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Freya's Gold - Odin Brewing Company

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Freya's Gold
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 02-28-2010)
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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.

WAbeerfiend, Tuesday at 03:05 AM
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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

FadetoBock, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

rfreed, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

PJBeav, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

warpedrevolution, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

BeerIsTheAnswer, Mar 25, 2014
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.

Fatehunter, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tbeq00, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mdaschaf, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

vermilcj, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Zach122, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

NickThePyro, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

powdersoldier, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Asics, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jmccraney, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

KStark, Jun 13, 2013
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.

DefenCorps, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

BrienVoll, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MCDub, Jan 04, 2013
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.

smakawhat, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Spacechic
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Spacechic, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of CookstLiquor
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a bright straw gold colour. The nose has lots of cereal grain notes and subtle fruit. On the palate, this is about as refreshing, crisp and well-balanced as a beer can get. It's the ale equivalent to a Czech pils. It's clean, with a bit of cereal/biscuit notes, and a pleasant lingering hoppiness. With a low ABV, you could drink this all summer.

CookstLiquor, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of MisterLucky
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I should start by mentioning I had this beer onsite at the Brewery in the South Park business park neighborhood of Seattle. Give Odin a call and make an appointment and confirm it day of, they're happy to have visitors, but their schedules vary. There's no formal tasting room anymore, but we managed to show up on a Friday afternoon and meet some of the brewers, had a taste of everything and the usual tour, I say "usual" not because it wasn't cool, just because once you've seen one commercial brewing vat you've seen most of them. Their bottling machine looks like a science project.

Ok, the beer:

Freya's Gold is Kolsch Style Ale. What does that mean? In basic English it means they put some Pacific Northwest touches on the classic Kolsch.

Plenty of people have reasons they wouldn't like this beer, but in context, it's the middle of summer and I was looking for a good, lighter, session beer. This was perfect. I actually liked the subtlety of Freya's Gold. I got from the first hit of malt and citrus notes of the middle through a clean, crisp, "almost hoppy" finish without ever feeling like it wasn't summer. It's exactly what I want in the sun for an afternoon grilling session. How long does that sun last in Seattle? I'm hoping for at least another week.

MisterLucky, Aug 08, 2012
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Freya's Gold from Odin Brewing Company
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