cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a big bottle. Says Freigeist Ottekolong, go figger. $3 at vintage. Smell is just mildly beery yeast. Not filtered fer sure, unfiltered kolsch. Head is big, white and goes rocky, at least 4 inches. First taste is off the head, slightly bitter. Finally I get a taste off the liquid. The bitterness, which is moderate for a kolsch, seem to fade as the session continues. Lots of co2 makes this a fun beer on the palate. Yes, that sizzle makes this quite interesting as we slug. Sediment on the bottom of the bottle almost makes this look like a hefe. Mild like a hefe but it has no spices. Yes, gets better n a little more intriguing as we sit it out. That slight bitterness never really goes away, it hangs even for a few dull moments after the bottle’s gone. Yep, kinda fun overall.
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ein Kölsch ist es nicht so ganz. Ein IPA auch irgendwie nicht. Eher wie ein Versuch, beides zu mischen. Trocken, leicht hopfig,, minimal blumig. Trinkbar, recht süffig, ganz nett.
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Actually I didn’t know what to expect, but probably not a unaromatic, dull-nosing beer. It begins with a small disappointment, but gets better when you get used to it and with temperature and air. Pours out in a light unclear golden colour with low head and medium body. Nose is very -like mentioned before- boring and unnice: Old hops, basement, barley. Taste gets better: (Still) dull hops, but also light citrus, flowers, grass, nuts, pine and melon. Easy to drink, but just not that quaffable, that nice or that refreshing / delicious. Wanted to like it but I just can’t.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: (as Freigeist Ottekolong)
Slightly hazy, pale yellow gold, moderate white head.
Lemon and hay aroma.
Slightly tart lemon, pear taste.
Light, mild....slight hop/bread bitter.
KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Cloudy, glowing gold with a fine head. Very hoppy nose, citrus, light, dusty funk. Lightly sour flavor, hoppy, creamy, with a quite bitter finish. A very characterful kolsch.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, aliased from Freigeist Ottekolong. Medium white head atop lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, pear, hay, melon. Taste is medium sweet, hay, melon, some straw, light pear. Soft light-medium body.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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.
anders37 (19128) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
lusikka (7047) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.