Freya's Gold - Odin Brewing Company
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
3.38/5 rDev -8.4%
[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...
05-23-2012 19:08:23 | More by KajII
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
04-22-2011 20:35:24 | More by philbertk
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
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
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
Freya's Gold from Odin Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.