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Otiose - The Bruery

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OtioseOtiose

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 62
Gots: 113 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-01-2013 21:41:09 | More by billab914
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California

4/5  rDev -1%

05-29-2013 23:03:59 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 21:53:20 | More by mdaschaf
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

05-22-2013 00:49:14 | More by warnerry
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dcloeren

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-20-2013 17:33:56 | More by dcloeren
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-19-2013 12:58:01 | More by Photekut
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-17-2013 08:02:08 | More by beernads
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from 2012 bottle into teku,
Roughly 1 year in the cellar

A: Rich brownish red with a fluffy off-white head. Carbonation is apparent from rising bubbles.

S: A tinge of sour on the now, but mostly vanilla and oak.

T: Tart up front. Disappointingly no guava in the taste, but I assume that it's faded with a year on this bottle. As it warms up lots a warm vanilla and tobacco. The barrel characters really shine nicely in this beer.

M: Like most The Bruery beers, great mouthfeel. Loads of fizzy carbonation without overpowering. Smooth, barrel character leaving a fruity tart aftertaste.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. At first I was expecting more tart along the lines of Oude Tart but with a year in the cellar this beer has really transformed into a nice oak aged sour with refreshing tartness but still lots of barrel character, esspecially as it warms up. The tobacco and vanilla and oak take over nicely.

05-15-2013 20:28:19 | More by mjohnson17
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notchucknorris

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-15-2013 04:42:39 | More by notchucknorris
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-15-2013 03:34:45 | More by Holland
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-14-2013 22:15:45 | More by moonknight31
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-12-2013 15:54:03 | More by coldmeat23
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-09-2013 00:44:28 | More by jeff1973
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-09-2013 00:38:29 | More by ubufan2112
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IPAyForHops

California

4/5  rDev -1%

05-02-2013 23:08:54 | More by IPAyForHops
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

04-30-2013 02:52:28 | More by gueuzedreg
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CanisMajor

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-28-2013 19:19:56 | More by CanisMajor
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-19-2013 07:41:38 | More by BrokenStones
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

04-09-2013 07:12:46 | More by dhbiker0889
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Rinkor16

California

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%

Enjoyed with my 2 brothers and sister-in-law.

A: A dark brownish red with very little head around the edge.

S: Smells of fruit and a little funk. Not quite sure what fruit...

T: Fruity and then instantly tart. The Guava isn't really noticeable. I can't quite pick it out.

M: Medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation.

O: I enjoyed it. I wouldn't seek it out, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

04-05-2013 18:06:10 | More by Rinkor16
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%

750 ml bottle. Pours dark reddish amber with a creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet and sugary acidic sourness with some fruit.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts with some fruity tartness. There's quite a bit of acidity and some wood and some mouth-puckering sourness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice sour. A little too sweet for me.

04-04-2013 05:40:10 | More by Beaver13
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

04-01-2013 15:47:34 | More by oldp0rt
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jriggins6

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

04-01-2013 12:19:13 | More by jriggins6
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -1%

03-30-2013 04:07:37 | More by BAsbill
Otiose from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.