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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 146   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2510) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 !

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berntholer (1053) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2206) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4064) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1746) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
Tap @ In De Wildeman. Yellow blonde color, hazy. Perfect white head, good lacing. Aroma’s: perfumy, wheat in the nose, retronasal there’s wheat, lemon, spices and hops. Flavor is medium to full bitter with some grain. Light bodied. Finishes dry and full on bitter. Very nice!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11893) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle shared at The Kernel, London - thanks to Paul. Pours mostly clear yellow with a fine, frothy white head. Some dry, doughy malts in the nose, hints of lemon. Light sweet flavor, moderate bitter straw, more dry biscuits. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Pale, bready biscuits to finish, mild straw bitterness. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7449) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle shared at Kernel. It pours hazy pale yellow with a medium white head. The nose is straw, grainy, touch of spice, dough and light sulphur (probably because its not too fresh). The taste is pithy lemon, hay, dough, light spice and decent bitterness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. A pretty drinkable brew, best suited for a summer day.


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