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Freigeist Hoppeditz | Braustelle

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Braustelle
Germany
braustelle.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by crnipeter on 03-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
122
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle with label indicating "Freigeist Hoppeditz: Doppelsticke Alt". 7.5% ABV

Slightly hazy, dark reddish-brown body is covered by a modest size but quite durable tan head.

Both hops and medium malts appear in the aroma, along with a hint of smoke.

Flavor: strong for a German beer or an alt, with 'extra' malt and hops in good balance. Interesting finish has a moment of sweetness then rapidly turns bitter, but only hits a nice mild bitterness that lingers on in the lightly smokey aftertaste.

Excellent medium, smooth and relatively lively body.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy brown color with beige head that goes away completely. Aroma seems kind of yeasty with some dark malts, like a belgian dark ale. Taste is on the bitter side but also a bit sour. Aftertaste is hoppy bitter. Medium body with light carbonation. Not really my style of beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from a bottle this alt has a nice white head that has nice tight beaded lacing sitting
atop a reddish brown alt that is hazy and earthy looking. Nose of light charred wood, dark
roasted caramel malts, dark rye bread, and more smoke. Taste is moderately bitter with
rich malts of caramel and rye flavors taking a back seat to subtle smoke and charcoal like
flavors. Very effervescent mouthfeel makes this one very quaffable for being a rather complex
brew with a somewhat coating characteristic. Very nice indeed. Smoke and hops come
through on the aftertaste. Very interesting German outside of the norm.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vonstein15
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found this 375ml bottle of Doppelsticke Alt yesterday.poured into a tulip glass with a 2 finger beige head with cleared away quickly to a thin layer of beige foam -slight lacing.love the malt smell and I picked some toasted caramel.Mouthfeel is full and refreshing.Will search more of this beautiful style.

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

Deep dark chestnut red, nearly mahogany brown colored but far more red than brown for the body appearance. Creamy somewhat but bubbly two finger light tan head, and good thick ring like lacing. Great looking beer in this glass.

Not your usual alt on the aroma. Caramel and thicker toffee notes, more so of a sweet raisin quality. Hop sensing herbal tones and some bit of spicy quality too. Real nice aroma, and a touch of dryness but also some thick malt classic doppel sweetness.

Delicious simple palate. Light caramel tones, and mild sweetness but manages a bit of doppel warmth in the mid palate. Hop and grain forward mix of dry earth and herbs. Airy and flour dry almost finish, with spicy tones of clove and some tannic nutty heat as well. Mild sensing fruit, less sweet than expected and a bit of lost raisin in favor of red berried fruit slightly.

An interesting take on an alt, with some good fruity tones and in between doppel like flavors. Nicely made brew.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy amber brown in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a stange with a short beige head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down and left some thick lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of smoke, toasted malts and earthy yeast in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is rather malty for the style, but this also very well balanced with and elevated amount hops, the latter of which contributes spicy flavors and a light to moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish. A light amount of smoke is present in the initial taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an enjoyable take on an altbier given its added amounts of malts and hops and the subtle amount of smoke in the aroma and taste.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Freigeist Hoppeditz from Braustelle
3.85 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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