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


on tap

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
500mL bottle as "Freigeist Ottekolong." Nose lightly sweet of the candyish variety, juicy grassy and herbal hops, light citrus and grain. Pours clear golden with an abundance of very fine carbonation and a sizable sudsy white head, looks beautiful in the Stange. Very pleasant, soft maltiness with spike of candy sweetness and grain, pale malt and light citrus. Hops exude a bit more perfume on the tongue, maintain faint grass and juicier aspects. Clean if a little hot, light bitterness revealed by the end. Pretty good one, seems to have withstood the trans-Atlantic voyage pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
graziano85 (458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 30, 2014
Orange/amber hazy colour with a medium compact head. Smell is hoppy with bready notes. Taste is dry, with a definite hoppyness, I would say also licorice. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle pours hazy gold with rich foamy head. Nice lacing. Melon, earth, straw, biscuit. Light bitterness and sweetness. Medium creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Hazy light orange - thick, frothy lace - very tasty and interesting take on the style - full, frothy texture in the mouth - dry, toasty maltiness (a mixture and bready and crackery character) - light tangy acidity through the middle is followed by a mild balancing sweetness - moderate earthiness and crusty bread is followed by a complex finish of hop character (peppery character, moderate bitterness, tropical fruit) - my words are not really doing this justice, but this is one tasty beer - I love Freigeist!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a bit of doughy malt with some grass and lemon. Flavor is pretty decent. Big chewy, creamy, yeasty malt with some grassy hop to finish things off. Very malt heavy for a lager style but they make it work. Not my favorite style but this is one of the better ones. I guess an un-filtered kolsch is the way to go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4247) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Dobry kolsch, z bojna piana i przyznam ze pierwszy raz niefiltrowanego kolscha pilem. Przyjemne tresciwe, a jednoczesnie orzezwiajace. Piana naprawde spora i trwala. Mglistosc i metnosc porzadna. Skromna buteleczka kapslowana z jedna tylko etykieta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3686) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
500mL bottle purchased at City Beer Store. The aroma has some sweet graham cracker notes present. Light mineral without much else. Seems a little on the sweet side. Unfiltered, moderately hazy golden body with a nice, strong, fairly large white head present. Starts with a pretty grassy, herbal, and aggressive hop bitterness. Light malt biscuit character in the middle, before the hops become way overbearing later on. Quite herbal, and much more bitter than I would expect a Kolsch to be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (19863) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 1, 2014
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, grasig, herb. Geschmack malzig, getreidig, minimal herb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Braustelle, Koln, Germany, Friday 28th March 2014 Pours yolky yellow very cloudy with a slim white, clean head. Soft mouthfeel but good bitterness, hoppy and with a lovely citrussy (but not pushy) tang, lemony, mmhhh...great stuff just the right amount of bite. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6344) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours golden orange with a good sized white head. The aroma has spicy / grassy hops, mild caramel malt, modest toast, hints of bread and cereal. It has a medium body with decent amount of gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with dry caramel malt, paper, earthy/spicy hops and crackers. The finish adds some minerals and a bit more hops. There is a lingering dryness. Pretty nice.

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