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Freigeist Hoppeditz - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
88
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

fdig23, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
4/5  rDev +0.8%

davemathews68, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle 7,5% abv
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
BB: 06/2012

Appearance: Opaque, medium brown body that shows orange edges when held to the light. A rough pour yields a large, creamy beige head that lasts really well and leaves some good lace.

Smell: Mmmm, stunning nose - I did not expect this to smell so delicious! The initial note is a mixture of citric (distinct marmalade) and spicy (peppery), earthy hops. A light swirl allows the base notes of the beer to be appreciated - dark fruits (plums), sweet caramel and brown sugar. As the beer approaches room temperature a hint of vanilla is also noted

Taste: The flavour is just as delicious as the nose lead me to believe! Again it is quite hoppy with marmalade, orange pith, a herbal character and dank, leafy undergrowth. Peppery spicing, caramel malt and old wood are also noted. Solid, lasting bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate level of smooth carbonation. This beer is surprisingly drinkable, I found my self wanting to gulp it down.

Overall: This is a stunning beer and my all time favorite German brew. I really wish it had been a 750ml bottle!
Highly recommended.

Thehuntmaster, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours hazy toffee brown with some visible ruby red light on the bottom of the glass. There's a creamy, thick white head that retreats slowly. Some nice lacing is left down the side of the glass during consumption. The beer smells of brown bread, caramel, and some woody and earthy hops. There's maybe just a hint of nuttiness. The flavor is about what you would expect from the nose. I get that nice brown bread and caramel maltiness with nutty flavors and those woody and earthy hops providing some balance. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The drinkability is pretty high for a beer beyond 7% ABV. There's a nice mild lingering aftertaste. This is an excellent beer, but only just so.

acevenom, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of seand
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
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
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

willjschmidt, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

SteeleWright, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

discharmingly, May 05, 2014
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Thomas_Picton, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

raythealeman, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of guezarka
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

guezarka, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of MRsojourner
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -1.5%
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.

gueuzeonhigh, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

xungmound98, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of crnipeter
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
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
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

NOLANDMAN, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

GMB, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Caterwaul, Sep 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Crumpetsnbeer, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

digita7693, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of mikeyv35
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

mikeyv35, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12owls, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jiffymon, Sep 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

TheBrk, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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
Freigeist Hoppeditz from Braustelle
88 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.