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Brewed by Gasthaus-Brauerei Braustelle
Style: Altbier
Cologne-Ehrenfeld, Germany

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4423) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Aroma is malts, nutty and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is malts, mild sweetness, fruit and a tart/slightly sour finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor for $5. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. The aroma obviously shows age - there’s some cardboard, caramel, dust, yeast and bread. Medium/thin body. A touch of smoke. Kind of burnt flavor. Caramel, burnt wood / ash, a little doughy flavor. Not in great shape now but shows some promise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cutitoutdave (65) - - APR 12, 2015
Rating refers to Freigeist Ehrenfelder Alt. Pours deep copper from bottle with thin tan head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet malty flavor with roasted complexities of semisweet chocolate, coffee. Dry finish with nicely balanced hoppy aftertaste, though somewhat smoky. Medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. Unique and unusual beer. A very clean, bitter, dark amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
Bottle, Göller. Light fruity licorice roast. Dark ruby red. low head. Medium full sparkly body. Solid fruit base, salt licorice, roast, herbal and grassy hop bitter backstop. A hint oxidation retronasal, otherwise pleasant licorice beer :)

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (432) - SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2015
Muddy blackish brown color. The smell is mainly roasted. The taste is dominated by malt aromas that are a little bit too roasted for my taste. The aftertaste is a lot milder. Solid beer, but not my style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1894) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
Strong flavors of cocoa, dried fruit and caramel malt. Bitterness and body are light and overall this Altbier is quite drinkable. Half liter very worn returnable bottle labelled Freigeist Ehrenfelder. Picked up an a whim at State Line Liquors.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seffle (289) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from Systemet. Pours a very cloudy, darkbrown with a firm brownish head. Has a distinct nose which is not entirely nice, a slight tinge of manure. Very nice taste with heavy maltiness and a distinct hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 12/13/2013 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle from Systemet. Pours a very cloudy, darkbrown with a firm brownish head. Has a distinct nose which is not entirely nice, a slight tinge of manure. Very nice taste with heavy maltiness and a distinct hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (729) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Brown color with reddish highlight and small tan head. Aroma of malt, but not the sweet irritating malzbier smell. Dry bitter chocolate. Taste is cocoa powder, malts, but not sweet. Medium body, bitter. Wow, I like this very much.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
donvino (5) - - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
Light on the tongue, but nice and more complex in the aftertaste. Smells and looks really appealing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
31/I/15 - 33cl bottle @ Nieuwjaarsreceptie Gentse Biervereniging - BB: 13/VI/15 (2015-122) Thanks to Bartlebier for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, irregular beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: quite some chocolate, caramel, malty, bit sweet, grains. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: roasted malts, some coffee even, pretty bitter, metallic touch, caramel, cocoa powder, some overripe banana. Aftertaste: bitter, caramel, chocolate, little fruity, bit grassy. The Düsseldorfers will not like me saying this, but one of the best alt beers I’ve had. Ok, ok, it’s totally out of style, I realize that. ;-)


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