Freya's Gold | Odin Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odin Brewing Company
Washington, United States
odinbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 02-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.69%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of WAbeerfiend
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 05.07.14.

A: Straw yellow. Completely see through. 1/2 finger head.

S: Flower, honey. Sweet smelling.

O: This smelled like a great summer beer. It was way too watery though. Actually, it could be better described as water with a slight sweetness to it. There was very little flavor to it, so it was a drain pour.

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Photo of DefenCorps
2.4/5  rDev -33%
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.

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Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of hreb
2.77/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber, pint glass, cold. Straw yellow with thin white head that rapidly subsides. Big bubbles rising to the surface. Faint skunky / german lager aroma.

Nearly without flavor. Grassy hops. Subtly bitter aftertaste. Well, I *did* just get done mowing the lawn. I don't remember Kölsch being this bland. Oh well, no offensive flavors, and totally drinkable.

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

05/06/2016

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Photo of cherche
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Adamostella
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of chickenm
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Golden yellow with a very modest head in the Stella Artois goblet. Starts out prickly but the carbonation seems to evaporate after a couple short pours. Just a touch of hay and flowery hops in the aroma.

This is more of a hoppy Blonde Ale. While it's some kind of summery lower-alcohol brew, it just doesn't taste light. It's also quite malty with a bready taste. There is a touch of lemony hop bitterness and just a hint of the perfumey taste that is typical of a Kölsch. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Fred Meyers in Burlington.

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Photo of ScreamForMe
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Donkster46
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msds
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KajII
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
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...

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Photo of bschinelli
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of philbertk
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Odin Brewing Company--Freya's Gold--Kolsch Style Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. 18 IBU's. (3.5 / 5.0) Huge billowy foamy lacy lasting white head. Clear bright fizzy rich pretty gold color. Very delicate light floral malt ester minimal hop aroma. Thin mild sweet dry crisp slightly CO2 tangy light delicate fruit ester slightly grainy pale malt refreshing body. No sediment. Light herbal hop end. Clean refreshing well made balanced slightly tangy Kolsch Ale. Sampled 4/22/2011. Purchased for $4.29 @ The Ballard Market, Seattle on 4/22/2011.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MCDub
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach122
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Mattymystique
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Freya's Gold from Odin Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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