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


on tap

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RATINGS: 163   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3611) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
500mL bottle purchased at City Beer Store. The aroma has some sweet graham cracker notes present. Light mineral without much else. Seems a little on the sweet side. Unfiltered, moderately hazy golden body with a nice, strong, fairly large white head present. Starts with a pretty grassy, herbal, and aggressive hop bitterness. Light malt biscuit character in the middle, before the hops become way overbearing later on. Quite herbal, and much more bitter than I would expect a Kolsch to be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (15425) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 1, 2014
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, grasig, herb. Geschmack malzig, getreidig, minimal herb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9351) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5525) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (505) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15256) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (1083) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
On draft. Murky golden color. Malty aroma. Bitter flavor, but with a little extra flavor than a typical Kölsch. Dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (3018) - Freising, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7460) - 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.

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