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


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy straw gold with a fine frothy white head. Big aroma of pils malt, tart, grainy. flavor follows, tart from the pils, medium bitterness, grassy, very bread, well done but not necessarily very Kolsch-like. Low esters, sparkling carb, nice unfiltered ale that doesn’t seem to have the secondary lagered smoothness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ceck82 (36) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2013
De tirador, de aspecto es muy clara y cristalina, la espuma densa y compacta, el aroma en nariz es de platano, parecen levadura de weiss, despues en boca ela entrada es fresca y el final amargo-agrio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dexcansino (396) - Andalucía, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Cerveza rubia, algo turbia. Sabor suave, ligeramente malteado suave.. Olor fresco y cítrico. Cuerpo ligero y fácil de beber. Muy refrescante, ideal para comenzar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (2911) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
500ml Frigeist Ottekolong bottling. First good reason I’ve had to use the crystal Kölsch glasses my Mom bought me for Christmas.... cheers!

Pours a very pretty cloudy blonde with a nice big fluffy white head and great lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very inviting, lemony, very bready, some mineral character, a good light dose of herbal hoppiness.... some hay.

The flavor is spot on for what I like in this style. Clean, but very crisp... not restrained on bitterness or herbal hop character... some light bready maltiness but by no means is there any abundance of sweetness here. Just a little bit of that "straw" character, but it’s not as central to this one as many interpretations of the style. Certainly not unlike a great German PIls... but fitting more towards the Kölsch style.

Wow this is right up my alley. I really didn’t expect it to be this good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2309) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Hazy lemom with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Flavour is citrus, yeast on a dusty malt base. Dry earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Mile High Denver. Pours a bit milky, very hazy yellow orange appearance with a small white head. Very spicy herbal hoppy, light barnyard, straw, grainy aroma. A bit tangy, light lemon fruity, chewy straw, grainy cereal malty, a bit spicy yeasty, fairly herbal flavor. Not top notch in my book but fun as fuck to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (2813) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
33cl bottle, bbe 02.03.13. Unclear, light orange color, creamy, lasting white head. Light citrusy, yeasty, malty aroma. Flavor is grain, yeast, fruitiness. Spritzy mouthfeel, medum bodied, smooth and tasty. Could drink liters of this stuff. Great session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
As Freigeist Ottekolong: A hazed blonde kolsch with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, nice lactic malt with smooth epsom salts, very nice. In mouth, smooth malt with light lactic notes, berliner weiise like. At the REAL gastropub, Zwanze day, Dec. 1 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3269) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Hazy pale golden colour with average, firm, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy, minimally husky aroma with a decent tart touch, hints of citrus, lemon grass. Taste is bitter hoppy on grainy basis, has a minimally tart touch close to "Sauerkraut". Combines hoppy notes of a good Kölsch with the naturalness of an unfiltered beer - nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Unfiltered light grapefruit appearance. Big bubbly head, some lace. A pilsner aroma. Noble hops delivering a light orange citrus flavour. Medium mouthfeel. Decent drinkability. Would be interested in trying this fresh.Thanks for sharing Radek.

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