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Freya's Gold - Odin Brewing Company

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Freya's Gold
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
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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HoppySeb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-09-2014 19:42:05 | More by HoppySeb
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-17-2013 19:41:03 | More by mdaschaf
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hreb

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

22oz bomber, pint glass, cold. Straw yellow with thin white head that rapidly subsides. Big bubbles rising to the surface. Faint skunky / german lager aroma.

Nearly without flavor. Grassy hops. Subtly bitter aftertaste. Well, I *did* just get done mowing the lawn. I don't remember Kölsch being this bland. Oh well, no offensive flavors, and totally drinkable.

07-24-2011 21:23:44 | More by hreb
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -3%

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.

01-16-2014 03:56:39 | More by Fatehunter
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-13-2013 01:22:05 | More by jmccraney
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-07-2012 23:24:52 | More by FalconA
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +16.5%

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a perfect pint glass. Pours pure gold with very light haze and a good 1/4 inch thick head of creamy foam. Active bubbles. Pleasant floral smell. Extremely clean flavorful light bodied taste with a hidden hop that emerges halfway through. Good carbonation. Expertly balanced, light, full on flavor.

07-08-2012 19:36:27 | More by KTCamm
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rfreed

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-31-2014 01:31:40 | More by rfreed
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MCDub

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-04-2013 20:40:20 | More by MCDub
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MisterLucky


4.35/5  rDev +17.9%

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.

08-08-2012 17:25:45 | More by MisterLucky
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hannaho

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-27-2012 16:44:13 | More by hannaho
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

11-04-2012 19:57:11 | More by smakawhat
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

08-08-2012 22:49:14 | More by CookstLiquor
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-09-2014 01:14:53 | More by warpedrevolution
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BeerIsTheAnswer

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-25-2014 04:29:41 | More by BeerIsTheAnswer
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natemort13

California

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours a straw yellow with hints of light gold. White head settles quickly to a cab. Not a ton of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Nose is a little bit of hay, crisp bready malt, hints of grass and caramel.

Taste is bready with a slight metallic feel on the finish. Crisp pilsener malt. More hay. Pairs well with my sushi.

MF is crisp and tingly. Medium light.

Overall this is a decent kolsch, some astringency that needs to be taken care of. Good with light fare.

06-02-2012 02:24:55 | More by natemort13
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ScreamForMe

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-28-2012 22:53:31 | More by ScreamForMe
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-24-2012 00:46:43 | More by bumchilly25
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2012 03:25:40 | More by jaidenjb
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Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-06-2013 15:27:56 | More by Zach122
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.4/5  rDev -35%

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.

03-10-2013 08:15:02 | More by DefenCorps
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-13-2013 03:54:43 | More by vermilcj
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-14-2012 12:19:18 | More by Kopfschuss
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flagmantho

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

Had a pint of this on tap at Hooverville in Seattle.

Appearance: clear, medium golden hue with one finger of foamy white head. Seems a bit darker than a lot of Kölsches I've had, but still pretty nice looking.

Smell: light malt with earthy hops and some unidentifiable fruity-spicy aroma. Not sure what this is supposed to be; not really authentic to a Kölsch but not entirely unpleasant, either.

Taste: dry malty flavor with medium bitterness and earthy hops. The weird aroma I got is not present in the flavor at all. Overall, a pretty solid example of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with medium carbonation. Not bad; it works for me.

Drinkability: light, slightly hoppy, entirely refreshing. I would have this again.

07-15-2010 05:12:04 | More by flagmantho
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Adamostella

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-13-2012 18:01:52 | More by Adamostella
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Freya's Gold from Odin Brewing Company
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