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

bottled
common

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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
on tap @ redlight redlight. Bready malt aromas, with hints of grass. Pours golden with a slight haze and thick white head. Crisp with an earthy bitterness upfront, grassy hop notes and bread malts, finishes crisp and dry. Very nice and drinkable!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle split with Jay on 8/10/2013 at the River House.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow.
Aroma: Aroma of light hop, light doughy yeast.
Taste: Light bitter, light sweet, light dough.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: Bottle listed as Freigeist Ottekolong. I like the unfiltered Kolsch beers better, so I did enjoy this. Not my favorite style, but at 4.8% nice amount of flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy weak grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours an unclear bright yellow colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of grassy hops, some interesting uncommon herbal notes and some spiciness. Flavour of grainy malts, light dried fruitiness, strong grassy hops, herbs, pungent citrusy tartness and hay. Light bodied, smooth round mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Lingering grassy herbal finish which lasts and lasts. Truly a hop-intensive Kölsch, I like it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle as Freigeist Ottekolong unfiltered Kolsch. Pours cloudy golden wheat with a patchy, lasting white head. Very mild aroma, muddled and muted by the yeast for sure, with some soft lemon oil hoppiness and a milder egg and wet dog hair note. Yeasty flavor with pasty texture. I really wish this could have settled out more but I did all I could to leave it sit to no avail. So here I have a paint and wet notebook paper-flavored golden ale-ish beer with little life or excitement. Seems a tad oxidized as well, and the bland paperiness and sourish yeast become too much to handle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy golden with a rich white head and a floral aroma. There is a light malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3559) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Tap. Pours mostly clear yellow/gold with creamy white head. Aroma is straw and wheat malts, apple’s, light rotten fruit, grassy notes, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry, straw malts forward with some supporting light fruit esters and floral sweetness; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Tap at Max’s. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils malt and corn. Flavor is malt dominant with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Freigeist bottle... Poured mildly hazy golden yellow with a thick, frothy white head. Nice retention. Nice mouthfeel. Not too thick, not too thin. Light malts with a hint of earthy floralness. Clean. Little-to-no yeast presence. Crisp, midly drying, and quite refeshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
sample @ festival. pleasant rustic dry hay and grass. dry herbal dough. pretty good beer.


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