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Otiose - The Bruery

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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 66
Gots: 113 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Otiose is an English word (pronounced ‘oh-shus’) which means “without practical purpose.” It was a beer developed by our brewers during a rare space in the brewing schedule simply to satisfy their own cravings for a sour brown ale fermented with guava. Rich with tropical notes and balanced by a mellow roast, this beer brings your mind directly to a decadent Hawaiian luau, complete with the roasted pig.
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Ratings: 330 | Reviews: 65
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4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a Goose Island stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark red brown color with 1+ finger of a light tan head with good retention. When held up to light, body is clear with good visible carbonation.

Smell: Sour cherry, oak, leather, brown bread, tropical fruit, lacto, mild earth and vanilla.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Medium clean sourness with mildly roasted malt, cherry, oaky red wine, dark fruit and leather. Maybe a hint of vanilla in the finish as well. Not much in the way of guava though.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft, creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Fairly dry finish.

Overall: Really impressed by this one. I my expectations weren't super high for this one, but it ended up being one of the better Bruery sours I've tried and gives a nice twist on a traditional sour brown ale. Definitely worth trying.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Otiose from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.