Freigeist Abraxas | Braustelle

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Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BlackHaddock on 03-15-2010

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 76
Reviews by mverity:
Photo of mverity
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Redlight Redlight. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange with a good amount of tight, white head that held about 30 seconds before fading into a thin collar. Good lacing. A weird kind of funk to the aroma of this beer, almost like a spoiled cheese. I also get some orangey citrus and dry grass. Taste is very similar. The citrus up front, the grass in the middle, and the bleu cheese funk throughout. Nice carbonation, medium to high; and a nice medium-light body.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of tednkelly
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%

A seemingly odd combination of rauchbier and Berliner Weisse, but it works fairly well. Tart and smokey elements mix together well thanks to a restrained use of smoked grains. Time for other brewers to revive this old style brew.

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Photo of Tilly
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting. My bottle calls it a "smoked lichtenhainer wiesse". 6%? First impression was Gose. Turns out it is?
Hazy honey out with quick dissipating white head.
Fruit, lemon, malt and yeast aroma. Sour yeast and smokey.
Complexed tastes of lemon juice, malt, yeast and smoke.
Mouth feel is sour of course and smokey. Nicely carbonated.
Don't care if this is a Wiessen or Gose, worth trying.

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Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of cyrushire
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlisuk
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow, very little head and light carbonation. Unexpected smokiness on such a light beer. Smoke and wheat dominate, along with funk. Not much on the nose. I like the flavors, but I am not particularly fond of the way it coats my tongue. Mild, but long lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of liquorpig
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of NickBeery
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark green 0.75 litre, capped sparkling wine shaped bottle, given to me by one of the brewers, Sebastian, while at the Pre-ZBF 2010.

Murky, dull orange colour, an old gold look, white collar and a wispy covering. I poured the beer into a 'Kasteel' chalice three times, my Berlinerweiss glass was at home!

Apples, sour cooking apples smell, as the beer warmed a lightly smoked ham aroma started to appear and replace the cooking apples.

Dry, semi-sour, citrus tartness, grapefruit more than lemon sour, a pleasant acidic sharpness and interesting on the tongue.

An outside sunny day beer, not a winters evening robust warmer. A very good Berlinerweiss type beer, I'd forgotten how good they could be.

The 3.8% ABV was a shock, felt a lot stronger and fuller than that, very drinkable.

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Photo of BdM
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of straightlambic
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ystazi
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of silverking
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very intriguing. I wasn't really sure what I was getting into when I purchased this. It's a slightly smokey, slightly sour wheat ale. I wasn't expecting this to be a gose. Oh well, it was enjoyable. I probably won't purchase it again. It's worth trying simply because it is so unique.

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Photo of kaufmaal
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of DangerDawg
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

light fizzy fluffy head covering, nice lacing, hazy golden orange

Nose smoke city, smoked cheese, smoldering campfire, little meat, wheat and grainy, toasty.

Taste Smokey, smoked cheese, little smoked meat, little sweet candy, toasty wheat and creamy, mild bitter, hint fruity and touch sour, grainy with little yeasty too, chewy hops. Finish is fairly bitter, creamy, smoke and fruity little tart.

Mouth mild creamy med bod, nice fluffy carb.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jwswigs
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong smoke, alcohol, strong wheat, yeast, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Tastes of strong smoke, alcohol, strong wheat, yeast, slight pale malt, hint of hop, and slight bacterial funk. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, and blend; the smoke is a great addition.

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Freigeist Abraxas from Braustelle
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