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Freya's Gold - Odin Brewing Company

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odin Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RedDiamond on 02-28-2010

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Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Curious what this 'great food' is that would supposably go with this brew - I guess I'd have to check their website for that - moving on.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and well bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some random honeycombed lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of crisp, crackery pale malt, raw cereals, fresh hay, dry clover honey, a tame earthy flintiness, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is bready, and still rather crispy grainy pale malt, mild drupe fruit, saltine crackers, subtle floral honey notes, and earthy, grassy hops, with an ethereal wisp of pine astringency.

The carbonation is nice and frothy in its generally supportive nature, the body an adequate middleweight for the style, and plainly smooth, the hops not really in a muckraking mood, and the booze, well, y'know. It finishes dry, dry, dry, the crispy, crackery malt having its 'I'm a star, I really am' moment.

A pretty tasty and engaging new-world Kolsch, with more than a simple nod being paid to the old-world greats. The overall dryness really elevates the genial drinkability, and makes me duly wonder (ok, fantasize) about putting back rounds of these on a nice summer patio. Or, given the chance, in a golden sun-flecked lea, picnic-style - that's MY idea of a great food accompaniment for this one.

Photo of bschinelli
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 05.07.14.

A: Straw yellow. Completely see through. 1/2 finger head.

S: Flower, honey. Sweet smelling.

O: This smelled like a great summer beer. It was way too watery though. Actually, it could be better described as water with a slight sweetness to it. There was very little flavor to it, so it was a drain pour.

Photo of FadetoBock
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PJBeav
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BeerIsTheAnswer
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear golden colored body. Looks amazing.
The aroma is light and floral.
The taste has a mild lemon bitterness at first, grapefruit bittering, mild honey to balance it out, finishes on a bitter note.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable and tasty with a low ABV.

Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Zach122
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Asics
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.4/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

On tap at Chucks. My first exposure to this brewery.

Pouring a clear golden yellow with a dense white head that falls off leaving little lace in my mason jar, this looks fine. The nose, though, is anything but. It brings to mind the Nader Sadek song, Sulfer. A kolsch should have none, but this has a ton. In addition, the malt and hop character are poor. The hops, particularly, are way too low, without the soft bitterness and flavor the beer needs. The malt is rather simple too. This is the same story on the palate. Sulfur, insufficient hops, and over-attenuated, this feels thin, lifeless and watery. A piss-poor interpretation of the style.

Photo of BrienVoll
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of MCDub
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Gaffel Kolsch stange glass.

A real simple but very nice brassy golden/bronze body, clear with some mix of rising cola fast carbonation and slow rising pin head bubbles. White rock head settles nicely and slowly, with some ring like lacing. Very beautiful looking Kolsch.

Nose hits with a nice ripping grain, dry, with a mix of balanced sourness. Light and airy, a little musty also with a hint of earth. Bouquet smells very inviting.

Palate is intensely crispy and dry. So dry that it feels like drinking a bucket of ice. Finish is very grassy hop with a lingering dry bitterness. Malt presence is very hammered down with this finishing almost pine like hop blast, going to earth and grass.

Overall this is not really a bad Kolsch, but it really needs that bready bakery finish of malt to just bring it out.

Photo of Spacechic
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Freya's Gold from Odin Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.