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Freigeist Ottekolong - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
86
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 07-25-2012)
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4/5  rDev +2%

davemathews68, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

JasonFromLA, Sep 06, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered light grapefruit appearance. Big bubbly head, some lace. A pilsner aroma. Noble hops delivering a light orange citrus flavour. Medium mouthfeel. Decent drinkability. Would be interested in trying this fresh, as likely not in prme condition..Thanks for sharing Radek.

Sammy, Dec 24, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Poured into a stange glass reveals a beautiful hay colored Kolsch, topped by a fluffy white head that billow out of the glass. The body is hazy in appearance, which is to be expected (it is unfiltered afterall). The head slowly recedes, leaving a nice amount of lacing behind.

Aroma:
Very typical Kolsch aroma - light yeast and grain presence with a hint of hop character. A nice, crisp honey flavor rounds out the aroma. Simple, but it works.

Taste:
A very nice, bready malt base lays way to a sublte citrusy hop presence. Its semi-sweet up front and finishes with light bitterness from a slightly grassy hop. Refreshing - exactly as this style should be.

Mouthfeel:
Creamy, smooth, and crisp! Fantastic carbonation and light-bodied. Again, exactly as this style should be.

Overall:
I love the Kolsch style - I brew it often. When it comes to commercial representation of the style, this is the one to get! It's light enough to enjoy multiple on a hot day and it's refreshing as can be. Find it. Buy it. Love it.

alphagnome, Sep 17, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a one litre bottle into a mug- pours a hazy golden color with one finger of head, modest retention and streaks of lacing.

Nose is mild but defined- pale malt base with some accentuating hop notes.

Taste's great! Certainly more bitterness than other examples of the style. Bitterness hits up front followed by some citrus and pepper notes, pale malt graininess, finishes with about even malt and hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is very nice- light body, moderately carbonated. I really like this beer- super easy to drink, doesn't have that low alcohol content lack of flavor, nice hop flavors. Almost tastes like a pils. Would definitely get again.

Hopdaemon39, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

GRG1313, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft in a goblet glass, review from written notes.
Glowing pastel yellow, a thin layer of skim on the surface and a webby collar of lacing hangs around the edges of the glass.

Light barnyard aromas of wild yeast and wet hay, reminiscent of Jolly Pumpkin or Anchorage's Brett forward wild ales. Flavor is lightly tart and grainy, some yeast and fruity white grape traces. Chardonnay, dry floral Brett yeast, dandelions, hay. Crisp and tart, pretty drinkable. Overall an interesting wild twist on the base Kölsch, even if miles away from the traditional style.

emerge077, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

smakawhat, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

MarkJBurch, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that has very good retention properties and took a long time to die down.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grainy malts and grassy hops; a moderate amount of bitterness is also present and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and very dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and the bitterness and dryness also make it quite refreshing. It seems to have a lot more hops compared to other beers in the style and the unfiltered nature makes the taste a bit more complex.

metter98, Sep 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

CptnCraptastic, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

MRsojourner, Jun 22, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +19.4%

NinjaJesus, Oct 11, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Faintly hazed wheat yellow color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is pretty good and plentiful lacing is left.

4.5 S: Big nose on this. Tons of grassiness to the point that it comes off like a funk. Grainy maltiness with a moderate sweetness. Pithy lemony fruitiness. Hay and apple orchard.

4.5 T: Taste is equally impressive. Again grass and hay are the main attractions. Grainy malts with nice neutral sweetnss. Lemon rind. Really tasty.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very creamy and incredibly smooth.

4.5 D: So drinkable that I feel like an ass for only having this one bottle. Really high quality kolsch.

DavoleBomb, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ystazi, May 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

aasher, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

discharmingly, May 02, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured a slightly hazy straw yellow with a dense white head that sank to a thin layer but still left some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malts, grassy hops, light, indistinct fruitiness. I'm not much of a kolsch dirnker, but this was definitely one of the tastiest ones that I've had. Nice pale biscuity malts, grassy hops, as detected in the nose, fruit skins--apple, peach, white grapes. Light body, crisp, tasty, refreshing. Very nice overall, even if it's not totally my style of choice.

Rifugium, Jul 25, 2012
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3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Large, white head. Settles with a dome and leaves lots of webby lace. The liquid is very cloudy, Whitish yellow color.

Sour and mildly earthy. Some pale malt nose. No hop.

Soft, fruity upfront flavor. The sourness is more muted than the smell indicates. Fairly bubbly, but the body is rich. The aftertaste is short and dry.

smcolw, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

AdamPaul, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

gunclubchris, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Thomas_Picton, Aug 26, 2012
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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a cylinder glass. Had a pale yellow color and a hazy texture. There was a big, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A slightly sweet, slightly hoppy aroma. Pretty much what you expect from a kolsch.

T: Tasted of light hops (kind of like a pilsner), a good amount of malt, and a sweet, almost fruity quality. Not quite as sweet as some other beers of this style, but still a refreshing and light flavor.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a silky finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not a bad beer at all. This isn't the best kolsch I've tried, but it is certainly drinkable.

avalon07, Mar 07, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(on tap at Tria Taproom - served in a British-shaped 16 oz pint)

A: apparent chill haze on the pour, clears up a bit... yellow-golden liquid... starts with a fluffy pad of fuzzy foam that takes awhile to drop, never coming close to disappearing, leaving connecting bands of lace in the glass... very nice

S: doughy yeast on the nose, not unlike a Bavarian hefe... subtle floral hops - more a classic "hoppy" hop scent - green, pasture-al

T: uncommonly assertive noble-hoppy for the style - satisyingly herbal-bitter all the way through... delicate flare of honey and caramel in the finish... vaguely sweetish cereal-like malt flavor at its base... white fruity esters are there, just woven into the background

M: lightly frothy and smooth, moderately dry in the finish... it being unfiltered lends more body to an otherwise light, crisp ale

O: what a lovely brew!... undeniably a Kolsch in its overall constitution, however, it very nearly has a British real ale bitter character

Bouleboubier, May 28, 2014
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Freigeist Ottekolong from Braustelle
86 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.