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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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.


culchiem's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3345) - Berlin, - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Hazy pale orange golden colour, white head. Light hoppy, light yeasty aroma, malts. Quite bitter hoppy flavour, especially for a Koelsch, fruity hop notes. Hoppy finish, sweet malts. Nice.
(Draught @ Braustelle)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubblehouse (1136) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Overall it was pretty flat. Worth trying but I don’t think I would seek it out again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (399) - GERMANY - DEC 1, 2015
30.11.2015-tap Braustelle- goldgelb, trüb mit geringem weissem Schaum/ durchschnittliche Karbonisierung..Aroma floral, Antrunk fruchtig, getreidig, gegen Ende bitterer. Gut und süffig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
impuritylaw (57) - Freibierg, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle bbe 31.12.15. Strawy golden colour (filtered? no particulate material at all) with a nice white head. Aroma of grass, light malts and some citrus. Taste is different to the other Kölsch beers you get in Cologne: citrus fruit and more than usual hoppy bitterness, well balanced with a nice light malt/caramelly body. Pretty good Kölsch, should have discovered it some years earlier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5105) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Hazy golden body with huge head. Nose is malty, toasty, with some grassy notes. Taste is malty as well with grass, hops and some malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - SEP 24, 2015
From tap at Braustelle. Hazy yellow color with white head. Light malty aroma, some straw and grassy notes. Sweet and bitter taste, grassy, bready, light citrusy. Medium oily with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1678) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle. Freigeist Ottekolong version of this beer. Golden, slightly hazy, with a large three to four finger and lots of lace. Aroma is bread, grains. Taste is a well balanced flavor with notes of grains a tad tangy up front and a clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6012) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle as Freigeist Ottekolong. Pours quite hazy Arnold Palmer, medium white head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is bready, grassy, grain. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, quite malty and bready, a bit of field grass. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good Kolsch.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (313) - - AUG 10, 2015
Strohig gelb trüb, leicht säuerlich in der Nase, schlanker Körper, fruchtig trocken bitter, sehr lecker

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5354) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
500ml bottle pours a hazy yellow gold color with a finger of white head that retains well but only leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy and grainy with some light fruits. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, has a little more taste and body than a typical kolsch. Nice.


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