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

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common

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Braustelle, Koln, Germany, Friday 28th March 2014 Pours yolky yellow very cloudy with a slim white, clean head. Soft mouthfeel but good bitterness, hoppy and with a lovely citrussy (but not pushy) tang, lemony, mmhhh...great stuff just the right amount of bite. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours golden orange with a good sized white head. The aroma has spicy / grassy hops, mild caramel malt, modest toast, hints of bread and cereal. It has a medium body with decent amount of gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with dry caramel malt, paper, earthy/spicy hops and crackers. The finish adds some minerals and a bit more hops. There is a lingering dryness. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (436) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
From tap at Braustelle Köln. Pours murky yellow with white head. Taste is quite bitter for a Kölsch with a relatively strong hop flavour. Very good and much better than the usual mainstream stuff in Köln.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Hazy blonde. Fruity kölsch aroma w quite a bit of yeastiness as well. Quite bitter for the style. Yeasty, dry with a lean pale malt character. Nice take on the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (386) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
On draft. Murky golden color. Malty aroma. Bitter flavor, but with a little extra flavor than a typical Kölsch. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2108) - GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
0,33 l bottle BB 23.08.14 golden, hazy-almost cloudy, creamy white foam head. Aroma: lots of cereal, some herbs. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Beers of Germany (The Craft Beer Social - PA Chapter #1) Social - Aroma - floral and light hops were the presence on the nose Appearance - body was yellow, liquid cloudy, white head about 1" and faded to a ring. Taste - the taste was very clean, with a mild sweetness and with subdued hops Palate - body is light, texture is thin, the carbonation is average, the finish is light and crisp

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4283) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
pours hazy almost cloudy yellow with a very nice white head, good retention and lacing. floral and lightly skunky notes, cereals-plenty - wheat, oat-like features and other pale tasty grains, lemony, herbal-grassy hops, also woodsy - touch of vanilla and spices, slightly cakey. moderate carbonation, light body - oily and quite thick, dry herbal-grassy-citrusy finish. aside unfortunate skunk volatiles, this is the tastiest kölsch i’ve had.. very nice and easy-going.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Half-litre bottle as Freigeist Ottekolong. Pours yellow, white head. Nose is straw, huge orange, grass, no sulphur. Flavour is really crackery, that German crackery malt blends nicely with the grassy hops. Pils-like. Lovely!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a fairly large white head. Aroma is very grainy, with cereal malts and light grassy hops - very restrained on the nose. Flavour brings out lots of full cereal grains, some wheat, and dry grassy hops. One of the fullest and most pleasant flavoured kolschs I’ve had. Highly drinkable, thirst-quenching, and dry on the finish from the hops. Great stuff.


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