Freigeist Bierkultur
Brewed at Brauerei Göller

Style: Altbier
Stolberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Freigeist is the experimental offshoot of Cologne’s revolutionary small brewery, Braustelle. Here we strive to break the chains of industrial brewing by reviving and update Germany’s unique, historical beer styles. Unfiltered Altbier, brewed as a tribute to the part of town where our brewpub Braustelle is located. Brewed and bottled by Freigeist Bierkultur @ Brauerei Göller

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (1425) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 17, 2016
Quite hazy, deep mahogany color with beige head. Aroma has toasted malt, brown sugar and some dried raisins. Taste starts with toasted malt and dark bread crust and finishes quite bitter and earthy with a slight roasted character. Body is on the lighter side, carbonation is medium. Easy drinking, quite dry and bitter, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1172) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2016
0,33l bottle from BeerGeek Bar Prague, Pours cloudy red amber liquid, small frothy tan head, Aroma: nice caramel, malty, light fruity, strawberries, cherries, light hop character, light spicy, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour, malty, caramel, light fruity - cherries, forest fruit, herbal hopy, floral, Palate: light to medium body, soft to average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long caramel bitter aftertaste, Overall: very good, easy drinking, crisp and clear in taste, enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (11227) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle shared at Danish Ratebeer Gathering Ulfborg 2016, Day 1. Very hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet light carbonation. [19-08-2016]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016

Bottle 500ml. @ pre. Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, TNO(U)DRBSG16 @ fonefan & Brugmasia House.

[ As Freigeist Ehrenfelder Alt ].
Clear medium to dark brown - red amber color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark malt, hay, straw, caramel, light brown sugar, smoke notes, meat notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, bread, dark malt, sweet malt, smoke - meat notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160819]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (4097) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquor / Clarksville IN --- Aroma of caramel malt. Hazy brown color, smooth beige head that drops to a full cover, big lace splotches. Taste is lightly toasted malt that moves through medium fizz to light hops and a chalky finish that diminishes an otherwise nice light beer. Too bad the taste doesn’t match the aroma. Only average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
20/VIII/16 - bottle @ Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2016-890) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing some beers today!

Clear red brown beer, small irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, grains, cow fodder, dusty, bit sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: pretty watery, malty, little bitter, metallic touch. Aftertaste: hoppy, malty, metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1953) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Pours a brown colour. Taste is of malt and alcohol. Tasted at Gents Bier Festival 2016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5565) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2016
Dark brown colour. Aroma and lfavour have biscuity, sweet malts. A bit toasty too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (8210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing! Sampled 500 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2016. Dark red amber, little tanned head. Nose is sweet metallic, malty, oxidized, stale leaves, little umami. Taste is fizzy, old, oxidized, leaves, herbal, herbal,… Tastes old & stale – it has only recently been released so it is still pretty fresh. This one doesn’t appeal that much to me – I have had the Braustelle version draft at the pub & I rather liked that one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
Bottled at TNOD(U)RBSG2016. Hazy nut brown, small head. Bready earthy nose. Dry with medium body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and earth, spicy and bready. Balanced bitter finish.

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