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Bluejacket / Freigeist Bitterschön

Bluejacket / Freigeist Bitterschön
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rheinischer Bitter
Historical interpretation of a 19th century northern Rhine ale style; well hopped & exceedingly dry; lagered for 10 weeks; brewed in collaboration with Freigeist Bierkultur (Westphalia, Germany) at Bluejacket.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Bluejacket. Latest batch appears to be 4.5% ABV. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, crisp and wheat notes. Tastes of citrus, crisp and wheat notes, bread, citrus rind, bitter notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On tap. Nearly opaque with a lasting spit of cream. Aroma of honey and green herb. Favors of honey, green herb, resin. Finish has dried lemongrass. Near-medium body is well to the dry side and has medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pretty damn good if this is supposed to be a kolsch. Or at least its better than your average kolsch. Sharp barley crispness and a decent dose of citrus hops. Pours cloudy orange with decent head and lacing. Barely is huge. Light to medium bitter finish. Tap at brewpub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a yellow color with a small white head. A light dusty nose, some lemons. The flavor is lemon fruity hops, earthy dry malts, some toffee. Pretty clean. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3578) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Draft at the place where they make it: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is slightly peppery, plenty enough hoppy in the most German way possible, and some grass. Taste is sufficiently bitter. Pale malts and nice bready backbone for the hops. I couldn’t call this a proper Kolsch. More like a hoppy German blonde.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Draft at brewery. Poured clear gold with a medium-sized white head. Aroma was grassy, lightly floral, light malt. Flavor was grassy with notes of very light smoke and pepper; light malt, low sweetness; mild bitterness; light fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Draft on January 10th at Bluejacket. Light hop flavor but kind of plain. Wanted to try different styles, probably least impressed with this one that night.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On draft at BlueJacket Brewery. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Biscuity malt nose. Light biscuit flavors. Crisp clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2501) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper gold with a thin white head and lots of lacing. Tastes dry, like herbs, some citrus, sweet malt. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells musky and like citrus, light herbs.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3786) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours clear gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, light citrus, and some floral and grassy hops. Flavor is dry malt base, light grassy hop bitterness, light citrus esters, and lager yeast; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.


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