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Freigeist Ottekolong - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-09-2013 00:38:06 | More by aasher
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sneaks2210

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

03-13-2013 01:09:59 | More by sneaks2210
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clemson14

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-12-2013 20:23:35 | More by clemson14
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-04-2013 04:08:34 | More by RochefortChris
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-24-2013 02:26:22 | More by jzlyo
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

09-03-2012 11:26:35 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 00:30:05 | More by nickfl
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-16-2013 18:55:41 | More by Sturmthis
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srgj88

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-01-2014 15:52:10 | More by srgj88
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 02:22:11 | More by smcolw
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 01:48:30 | More by Sammy
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Halcyondays

California

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 02:27:52 | More by Halcyondays
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 17:56:59 | More by Rifugium
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 04:49:12 | More by falloutsnow
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-03-2014 01:27:27 | More by GRG1313
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-03-2013 21:06:46 | More by smakawhat
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-01-2012 01:01:42 | More by gunclubchris
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-28-2013 18:50:07 | More by kaelingirl
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-12-2013 00:29:20 | More by Lovely85
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-25-2013 00:32:33 | More by brotherloco
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celeriac

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-25-2013 02:25:15 | More by celeriac
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-14-2013 18:00:49 | More by rolltide8425
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IndyDad

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-20-2014 01:55:21 | More by IndyDad
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 14:37:25 | More by avalon07
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NardiByNature

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy (unfiltered...) gold with a small white head that settles into a resilient collar. Aroma's faint, but unusual: big sweet honey notes and very musty. The lemon/grassiness expected was in the background. Hops, like this beer, are subtle but satisfying. Honey is prominent in the taste and comfortably proportioned to grassy, spicy hops. Drinkable, so I'm glad there's more in this oversized bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 23:22:05 | More by NardiByNature
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Freigeist Ottekolong from Braustelle
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.