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


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1726) - 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 (553) - SWITZERLAND - 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 (4876) - 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 (982) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
szeli (8) - GERMANY - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Ein "anderes" Kölsch. Dadurch dass es ungefiltert ist kommt ein hefigerer Geschmack durch als bei anderem Kölsch. Schmeckt lecker, jedoch ein wenig ungewöhlich für einen "klassischen" Kölschtrinker wie mich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demmbonz (624) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle to pilsner glass. Cloudy deep yellow with a huge everlasting pillowy head. Lots of sediment at the top of the bottle, which is a new one for me. Clean crisp and bready. Classic hops in the middle and a bitter dry finish that makes me want another sip immediately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Some grass. Golden pour with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Good and easy drinking. Lots of barley. Tap at pizza paradiso.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lowenbrau (2410) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2014
330ml bottle fron Sr. Lúpulo, Gijón. 31-10-2014.
BBD: 01-01-2015.
In short: off flavoured beer.
Pours some hazy golden with little white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Skunky nose, some citrusy aromas. Light body, average to high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is weird, starts citrusy, herbal, and then develops a harsh unpleasant sensation by the end and aftertaste. Maybe some kind of problem occurred with this batch or bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (340) - GERMANY - OCT 27, 2014
Has a cloudy, yellow color, with a small head. Soapy yeast, grass and subtle citraic notes define the aromas. Light-bodied beer with a dough wheat foundation, on which crisp, bitter hops with hints of citrus peel settle. Malts are foremost bready, with a toffeeish hint to them, which creates an interesting counterpart to the refreshing sour and bitter characteristics of the beer. Soapy notes from the nose are well integrated into the strawy body of the beer, illustrating the moderate bitterness very well. Easy drinkable, with an enjoyable complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3368) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap @ Braustelle. Hazy yellow with small white head an good lacing. Aroma is hoppy and grassy with citrus notes, light spiciness and floral presence. Taste is also grassy with biscuity malt, floral notes, citrus and light spiciness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Light bitter finish. Dry and grassy too. Quite different than the tradtionnal Kölsch served in town. It’s quite tasty and super easy to drink though.

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