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Freigeist Hoppeditz - Braustelle

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very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website

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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Photo of seand
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark translucent brown, with quite a bit of dense tan head. A healthy layer retains, leaving streaky lacing.

S: Malty caramel sweetness with a touch of smoke.

T: Caramel, a bit of booze, and hoppy notes to finish, again with a touch of smokiness.

M: On the full side of medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, pretty good, and unique. I'd have it again.

seand, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of willjschmidt
4/5  rDev +0.5%

willjschmidt, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of SteeleWright
4/5  rDev +0.5%

SteeleWright, May 22, 2014
Photo of discharmingly
4/5  rDev +0.5%

discharmingly, May 05, 2014
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Thomas_Picton, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

raythealeman, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of guezarka
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

guezarka, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of MRsojourner
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

MRsojourner, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

gueuzeonhigh, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of crnipeter
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle with intriguing artwork on the label and freshness date March 2013, into tulip. Pours clear, coppery-brown body with slight haze to it, topped by creamy, mid-sized stable off-white head that fades to a firm cloth and gets revived with each swirl. Complex and rich aroma of malt with caramel, toasty and melanoidin-like qualities, peppery & earthy hops with slight citrusy notes and esters of dark fruits such as plum that managed to survive the lagering period.
The assertive bitterness of hops - that provide moderate peppery spiciness with a touch of citrus rind - is counterbalanced by malts attenuated enough to pave the way to a dry, everlasting bitter finish with nutty notes and slight astringency. Body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. This is a dark, reach and strong Altibier, undoubtly a Sticke. Yes, I will stick to it.

In short: a rich and complex, bitter yet sweet, spicy Altbier on pair with the best of its kind.

crnipeter, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of GMB
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

GMB, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

xungmound98, Jan 13, 2014
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

NOLANDMAN, May 17, 2013
Photo of Caterwaul
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Caterwaul, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Crumpetsnbeer, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of 12owls
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12owls, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of digita7693
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

digita7693, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of jiffymon
4/5  rDev +0.5%

jiffymon, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

Brutaltruth, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

outdoor7or24, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of JefferyYoung
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

JefferyYoung, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of TheBrk
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

TheBrk, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Vonstein15
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Vonstein15, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of WhiteLight68
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

WhiteLight68, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Matchews
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Matchews, Feb 19, 2014
Freigeist Hoppeditz from Braustelle
89 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.