Freigeist Bierkultur
Formerly brewed at Gasthaus-Brauerei Braustelle

Style: Porter
Stolberg, Germany


on tap


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
DDR-porter with salt and Brettanomyces

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottled (backlog). Black colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, some funk as well as some strangeness (maybe the salt?). Flavour is rather similar, but has a very big sourness along to the malty, roasted and chocolaty side of it. Works surprisingly well in the flavour, but the aroma was rather strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
2011. The head is unstable, the body black. It smells roasty, special, sour-salty. The taste is roasty, sour-salty, fruity-salty, special, interesting but not that easy to drink..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (3179) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo. Mayo de 2012. Cerveza muy peculiar. Los brettanomyces y la maduracin en roble se nota bastante dndole un toque bastante cido que domina sobre las maltas tostadas y torrefactas. Muy peculiar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The smell is roasty, malts, dark fruits, and tart. The look is reddish brown in color with a tan head and clear. The taste is fruits, acidic, tart, and ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15822) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2013
375ml bottle (Bierkompass webshop) (BB2012-06, drunk 2013-10)
On opening and pouring theres a clear acidity, though fortunately not aceticity. Smells quit like a Harveys (Le Coq) RIS in the glass, bit of plumminess. Black, but no head no matter how its poured. In the mouth quite winey. Roasty base pleasant in the mouth, but its a very complex taste, and the roast is not the most important part at all. Sharp, but carbonation is very low. Acidity rules the roost - quite a bite. Only get a little saltiness in the finish later, curious. Late finish is dry old hops, nut papers, a little woody, some slight ashiness. Quirky, and interesting. I normally dont like soured stouts, but this is is pretty OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (6876) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 17082012. Colour is almost black with no head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, roasted malts and sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3698) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2012
The beer is near black with an inch of creamy, sand colored head. The aroma offers ripened dark fruits (plums, figs, raisins), half and half, sourdough bread perhaps. There is definitely a sour component to this beer. While unorthodox, I dont find it off putting, per se. It seems as though my serving is a better sample than those of other reviewers. Decent, though one glass is plenty. Interesting and worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rulas3 (109) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2012
Apariencia: mucho cuerpo, color marrn muy oscuro, casi negro, nada de carbnico y corona completamente inexistente. Aroma: muy ligero pero complejo, toque funky, vinagre de Mdena, nada de torrefactos. Sabor: muy curiosa, funky, vino tinto, vinagre de mdena, torrefactos, punto salado, muy interesante y curiosa, gana mucho cuerpo. Alcohol muy bien integrado, retrogusto no muy largo, punto picante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (6880) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2012
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, BB 02-2012. Almost black colour, no head. Aroma of sauerkraut first, later more rich chocolate, less sour, some tar. Flavour is sour, chocolate, dark fruits, light salty, hard roasted malts, fruity ver sour lemon/acid finish. Light-bodied, no carbonation. I like the chocolate, but the sourness is overpowering imo. Too sour for me, and not very Bretty imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Poured a watery looking very dark brown oil-like with a minimal frothy tan head which disappeared almost instantly. Aroma is sour and vinous. Flavour is quite a muted sourness with a hint of roast malt. Minimal sour aftertaste. Not particularly appealing.

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