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Freya's Gold - Odin Brewing Company

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Freya's Gold
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83
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
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:
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(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 02-28-2010)
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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a straw yellow color with good carbonation and a small white head

S: Smelled of grains, floral hints and lighter hops

T: Starts out with a sweet crispness, some butter, grains, light hops, floral and citrus

M: Lighter bodied with almost a buttery feel, not as crisp as the draft version I had but still good

D: Very good, low abv lets you drink several and its tasty so why not?

Photo of mdaschaf
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 rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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 twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RedDiamond
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odin detours the kölsch style away from its more traditional dry qualities in favor of a defining residual sweetness. The beer is uncommonly pale sunshine yellow with filtered clarity and a beaming white head. Fruitbowl aromas emerge with a note or two of sulfur - enough to define Freya as a kölsch even with one's eyes closed. It is clean finishing with a light sweetness hinting at ginger. A refreshing summer beer and ideal food companion.

Photo of canucklehead
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First beer from this brewer and by the freshness of the nose it must have come straight from the brewery ( Their beers have only showed up in Vancouver in the last week). I love the fresh brewery smell that stayed till the last drop. The fresh hop notes and the citrus flavours really showed off how great this style can be for session drinking. I will buy other beers from Odin on the basis of how they treated a underappreciated style.

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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 Adamostella
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of KTCamm
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tbeq00
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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...

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Freya's Gold from Odin Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.