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Freigeist Hoppeditz - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
88
very good

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 33
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Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, smoke, caramel, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, earth, smoke, caramel, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting mix of toast, smoke, and hop qualities that work slightly better in the smell in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Date: 08/30/14
Vintage: 2012
Type: 500ml. Bottle
Glass: East End Tulip

* Finally found this long-time want at a bottle shop in Waterbury, VT while on vacation w/ the family. Sampled next to Long Trail Double Bag which made me appreciate how perfectly refined this true German Doppelsticke Alt was even more.

Pours a crystal clear brown mahogany in color w/ ruby highlights w/ a 1/4 finger off white head that quickly leaves medium lacing on the glass and dissipates to a ring. Aromas of deep raisin, caramel, plum, and toffee over top bread, basement must, and German yeast. The taste was of the aroma which translated to rich raisin, plum, caramel and toffee up front leading into a touch of tobacco and mustiness, and closed w/ herbal hop bite and some smoke. Medium bodied and lush, but finished dry and clean like it should. You could literally drink this all day as the alcohol was not even detectable and like a true Alt it does not sit heavy. Might I say this is sessionable despite the higher end ABV.

Well..., the Nazi Panzer tank just rolled over Double Bag like it was a modest pothole! Hail to the authentic German Doppelsticke! This is the second best Doppelsticke Alt I have ever had next to only the mighty Uerige Doppelsticke, the brewery and beer that created the style. Uerige Doppelsticke and this beer are the reason I practice brewing Alts, if I could ever brew one that tasted all the lines of these I would consider myself blessed.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle with label indicating "Freigeist Hoppeditz: Doppelsticke Alt". 7.5% ABV

Slightly hazy, dark reddish-brown body is covered by a modest size but quite durable tan head.

Both hops and medium malts appear in the aroma, along with a hint of smoke.

Flavor: strong for a German beer or an alt, with 'extra' malt and hops in good balance. Interesting finish has a moment of sweetness then rapidly turns bitter, but only hits a nice mild bitterness that lingers on in the lightly smokey aftertaste.

Excellent medium, smooth and relatively lively body.

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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 -4.3%

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Freigeist Hoppeditz from Braustelle
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.