Free State Brewing Company Reviews




rdixon77
3.6
Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA
Smooth DIPA. Slightly Piney and bitter, but had a nice mild flavor overall. Nothing amazing but excellent example of the style.
Monday, May 30, 2016

rdixon77
3.4
Free State Brightwater Saison
Very bright citrusy saison, mild pepper aspect, more floral and citrus hops. Easy drink in'
Monday, May 30, 2016

rdixon77
3.4
Free State Brinkleyís Maibock
At brewery...earthy grassy and slightly musty. Some piney hops presence. Pretty smooth. Not my fav style but good showing.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

rdixon77
3.7
Free State Stormwatch Dark Ale
Really well done black iOS. Citrus hops with a nice smoky malty body. Relatively light, well balanced.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

rdixon77
3.2
Free State Ad Astra Ale
Pretty good Amber. Malt, caramel, toffee, biscuit, some fruitiness. Down the middle of the plate.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

thomashall
3.9
Free State Old Backus Barleywine
12oz bottle shared. Nice caramel color. Nice hoppy caramel toffee aroma. Taste pretty much follows, bitter up front, sweet in the middle, dry finish. Pretty solid!
Friday, May 27, 2016

CopterScott
2.9
Free State Dirty Kanza Kolsch
Clear gold color with a thin white head. aroma is bread dough and grain. Flavor is grain, light malt, and a hint of pepper.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Zeswaft
3.7
Free State Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA
Bottle. A classic 3-C IPA. Bountiful pine aroma and flavor. surprisingly smooth for 9.2%. Sizable caramel and bready malts keep things in check.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

MetalNHopHead
4.3
Free State Copperhead Pale Ale
Copperhead Pale Ale has become one of Free Stateís best-known brews, so itís probably good that the Copperhead this beer is named after chose Free State brewmaster Steve Bradt as its prey. Copperhead has a lovely amber shade and cream-colored head. Berry, spice, grass, chocolate, and toffee aromas. The flavor offers a lot of layers with caramel and bread tastes within the malt and hop characteristics redolent of citrus, herbal tea, and cannabis. Feel is creamy, medium-bodied, and pretty bitter. All in all, itís lucky that Bradt came into contact with that fateful pit viper. Itís also lucky that - you know- it didnít kill him.
Friday, May 20, 2016

RobertDale
3.4
Free State KellerHell
On tap at the brewpub. Comes golden brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, grass, and spice. Taste is similar. Very drinkable but a bit sweet.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

RobertDale
3.5
Free State Hop Jack Idaho 7
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a mostly clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and malt. Taste is citrus, fruit, pine, and malt. Nice addition of the Hop Jack series.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ads135
3
Free State Frost Flower
An okay pils. A bit on the earthy side with grassy hops, but it has a nice sweetish bready finish.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DBob5150
2.5
Free State Brinkleyís Maibock
Pours a medium yellow body with an average white head. Aroma is faint musty sweet, fruity. Taste is slightly bittersweet, hops and citrus. Mild-bitter finish.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

MetalNHopHead
2.5
Free State Wheat State Golden
Free Stateís Wheat State Golden is a light drinker, for sure. Golden shade and pure white suds. A clean, malty nose. Bread flavors with a hint of citrusy hops. Light-bodied and lively carbonation thatís just south of prickly. A nice brew for hot weather.
Monday, May 02, 2016

