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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (564) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5642) - 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. ;-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (4472) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours garnet brown with a small beige head. The aroma has murky caramel and bread, some toffee and a bit of mushy dirtiness. It has a light crisp body with a light amount of carbonation. The taste is medicinal, metallic, astringent and comes across like drinking pennies. The finish quite offputting. Very strange it would be this way, I’ve like everything else I’ve had from the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3400) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pour is a very dark brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel and some cocoa. Flavor is more of black bread with some char malt. Not much of a hop presence but the malt carries this one. I don’t have too many alt beers but I guess this fits the category. Plenty malty. Bottled as Freigeist Alt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3239) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
33cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad (as ’Freigeist Ehrenfelder Alt’). Pours slightly hazy dark brown to copper coloured with an off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, roasted malt, caramel and hints of herbs and wood. Sweet and malty with a balanced bitterness. Easy to drink and quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
*Old rating, 0.5l swing-top bottle. Best before 05.12. Nice roasty-smooth Alt, not as bitter and roasted as the Düsseldorfer beers, but characterful, malty-roasted, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusil (695) - HUNGARY - JAN 10, 2015
0.33l bottle. Hazy reddish dark brown body, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma of grains, caramel, cocoa and some cloves. Taste of grains, cocoa, floral hops with a slight metallic character. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (714) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Mørk brun med tynt med hvitt skum. Lukter kaffe og mørke frukter. Smaker litt vørterøl. Tynn, lettdrikkelig. Noe bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ktwse (2322) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Pours dark brown with low off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, hazel nuts, cherries, slightly roasty. Taste is sweet with lightly roasted finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

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