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


on tap

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RATINGS: 166   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (6297) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6352) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5723) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
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. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12858) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1778) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21914) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7649) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8984) - 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.

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