Travlr
3.6
Free State Dirty Kanza Kolsch
Draft at the source. Clear golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of lightly peppery citrus. Taste is bitter straw and lemon. Decent.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
3.7
Free State Cameronís Treehouse IPA
Draft at the source. Hazy deep golden amber color, white head. Aroma of stone fruit. Taste id lightly bitter, fruity, bready. Tasty.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
3.8
Free State Fieldhouse ESB
Draft at the source. Clear amber maroon color, tan head. Aroma of toasted biscuit. Taste is burnt caramel. Nice.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
3.4
Free State Brinkleyís Maibock
Draft at the source. Clear amber color, white head. Light cherry aroma. Taste is light straw. OK.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
3.9
Free State Stormwatch Dark Ale
Draft at the source. Clear deep maroon color, tan head. Taste has burnt toast, pine. Taste is riasty, bitter finish. Very tasty.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
3.5
Free State Cherry Blossom
Draft at the source. Clear deep amber color. Floral aroma with light cherry. Taste is lightly sweet herbal cherry nice. Reminds me of sakura.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
3.8
Free State Bora Bora IPA
Draft at the source. Clear deep golden color. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Taste is bittersweet tropical fruit. Delicious.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
3.9
Free State Squeeze Play Pils
Draft at the source. Clear yellow color. Aroma of white pepper and hay. Taste is clean, crisp, peppery. Nice.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
3.8
Free State Alley-oop Dunkel
Draft at the source. Beautiful clear golden ruby color, thick tan head. Solid lacing. Aroma of caramel biscuit. Taste is bittersweet peppery caramel. Nice.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Travlr
4.1
Free State Black Wolf
Draft at the source. Jet black color, brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is burnt espresso. Great body. Delicious.
Friday, April 29, 2016

RobertDale
3.5
Free State Squeeze Play Pils
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a clear gold with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma of malt and tropical. Taste is malt, grain, and tropical fruit. Nice hoppy Pilsener.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

theisti
3.9
Free State Comet IPA
4 oz mini goblet draft at Bier Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a clear golden with a foamy off white head that leaves behind great lace. The aroma is pungent resin, dank earth along with cracker malt. Fresh and bright The taste is the clean, fresh resin hop notes, with the crisp cracker malt and the super fresh dry finish. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation and a natural mineral resin finish. Nice, clean and tasty.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Terminus
4
Free State Stormwatch Dark Ale
Tap at brewery Pours deep amber hue a little lighter than most black ipaís. Nose is big pine resin chocolate notes. Flavors are famtastic. Lots of grapefruit leafy hops chocolate toasted malt. No metallic notes at all. Body is full yet easy somewhat crisp even. Long bitter finish grapefruit rinds and toasted malt. Fantastic stuff!
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

RobertDale
3.5
Free State Cherry Blossom
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish gold with a decent pinkish head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Taste is tart cherries, sweet cherries, and malt. Not too sour, but not too sweet. Enjoyed the balance. Nice to sip on.
Monday, April 04, 2016

bnokk
2.9
Free State Ad Astra Ale
APPEARANCE- Dark amber color, in the darker range for an Amber ale, which like. Head is nice, and laces well. FLAVOR- clean drinking ale flavor. Very little hop is evident (bittering or aroma).NOTES-This one surprised me a bit. It?s better than I anticipated.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

shigadeyo
3.2
Free State Ad Astra Ale
Weird mineral, slightly astringent aroma with some Sugar Daddy caramel lurking within; amber color, pale beige crown; toffee and caramel, brown sugar, fruity/berry quality in the middle, dried dates and other fruits; earthy bitterness in the finish, balanced overall; light medium body, ample carbonation; tastes far better than it smells, solid amber ale.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

RobertDale
3.6
Free State Black Wolf
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste is similar. Not over the top, but very nice to enjoy.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CopterScott
3.5
Free State Ironman Imperial Stout
Dark brown/black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor is the same.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

RobertDale
3.6
Free State Cameronís Treehouse IPA
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a darker copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, caramel, and malt. Very enjoyable.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

RobertDale
3.5
Free State Alley-oop Dunkel
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a dark golden red with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, nuts, and dark fruit. Enjoyable.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

