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Freigeist Ottekolong - Braustelle

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very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

A lightly malty aroma with a bit of herbal hops. Herbal hops and some musty malt character up front, finishes with more of the same character and a touch of yeasty character. Seems like it may be a bit past its prime and the point of an unfiltered kolsch may have been lost in this case.

nickfl, Oct 12, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -10.2%

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
Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%

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
Photo of Halcyondays
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a light gold, hazy, looks a lot like a witbier. Fizzy yet frothy white head, some lace.

S: Grassy hops, some nice minerality and bready malt character.

T: Tastes a lot like a keller. Big minerality, rocks, sourdough bread, grassy spicy hops.

M: Crisp, frothy, soft carbonation, light-bodied, a refreshing effort.

O: The flavour is good, though not a lot of complexity to the overall beer. I liked the unfiltered feel, and I would be quite interested in seeing how this compares to a fresh draft in Germany.

Halcyondays, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

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
Photo of falloutsnow
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

From: The Andersons, Columbus, OH
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Ottekolong is a very good and expressive Kolsch, about as much so as the style can get without starting to become a hybrid with something else (hoppy kolsch, imperial kolsch, etc). The flavors focus on a light sweetness and graininess from the malts, along with a modest German hop character that is pleasantly herbal, woodsy, and bitter. I would get this again, if the price tag weren't $4 for a bottle of a fairly low alcohol, mild flavor beer.

Beer pours a 1cm tall head of fairly clean, white foam that has average retention of about one minute. The head fades to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass and some small islands of wispy foam lingering atop the body. Lacing is present, though modest, a sparse mix of dots and lines clinging to the walls of the glass. The body is colored a hazy (60-70% opacity) yellow, with light bringing out a more brilliant, but pale, yellow-orange hue.

Aroma is of biscuit-like and grainy-sweet malts with moderate German hops, which lend an herbal, woodsy, and lightly spicy bite. Somewhat simple, but surprisingly pleasant and light, good for this warm, humid evening.

Front of palate is of grainy and sweet pale malts with a touch of biscuit, yeast, and slightly flowery and herbal German hops. Mid-palate is of grainy pale malt with hints of biscuit, slightly grape-like, and notable, though mild, German hops that contribute a light herbal and woodsy character. Back of palate is of smooth pale malts, moderate grape esters, and moderate German hop bitterness. Aftertaste is of pleasing, moderate hop bitterness with a lightly grainy and slightly grape-like palt malt base.

Beer is medium-light in body, with medium-low levels of carbonation, resulting in a smooth mouthfeel that is slightly foamy, perhaps a bit stagnant and watery. Closes dry, with light stickiness remaining on the palate and lips.

falloutsnow, Jun 28, 2013
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Freigeist Ottekolong from Braustelle
87 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.