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


on tap

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.

culchiem's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3104) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (1455) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1421) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4935) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (252) - - AUG 10, 2015
Strohig gelb trüb, leicht säuerlich in der Nase, schlanker Körper, fruchtig trocken bitter, sehr lecker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4945) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is banana, taste is lemons, citrus, pretty decent

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (728) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
The color is dirty cloudy yellow with solid foam layer. The smell has some malty cereals. Taste is bitter in the finish and has a slight sweetish cereals-cookie note. Quite refreshing though. Slightly different than other kölschs, but I like it more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopwine (572) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
Woody, herbal, sweet grain nose. Flavor is same plus lemon marmalade, spicy hops on the finish, mild bitterness, light butter feelz. Interesting, slightly sloppy take on kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap. Pours a cloudy old with a white head and some lacing. The aroma and taste are both biscuit and malt, with a mostly dry finish and some slight spiciness over a light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
50cl bottle from Parker Pie, "Freigeist Ottekolong" label. Pours a slightly unclear light golden with a small cap that leaves some lacing. Nose is of cereals, yeast and some light sulfur. Taste is of cereals, a little husky and pretty much completely dry. Moderately high bitterness. Light peppery ending to it. Some bready impressions. Body is light to medium, carbonation high and mouthfeel is a little creamy or maybe oily. Overall a tasty beer, can’t say I was really blown away by it though.

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