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


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 15/20
aleigator (605) - 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 (4528) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1418) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2014
Bottled as "Freigeist Ottekolong". Shows a hazy orange with a medium sized spongy white head on its top, which diminishes to a thin film. Mild citric-earthy smell. Lemony aroma escorted by bread and earth underpainted by some hints of honey, mouthfeel is slick. Citric, bread-crusty finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1403) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Clear gold pour fluffy head. Aroma of bread yeast, hops. Tastes bitter honey, hops bread. Slight sour. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (952) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Vom Faß in der Braustelle, Köln-Ehrenfeld. - Orangegelb, sehr trüb, sahniger weißer Schaum. - Nase erstaunlich verhalten, schwach zitrusfruchtig-hefig. - Antrunk kräftig hopfenbitter mit Orangenschale, eingebettet in weiche Hefe. Mild rezent. Kräftig bitterer, trockener Abgang; längerer Nachtrunk. - Hefetrübes, kräftig gehopftes - und insofern einzigartiges - Kölsch. An den Klassiker Päffgen Kölsch reicht es trotzdem nicht ganz heran, dafür ist es ein wenig zu einseitig im Geschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5377) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
500mL bottle as "Freigeist Ottekolong." Nose lightly sweet of the candyish variety, juicy grassy and herbal hops, light citrus and grain. Pours clear golden with an abundance of very fine carbonation and a sizable sudsy white head, looks beautiful in the Stange. Very pleasant, soft maltiness with spike of candy sweetness and grain, pale malt and light citrus. Hops exude a bit more perfume on the tongue, maintain faint grass and juicier aspects. Clean if a little hot, light bitterness revealed by the end. Pretty good one, seems to have withstood the trans-Atlantic voyage pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
graziano85 (376) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 30, 2014
Orange/amber hazy colour with a medium compact head. Smell is hoppy with bready notes. Taste is dry, with a definite hoppyness, I would say also licorice. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (880) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle pours hazy gold with rich foamy head. Nice lacing. Melon, earth, straw, biscuit. Light bitterness and sweetness. Medium creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5563) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Hazy light orange - thick, frothy lace - very tasty and interesting take on the style - full, frothy texture in the mouth - dry, toasty maltiness (a mixture and bready and crackery character) - light tangy acidity through the middle is followed by a mild balancing sweetness - moderate earthiness and crusty bread is followed by a complex finish of hop character (peppery character, moderate bitterness, tropical fruit) - my words are not really doing this justice, but this is one tasty beer - I love Freigeist!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3729) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a bit of doughy malt with some grass and lemon. Flavor is pretty decent. Big chewy, creamy, yeasty malt with some grassy hop to finish things off. Very malt heavy for a lager style but they make it work. Not my favorite style but this is one of the better ones. I guess an un-filtered kolsch is the way to go.

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