Abraxas | Freigeist Bierkultur

AbraxasAbraxas
BA SCORE
3.8/5
77 Ratings
AbraxasAbraxas
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Freigeist Bierkultur
Germany
bierkompass.de

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 03-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,153
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
77
pDev:
12.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of nickfl
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JPNesker
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Smoky and tart? Wow.

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Photo of BdM
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of laketang
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured lemon yellow with head reduced to ring

Smell the pear and some funk

was expecting sour notes with faint pair, but got the reverse, good pear sweetness(not too much)

carbonation medium with pear finishclean and smooth

I liked it and will buy again

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Photo of DangerDawg
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong smoke, alcohol, strong wheat, yeast, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Tastes of strong smoke, alcohol, strong wheat, yeast, slight pale malt, hint of hop, and slight bacterial funk. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, and blend; the smoke is a great addition.

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Photo of tasteology408
2.26/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Smokey bacon taste. And not in a good way. Did not enjoy this at all.

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

Very intriguing. I wasn't really sure what I was getting into when I purchased this. It's a slightly smokey, slightly sour wheat ale. I wasn't expecting this to be a gose. Oh well, it was enjoyable. I probably won't purchase it again. It's worth trying simply because it is so unique.

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Photo of Tilly
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting. My bottle calls it a "smoked lichtenhainer wiesse". 6%? First impression was Gose. Turns out it is?
Hazy honey out with quick dissipating white head.
Fruit, lemon, malt and yeast aroma. Sour yeast and smokey.
Complexed tastes of lemon juice, malt, yeast and smoke.
Mouth feel is sour of course and smokey. Nicely carbonated.
Don't care if this is a Wiessen or Gose, worth trying.

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Photo of jxb345
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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 Sixpoint
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Contract brewed by Brauerei Goeller, Zeil am Main. The lack of a big weisse style head surprised me - perhaps the bottle was old? Overall, I found it an intriguing combination. Interesting to try, not sure I would drink it regularly.

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Photo of Kilroy84
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mattreitz49
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%

A seemingly odd combination of rauchbier and Berliner Weisse, but it works fairly well. Tart and smokey elements mix together well thanks to a restrained use of smoked grains. Time for other brewers to revive this old style brew.

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Photo of liquorpig
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Abraxas from Freigeist Bierkultur
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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