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:
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Added by crnipeter on 03-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle with intriguing artwork on the label and freshness date March 2013, into tulip. Pours clear, coppery-brown body with slight haze to it, topped by creamy, mid-sized stable off-white head that fades to a firm cloth and gets revived with each swirl. Complex and rich aroma of malt with caramel, toasty and melanoidin-like qualities, peppery & earthy hops with slight citrusy notes and esters of dark fruits such as plum that managed to survive the lagering period.
The assertive bitterness of hops - that provide moderate peppery spiciness with a touch of citrus rind - is counterbalanced by malts attenuated enough to pave the way to a dry, everlasting bitter finish with nutty notes and slight astringency. Body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. This is a dark, reach and strong Altibier, undoubtly a Sticke. Yes, I will stick to it.

In short: a rich and complex, bitter yet sweet, spicy Altbier on pair with the best of its kind.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle 7,5% abv
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
BB: 06/2012

Appearance: Opaque, medium brown body that shows orange edges when held to the light. A rough pour yields a large, creamy beige head that lasts really well and leaves some good lace.

Smell: Mmmm, stunning nose - I did not expect this to smell so delicious! The initial note is a mixture of citric (distinct marmalade) and spicy (peppery), earthy hops. A light swirl allows the base notes of the beer to be appreciated - dark fruits (plums), sweet caramel and brown sugar. As the beer approaches room temperature a hint of vanilla is also noted

Taste: The flavour is just as delicious as the nose lead me to believe! Again it is quite hoppy with marmalade, orange pith, a herbal character and dank, leafy undergrowth. Peppery spicing, caramel malt and old wood are also noted. Solid, lasting bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate level of smooth carbonation. This beer is surprisingly drinkable, I found my self wanting to gulp it down.

Overall: This is a stunning beer and my all time favorite German brew. I really wish it had been a 750ml bottle!
Highly recommended.

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Date: 08/30/14
Vintage: 2012
Type: 500ml. Bottle
Glass: East End Tulip

* Finally found this long-time want at a bottle shop in Waterbury, VT while on vacation w/ the family. Sampled next to Long Trail Double Bag which made me appreciate how perfectly refined this true German Doppelsticke Alt was even more.

Pours a crystal clear brown mahogany in color w/ ruby highlights w/ a 1/4 finger off white head that quickly leaves medium lacing on the glass and dissipates to a ring. Aromas of deep raisin, caramel, plum, and toffee over top bread, basement must, and German yeast. The taste was of the aroma which translated to rich raisin, plum, caramel and toffee up front leading into a touch of tobacco and mustiness, and closed w/ herbal hop bite and some smoke. Medium bodied and lush, but finished dry and clean like it should. You could literally drink this all day as the alcohol was not even detectable and like a true Alt it does not sit heavy. Might I say this is sessionable despite the higher end ABV.

Well..., the Nazi Panzer tank just rolled over Double Bag like it was a modest pothole! Hail to the authentic German Doppelsticke! This is the second best Doppelsticke Alt I have ever had next to only the mighty Uerige Doppelsticke, the brewery and beer that created the style. Uerige Doppelsticke and this beer are the reason I practice brewing Alts, if I could ever brew one that tasted all the lines of these I would consider myself blessed.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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Freigeist Hoppeditz from Braustelle
3.85 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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