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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.91/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

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3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Curious what this 'great food' is that would supposably go with this brew - I guess I'd have to check their website for that - moving on.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and well bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some random honeycombed lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of crisp, crackery pale malt, raw cereals, fresh hay, dry clover honey, a tame earthy flintiness, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is bready, and still rather crispy grainy pale malt, mild drupe fruit, saltine crackers, subtle floral honey notes, and earthy, grassy hops, with an ethereal wisp of pine astringency.

The carbonation is nice and frothy in its generally supportive nature, the body an adequate middleweight for the style, and plainly smooth, the hops not really in a muckraking mood, and the booze, well, y'know. It finishes dry, dry, dry, the crispy, crackery malt having its 'I'm a star, I really am' moment.

A pretty tasty and engaging new-world Kolsch, with more than a simple nod being paid to the old-world greats. The overall dryness really elevates the genial drinkability, and makes me duly wonder (ok, fantasize) about putting back rounds of these on a nice summer patio. Or, given the chance, in a golden sun-flecked lea, picnic-style - that's MY idea of a great food accompaniment for this one.

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3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

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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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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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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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