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Freya's Gold - Odin Brewing Company

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Freya's Gold
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45 Ratings
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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, Yesterday at 03:05 AM
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
Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of hreb
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

hreb, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of Adamostella
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Adamostella, May 13, 2012
Photo of ScreamForMe
3.25/5  rDev -11%

ScreamForMe, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Kölsch glass]

The pour was a clear pale gold in color with a huge (3-4 finger) white fluffy head that was mostly diminishing and had some fair sticky lacing.

The aroma was of light grain and straw malts, floral and grassy hops and a funky soapy yeast, and had a hint of spice and a mild citrus (lemon) presence.

The taste had a nice light crisp grainy malt flavor with a very mild, almost undetectable citrus note early on, with the taste becoming mildly bitter and a tad hoppy and having just a bit of spiciness at the end. The flavor lasted a short time proceeding the swallow with a slight mild bitterness left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery texture and a tickly carbonation.

Overall a very nice tasting Kölsch, that had a nice bold flavor with a slightly mild bitterness. This was an extremely enjoyable and satisfying brew for this style...

KajII, May 23, 2012
Photo of philbertk
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Odin Brewing Company--Freya's Gold--Kolsch Style Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. 18 IBU's. (3.5 / 5.0) Huge billowy foamy lacy lasting white head. Clear bright fizzy rich pretty gold color. Very delicate light floral malt ester minimal hop aroma. Thin mild sweet dry crisp slightly CO2 tangy light delicate fruit ester slightly grainy pale malt refreshing body. No sediment. Light herbal hop end. Clean refreshing well made balanced slightly tangy Kolsch Ale. Sampled 4/22/2011. Purchased for $4.29 @ The Ballard Market, Seattle on 4/22/2011.

philbertk, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

mdaschaf, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of MCDub
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MCDub, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

warpedrevolution, May 09, 2014
Photo of Zach122
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Zach122, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Kopfschuss, May 14, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

rolltide8425, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

twelveinches, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Spacechic
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Spacechic, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

KStark, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Asics
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Asics, Jul 28, 2013
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 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 FadetoBock
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

FadetoBock, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of natemort13
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

natemort13, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bumchilly25, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

vermilcj, Oct 13, 2013
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Freya's Gold from Odin Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.