Freigeist Abraxxxas | Braustelle

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Braustelle
Germany
braustelle.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 04-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
280
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
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Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint bottle, poured into a shaker pint at ~50 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a deeply cloudy straw gold, and forms virtually no head. What head does form is white bubbles, which vanish completely in short order.

Smell: Deliciously smoky, all charred wood over a base of semi-sweet wheat malt and some vague hints of light fruit.

Taste: Hardwood smoke and ash colors the entire tasting experience, overlaying the rest of the flavor profile with shades of fire and char. Beneath the smoke, a light wheat malt base forms a somewhat crackery-toasty backbone, amidst which notes of salt, white grape, pear, apple bark, and something akin to bell pepper swirl by. At the finish, the smoke recedes just enough to allow a brief burst of concentrated salt and black pepper through, ere settling into a wood smoke aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Just this side of completely flat, with an almost oily creamy weight that breaks down towards watery at the very end of each sip.

Overall: A delightful smoked light wheat beer, with just a hint of mineral saltiness. I approve, and will repeat.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Church Key during their Night of the Living Ales. Served in a small snifter. $3 for a 4oz pour. 3.25

A - Clear golden yellow with a thin white head. 3.75

S – Like a fireplace. 3.75

T - Plenty smoky. 3.25

MF - Medium light, dry, effervescent. 3.75

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana/clove, wood smoke, salt, wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and smoke/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bready/smoked malt, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana/clove, wood smoke, salt, wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and smoke/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness and tangy wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana/clove, wood smoke, wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, and herbal/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready/smoked malt, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/tartness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly saline mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice smoked wheat beer style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of bready/smoked malts, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This was not lactic sour at all as I would expect for the labeled style, but it is a very enjoyable offering as a smoked weizen style.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

my label also does not match the photo posted. smoked lichtenhainer weisse. bottle shows quite a bit of wear on the glass. pours golden and hazy with no head. very little carbonation. still pretty good. it has a nice smoke flavor.

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Photo of joeroma5
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Abraxxxas has a medium, cream-colored head, a very cloudy, unfiltered, golden appearance, and heavy lacing left behind. When the bottom caked sediment is swished and poured in, a gray cloud descends into the beer. Aroma is of mild smoke and pungent "beer aroma". Taste is of maraschino cherries, smoked malt, wheat, honey wheat bread, and no alcohol or bitterness. Some sourness is evident, but only in a sourdough way, so one would NOT think of this, I think, as a typical sour beer. Mouthfeel is medium, and Abraxxxas finishes semi-dry and easy drinking. Quite the interesting beer, this.

RJT

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Photo of LanceH
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/1/2015 at Armsby Abbey, in Worcester, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains smoke, pepper, light caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of smoke up front. Then some tart citrus flavor comes in. The malt character is thin but hearty for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is an interesting combination of tartness and smokiness.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty and very complex, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for something a bit different.

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Photo of tigg924
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste is deep smoke, honey, wheat and peach. Saltiness becomes more prominent as the beer warms. The beer starts with a nice and smoky sensation followed by salt and fruit. Unlike any other beer that I have had, this one stands out. I will pick this one again.

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Photo of Tim725
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Naked_Batman
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$5.99 for a 1 pint .9 fl oz bottle

A Sediment noted on the bottom of the bottle. Pours a Hazy, deep amber, with minimal head that dissipates after a few seconds.

S: smokey malt, campfire, slight pine, mild fruity yeast, smoke is the most prominent flavor

T: again, definitely smoky upfront but it gives way to a delicate malty sweetness blended with a faint tartness. pleasant smokey aftertaste that lingers.

M: medium, plenty of carbonation

O: Definitely an interesting brew. The smoke is noticeable but pleasant and is reminiscent of something that might have been brewed on a farm back in the day. The slight tartness is refreshing and is not overwhelming and is balanced by just enough malty sweetness. Although smoke and tartness are not two things that I would put together it seems to work with this beer. Give it a shot if you can find it. I could have done with a little bit more of a head, but aside from that the carbonation was on point and it was a very tasty beer.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2.93/5: Cool idea, but a bit too barnyard-y in the wrong ways

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town.

Hazy yellow body with a white cap. Smoke, campfire, wheat, sunshine. Light to medium body. Quite tasty.

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Photo of valianes
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
1.83/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very strange beer, it has some pear juice in it, apparently. Sour taste with smoke aroma in the background. Not recommended, unless you are a big fan of sour beers.

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Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is smoked malts, tart/sour fruit and a big hint of acidity. The flavor is smoked malts, tart/sour fruit and an almost milk-like acidity in the finish.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Freigeist Abraxxxas from Braustelle
3.8 out of 5 based on 280 ratings.
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