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Otiose - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 63
Gots: 114 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012)
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A: A deep hazy brown that has a tinge of ruby to it. There is a very white lacy head.

S: There is a sour apple estery aroma. There is both sweet and sour aromas present.

T: Incredibly complex flavors. There is a sharp sour flavor that starts this off. There is some fruit flavors of grapefruit, guava, and grape in the middle. To finish it off, there is a sweet caramel malt flavor present.

M: A thick silky smooth body with a ton but pleasant amount of carbonation.

O: Great beer. Worth getting and trading for.

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The nose has vinegar, oak, acetic sourness, tart sour fruit.

The flavor follows with strong vinegar, vinous notes, tartness, and then the beer suddenly explodes into a fresh tropical guava note. The guava and tropical grapefruit notes really flavor off the tartness well. A light sweetness on the finish.

A really interesting beer that utilizes guava very well.

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Otiose from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.