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Freigeist Biere de Vie
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Freigeist Bierkultur
Brewed at Vormann Brauerei

Style: Sour Red/Brown
Stolberg, Germany
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
oaked imperial sour brewed with salt


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1639) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at EO. Black pour with a bubbly tan head. Nose is sour, smoky, salty with hints of oak and roasted malts. The flavor is very aligned with the nose but not executed well at all. Insanely tough to get through.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (4883) - GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark brown in the glass, small head. Mild sourish-malty aroma. Starts malty-stouty, modest sourish, smokey hints. Well balanced finish, less sourish. Not bad!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2968) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, yellow session. 02/05/2014. Dark caramel coloured pour with a thin greyish / cream coloured head. Aroma is light tart, earthy coffee, some tartness, tart berries. Flavour is some smoked malt, tart berries, musty, some choc, berry tartness and raspberry in the finish. Palate is weird sweet and sour, musty and dusty on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Dark color, near black, with creamy beige head. Rye German bread aroma. Good body strength, round mouthfeel; strong rye flavor, salty, lightly sour and sweet, correct bitterness, some alcohol presence.
Nice but weird, like eating liquid German rye bread and some schnapps.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014

Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Stefansgade 35, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.

[ As Freigeist Biere de Vie ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sour, rubber. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, rubber, tart berry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. Homebrew feel ! [20140501]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3337) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Amber with off white head. Aroma malty, sweet, smoke and light acid. Taste is sweet balanced with some sour notes, wood, smoke and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5824) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt, caramel, oak and sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
On tap at the Alibi Room for Camrapalooza 2014, pours a dark mahogany with a medium tan head. Aroma is quite earthy, showing notes of salt, lacto, and wood. Flavour is very strange, but somehow works, with notes of oak, vinegar, salt and some earthy notes - the salt somehow works very well here. Can’t say I’d want to drink much of this, but it’s very cohesive and drinkable in small amounts. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11105) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
CBC. Hazy brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and lots of rye bread. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. Weird. 020514

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Desverger (1884) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - dark brown colour. Sour aroma and taste, acidic lemony notes, berry fruits, vinegar. Not for me (D8)


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