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Hoppeditz | Freigeist Bierkultur

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
126 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Freigeist Bierkultur
Germany
bierkompass.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by crnipeter on 03-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,716
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
126
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Photo of Zazzi82
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, brown sugar, some fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of brown sugar, maple and some fruit. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color of dark prune juice with a faint tan blanket on top.

I smell fig, grape, oak, leather, and light smoke.

Taste has woody smoke presenting first, with prune and leather following up.

Feel is surprisingly light and not boozy in spite of the flavors, and very dry.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of HabaJohn
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, dark amber hue with a moderate haze and a finger of creamy tan foam that leaves a nice lace on the glass. It's quite attractive!

Smell: sweetly malty with plenty of caramel and a light and soothing smoky aroma. I like the smoke, but this is one sticky sticke.

Taste: sweetly malty but with an earthy hop character and plenty of bitterness. The smoke is there, but is subdued. An interesting combination; it's not bad but I think the hoppiness doesn't work well here.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: at first I thought this beer just didn't suit my palate, but the more I drink the more it starts to grate on me. Some may like it but the harshness of the hops combined with the sticky sweetness is just too much for me.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chico1985
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Front labels this as a "doppelsticke alt", back describes it as a subtly-smoked/extra-hoppy version of an old ale. Sounds like a good fall-ish ale for this not so fall-ish Sunday afternoon.

A - 500ml into a big ol Duvel glass. Color is something like murky bog brown with dark reddish highlights. A beige head retains as a mostly full cap and bubbly thick ring. A few lace bits left here and there.

S - Smoked caramel, nut bread, biggish earthy and herbal hop, toasted malt, cola. Reminiscent of a scotch ale or a doppelbock. Big malts with apparent smoke and hoppage that don't overpower and are decently integrated.

T - Earthy/herbal/resinous hops deliver more of a bitter wallop here, perhaps some spicy hop there as well. Caramel, molasses and nutty malts making up most of the rest. Smoke helps balance out the sweetness but really fades into the background here. Light fruity tones throughout.

M - Big malts with a heavy and almost syrupy feel, decent+ample carbonation, biggish hop bitterness feels kind of clashing. A touch of alcohol. Definitely a bit of a sipper.

O - A decent amount of complexity and will hit the spot if you're looking for a big sweetish malty sipper, but the big hops don't make for the best combo. The bitterness and hop flavors just seem out of place here. Kinda wish the hops were toned down and the smoke was emphasized a bit more.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AugustusRex
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into a stange; label is markedly different than what is shown on BA
Aroma very weak (some would say “delicate”) of malt and fruity hops
Head large (7 cm, aggressive pour), light tan, frothy, slowly diminishing to an irregular 2 – 12 mm frothy layer
Lacing fair – few medium islands and archipelagoes of tiny to medium bubbles
Body dark brown, clear
Flavor also “delicate”. Some malt comes through but no hops. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate just into medium, watery, soft carbonation

This is billed as a “doppelsticke alt”. While it is tasty, I certainly wouldn’t consider it “double special” – it’s a pleasant, very drinkable alt which I will buy again.

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is malts, light smoke and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is mild/medium smoked malts, fruit and a tangy/tart finish.

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Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hoppeditz from Freigeist Bierkultur
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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