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


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5880) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Bierkompass.de. Pours almost clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of grass. Taste is light fruity, soft mouthfeel,with a distinct hoppy end, very good Kölsch in my book.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
Tap@Brewpub. Aroma is pretty hard, yeasty, bitterness. Cloudy, pale yellow, white head, fair lace. Very very hard bitter. Not from the hops I think but a mix of too much yeast and hop. Yuck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2226) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Tap at Braustelle Köln, during Ehrenfelder FdBierkulturen 2013. - one of few, if not the only milk-cloudy Kölsch I have had so far. Unpasteurided pregnant. Nice and extra hop bitter. Lactic palate. Some white bread malt aromas, some citrus. Standout, (because) atypical Kölsch lacking the style-typical lemonade sugariness. // rerate Feb 2014: different visit, different Helios draught at Braustelle: cloudier (naturtrüb) with a less assertive bitterness, but a mellow, harmonic round taste and mercifully still no grain sweetness to be detected. This is the only Kölsch in town that aspires to some complexity, a natural hop kick and sessionability at the same time and succeeds. +0,2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a very decent head of thick suds that dies down pretty quickly. By the time I reach the top of the stairs and sit down to type there is just a thin film, a ring around the edge of the glass and a little bit of lacing. Aromas are nice... lemon, dough, cloves and a little pepper or something. Flavor is light, refreshing and pretty full. Lots of spice and light citrus balance nicely against that grainy and doughy presence. Palate is clean and simple. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Tap at Braustelle, Ehrenfeld Koln, 27/04/13. Hazed golden amber with a medium sized white head. Nose is light citrus, orange, pale malts, spice, grass, herbal notes. Taste comprises orange, light hops, tropical fruits, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. Hopped up kolsch - Jah !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berntholer (1158) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
white head that disappears quickly with some lacing. yellow-orange colour slightly turbid. spicy aroma with hints of pine, bit musty too. floral, yeasty, wheat and very dry taste. aftertaste is also quite dry that sticks around. light body and medium carbonation. refreshing but bland beer.draft at bar animal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2281) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle from beernavigator. Just past bb-date. Pours cloudy and looks like lemon squash. Grainy nose with scents of lemon, wet grass and springflower. High drinkability, grain, biscuits, flower and citrus. Little bitterness but dry finish. A beer that is hard to stop drinking. Tasty in a subtle way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle under Freigeist Ottekolong. (Redirected here, although I don’t think its the same beer). Smells of sourdough bread and a very slight citrus note. Pours a slightly hazy orange straw color with a thin head the disappears leaving a film of bubbles. The taste is clean and crisp with a medium to light body and the smallest hint of nuttiness. An approachable beer great for sunny warm days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4196) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2013
Aroma is biscuit malts, citrus and slightly perfumed. The flavor is citrus, light tropical fruit, a small hint of hop resin/grapefruit and a bitter/tangy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1812) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
Draft at Monks in Philly. Cloudy yellow straw pour. Fizzy white head. Runny lace. Lemon wheat notes off the top. Big yeasty cereal flavors rounded with some Blonde Ale elements. Meyer lemon zest. Cheerios. Juicy fruit. Pumped up citrus wheat flavors. Full mouthfeel for a Kolsch. Probably the best of the style I have had.

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