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


on tap

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Also known as Freigeist Ottekolong

Rich, hoppy, and complex, Ottekolong ("Eau de Cologne") Kölsch is a traditional, unfiltered version of the city’s local specialty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (241) - - AUG 10, 2015
Strohig gelb trüb, leicht säuerlich in der Nase, schlanker Körper, fruchtig trocken bitter, sehr lecker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
500ml bottle pours a hazy yellow gold color with a finger of white head that retains well but only leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy and grainy with some light fruits. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, has a little more taste and body than a typical kolsch. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is banana, taste is lemons, citrus, pretty decent

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (672) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
The color is dirty cloudy yellow with solid foam layer. The smell has some malty cereals. Taste is bitter in the finish and has a slight sweetish cereals-cookie note. Quite refreshing though. Slightly different than other kölschs, but I like it more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopwine (561) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
Woody, herbal, sweet grain nose. Flavor is same plus lemon marmalade, spicy hops on the finish, mild bitterness, light butter feelz. Interesting, slightly sloppy take on kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (795) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap. Pours a cloudy old with a white head and some lacing. The aroma and taste are both biscuit and malt, with a mostly dry finish and some slight spiciness over a light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (2284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
50cl bottle from Parker Pie, "Freigeist Ottekolong" label. Pours a slightly unclear light golden with a small cap that leaves some lacing. Nose is of cereals, yeast and some light sulfur. Taste is of cereals, a little husky and pretty much completely dry. Moderately high bitterness. Light peppery ending to it. Some bready impressions. Body is light to medium, carbonation high and mouthfeel is a little creamy or maybe oily. Overall a tasty beer, can’t say I was really blown away by it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Hazy yellow color with no head. Aroma of caramel, yeasts, fruity, buttery. Taste id similar. Finish has quite some bitter hops. Smooth and refreshing. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle as Freigeist. Unfiltered grey-orange body. Semi-buttery, reminds me of US Kolsch. Bright, but the butter tones are unacceptable to me. Doesn’t really capture the style. Neutered hospital Kolsch. The lack of filtration gives it some body. Overall not that impressive of an offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1001) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 27, 2015
lightly cloudy gold-orange with 1-inch egg-shell head. Aroma is sweet corn grain, some sweet grass/hay, and a bit of light brushy growth. Touch of clean caramel sugar in there. Body is light-medium-light watery, slightly starchy. soft, light, medium-coarse carbonation with a medium-soft burn. Flavor is dried grass, slightly metallic, touch of short-lived bitterness in the finish, bit of dried (none-sweet) grain. Not a whole lot else. Overall, an excellent smelling Kolsch with an OK flavor and lacking body.

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