500 ml bottle bought at Bine and Vine in San Diego.

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of lillitnn92
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of TheBrk
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Has an english bitter quality to it. Good malty flavor. Not bad.

Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of WhiteLight68
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of popery
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy and auburn, almost maroon, in color. Nice foamy head, somewhere between off-white and tan. A thin but heavy blanket of fine bubbles.

The aroma is heavy on the malt, which is mostly nuttiness and caramel. However, there's also a bit more hops than expected, and frankly, it kinda hurts things for me. The hops are grassy, spicy and earthy, and they sorta cut through the rich maltiness a bit too much. It's an interesting combination, but I wish the malt came through more clearly because it seems interesting and tasty on its own. There's some toasty breadiness, a little stone fruitiness and a touch of cocoa powder in there. The hops are just a bit too assertive against that background.

The taste is moderately sweet and clean with a spicily hop bitter finish. Again, the hop flavor is just a bit drab against the richer and more complex malt. There's more earthy depth in the taste and less fruit. Some sugary rum notes.

Mouthfeel could be a bit fuller. It's just sorta ho hum. I don't mean to harp on the hop issue, but I feel like it cuts through what could have been a richer, rounder feel.

Pretty good beer and certainly an interesting take on the style. I prefer versions from Uerige and High Water, but it's still fun to find another doppelsticke.

Photo of Knapp85
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as an amber color, a creamy looking white head on top. Has a good retention and lacing. The smell of the beer has a surprising smoked aroma to it. The taste of the beer is also quite smokey. The malts add some depth to this beer with the mixture of bitter hops in there also. The mouthfeel of the beer is a little on the heavier side I thought. The carbonation is pretty good too. Overall this beer is pretty good if you enjoy smoked malts, I'm not a huge fan of them but it was still a pretty decent brew.

Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Freigeist Hoppeditz from Braustelle
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.