RobertDale
3.5
Free State Elevenses Coffee Pale Ale
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish gold with a decent off-white head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and fruit. Taste is coffee, lemon, grapefruit, and malt. Interesting in a nice way.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

gregwilsonstl
3.6
Free State Owd Macs Imperial Stout
Smells boozy. Boozy. Hot. Woody. Tasted at dars for march madness. The Chris.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

ozzy70
3.5
Free State Old Backus Barleywine
12 oz. bottle. Poured murky brown, thin tan head. Aroma was fruity, plum and malty. Taste was bitter, peppery.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

beertholomeus
3
Free State Ad Astra Ale
Pours an amber brown color with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast and light fruit aroma. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, floral, slight fruit and nut flavor with a bit of astringency. Medium light body and medium carbonation. Astringent caramel finish.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

fluffy
3.4
Free State Ad Astra Ale
A really well done amber, probably too malty for some, but I thought the balance was perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 14, 2016

beertholomeus
3.2
Free State Oatmeal Stout
Pours a near black color with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, roasty malt and chocolate aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel, toffee and roasty finish.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

RobertDale
3.6
Free State Oak Backus
Sample at Kansas Craft Brewers Expo 2016. Comes reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, stone fruit, and oak. Nice.
Saturday, March 12, 2016

alexanderj
3.4
Free State Yakimaniac IPA
Bottle. Color was a cloudy amber tilted gold with an off white head. Aroma of orange, citrus, earth, and lemon. Lemon and earthy, but somewhat thin at times. Solid D
Friday, March 11, 2016

bnokk
3
Free State Oatmeal Stout
APPEARANCE- pours nice an black, looks fairly tin, the head is thin with fine-ish bubbles but laces really nicely. NOSE- slightest hint of roastiness. FLAVOR- clean with light body. Slight bit of roasty malts in the flavor too. Nice long deep flavors, almost char, that stays in my mouth for quite a while after the sip. The palate may be the high point for this beer.
Monday, March 07, 2016

RobertDale
3.5
Free State Fieldhouse ESB
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, grain, and fruit. Taste is malt, grain, and citrus. Kind of a mild ESB.
Monday, March 07, 2016

MetalNHopHead
4.2
Free State Oatmeal Stout
Free State Oatmeal Stout: a part of this complete breakfast, at least according to my Sunday ritual. Damn me if it wasnít the best part of it. This Oatmeal Stout pours a very dark brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of cocoa, licorice, cream, and toasted barley. Flavor had more of the same with some subtle coffee and a slightly bitter finish from the hops. Not the richest Oatmeal Stout in the world, but an exquisitely balanced one.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

MetalNHopHead
4.1
Free State Chili Mac
The Mole Stout phenomenon has been taking off big time in the world of craft beer. Still, a good one is damn hard to beat and not especially easy to come by. Chili Mac is one of the good ones. One of the really, really good ones. Lots of spice from Ancho, cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla. Yet, the integrity of the roasted malt body isnít spoiled. In fact, its umami character helps to tame the sweetness of the vanilla and cinnamon and plays up the smokiness in the pepper. None of Chili Macís components seem under-used or out of place. This is one to keep an eye on.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

HuskerTan
3.1
Free State Oak Backus
Draft/Fest. A- Pine, bitter. A- Mahogany color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Oak, subtle bitterness, complex. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- The oak is there but otherwise not much going on but some bitterness. Okay beer but I think the base beer is actually better.
Sunday, February 28, 2016

LilBeerDoctor
3.8
Free State Half Kimono IPA
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep red with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus, bitter earthy hops, light roast. Flavor of roasted malt, citrus, bitter hops, with a bitter charred malt finish. Interesting IPA (more of a black IPA really), very malty and roasted. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)
Sunday, February 28, 2016

LilBeerDoctor
3.8
Free State Yakimaniac IPA
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy dirty yellow with a white head. Aroma of perfume, floral hops, citrus, hop oils. Flavor of spicy earthy, tangy hops up front with tropical fruits and bitterness in the finish. I really like the hop profile in this one. Fruity, tangy, and earthy, very tasty! 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)
Sunday, February 28, 2016

HuskerTan
3.3
Free State Old Backus Barleywine
Draft/Fest. A- Oak, stone fruits. A- Mahogany color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Woody, rotten fruit, pear, peach. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bland finish. O- Iíd say this one is a bit overrated, but itís not entirely bad by any means. Just not the complexity I think it should have to make me say wow.
Sunday, February 28, 2016