Freigeist Bierkultur
Brewed at Vormann Brauerei

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
oaked imperial sour brewed with salt

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20128) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - Session 1. Pours clear, red-brown with a creamy, off-white head. The nose has some toffee, ripe berries. Medium sweet flavour with notes of old wood, faint tangy ripe berries, toasted sugars, further toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, faintly tangy, with more old fruits, berries, leather. Nice stuff overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (3283) - GREECE - NOV 13, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Dark brown color with off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, tart fruity, dark fruits, winous, spicy, caramel, bread. Sweet, bitter and light acidic taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Draft sample. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart fruit and sour aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium sour flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate duration. Soft for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (9827) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Draft at Dutchs. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, chocolate, oak, light tart, vinous, a hint of smoke, sweeter, not much sour, I echo the others from Cincy in that it was odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (8563) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Draft to taster at Dutchs. Looks solid; a translucent amberish brown with light beige head. Smells tart and oaky with some chocolate and coffee. Some dark fruit as well. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Medium-bodied on the palate. Subpar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
On tap at Dutchs. Very dark brown, near-black color, in this dim lighting. Nice thin tan head, leaving good splotches of lace. At first, a surprising amount of dark fruit, and some licorice in the flavor, not entirely pleasant but not awful.. Caramel flavor, hint of chocolate, and some musty oxidization. Seeing some of the berry, plum, mushroom, steak sauce, and mild smoke flavors that other raters mentioned. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, barely tart, and maybe a hint of salt? Cant decide if its too much salt or not enough. Mild to moderate savory. Bigger body, kind of slick and syrupy. Lighter carbonation. OK, kind of interesting to sip on, but not great. Not tasty. Mostly weird. Would be better if this was more sour probably, just too sweet for the style which seems to bring out the weird parts of the aroma, theres nothing cutting that sweetness. Certainly interesting & unique, though. 12oz was way too much. 6oz would have been plenty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Draught @ Real Gastropub, Honolulu. Reddish-brown. Smokey, lightly woody, light grape character, maybe plum, fruity taste...really weird, like sprinkling li hing on Islay malt. Bit of tartness in the finish. Totally crazy, only nerds would get this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7929) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12oz pour at OLAR comes a hazy amber with some frothy, lacing cream colored head. Nose has a lot of red grape, chocolate, cherry, something vinous, herbal too, some vermouth. Flavor is tart, cherry, chocolate, mild citrus, vinous, mildly earthy, tobacco leaf. Full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4433) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Looks really good this. A big near everlasting dark beige lacing head over a nut brown/mild brown thing - that is the body. The aroma is not hard to identify even if the glass in on the table and Im in a hall with 1000 smelling beer geeks. Its really woody and red berry infused. A sharp brett sourness. A little vinegar hint as well. Nice. Its really dark and roasted in the taste and compared with the slightly wood acidity it makes sense. Tones of both chocolate and coffee here. Malt vinegar. Soft to average prickling. Ending lingering. Nice one!. 02.05.2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, 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.

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