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Otiose - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 61
Gots: 114 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. Making our way through some nice Bruery beers tonight. Served in a Bruery tulip of course.

The beer is dark maple brown with an inch of tan head. Lasting retention and ample lacing.

The aroma brings mango, lacto properties, citrus, tropical fruits.

The flavor imparts some dark malt, with tropical fruits and a subtle bubble gum character. A bit of alcohol and sourness in the finish.

Sufficiently tart. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Overall, this was fun and enjoyable. A solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 01:22:32 | More by Huhzubendah
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Good white head. Nice lacing. Dark reddish body.

Smell - Fruity. I guess it's guava, but I don't know that I'd know that without reading the label. More raspberry to me. Acidic.

Taste - Intense acidity. Demolishes the fruitiness. It comes back to a cherry flavor in the finish, but this is a sour bomb.

Mouthfeel - Very acidic and dry. Overly so and at the expense of the flavors I'd like to come out more.

Overall - Doesn't live up to its aroma. Sourness kills the flavor. Otherwise clean and decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 23:29:47 | More by Alieniloquium
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-27-2012 07:05:36 | More by beerpadawan
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-26-2012 21:20:39 | More by Callmecoon
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scottiethebody

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-24-2012 19:10:26 | More by scottiethebody
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

thanks to egrace84 for sharing this beer! Thanks elliot!

Appearance: medium brown bodied beer with off white almost tan head.

Smell: Fruity, vinegar, tartness.

Taste: Mild tart with moderate vinegar presence. The guava doesnt quite taste like gauva; its more of a vague sugary fruit that actually helps to balance the tart and vinegar. The barrel give a hint of wood notes closer to the finish of the beer.

Mouthfeel: light end of a medium bodied beer and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Had CCB Guava grove(the sour version of the beer) a long time ago and did not think much of that beer. This beer is a huge improvement from the previous mentioned CCB beer. All that said with my second guava tried; I am not yet convinced that gauva is that greatest choice for a specific fruit to brew with. Still open to trying other beers brewed with guava though.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 18:39:24 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

08-22-2012 08:25:27 | More by Beeradelphia
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Duff27

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half inch tan head On a reddish brown body. Leaves a collar and a little lacing.

ReTARTed smelling. Fruits!

"Vinegary guava sour." Nice fruity notes. Tame tartness, I'd give it a 3 on the 10 point sour scale.

Well carbonated, medium to medium-thin mouthfeel.

Pretty nice beginner sour here with good flavor. Hides the alcohol well. Don't expect world class and you won't be let down.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 23:43:08 | More by Duff27
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-21-2012 21:32:57 | More by mothman
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kk73

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-21-2012 07:54:44 | More by kk73
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

08-20-2012 17:26:06 | More by FullObs
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From being a RS member. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip, split with my brother tonight.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Some light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of sour dark fruits, oak, guava, some tropical fruits like passion fruit, acidic, and vinegar. Nice and sour, more sour vinegar than fruity.

t - Tastes of sour dark fruits, oak, spice, guava, vinegar, fruity malts, and passion fruit again. Lots of vinegar; again, nice and sour.

m - Medium body and high carbonation. Some acidity in the mouthfeel.

o - Overall a pretty good sour beer, though I preferred Sans Pagaie. I found SP a nicer mix of fruit and sourness, while this leaned more towards vinegar and sourness. Still a nice beer I enjoyed, and look forward to my other bottles of it.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 05:08:21 | More by mdfb79
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 8.4.12

A - Pours a dark brown-orange with a small light tan head that lingers around.

S - Not much, some hard to place sweetness and a slight funk.

T - Smooth funky tartness, sweetness from the guava.

D - Good carbonation with a medium to light body.

O - Subtle sour funk and a nice sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 05:43:43 | More by HuskyinPDX
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AApparel

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-05-2012 22:31:50 | More by AApparel
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schlafly snifter from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice dark mahogany brown with a nice 1 inch very light tan head. There are some dense bubbles but they aren't as sticky and as it recedes it doesn't really leave lacing.

Tons of fruit sour notes start off with some nice vinegar notes as well. The fruit sweetness is very delicate but delicious. I can definitely notice the dark sugary notes of the guava fruit. The sweetness and tart vinegar notes play well together and there are some nice yeasty notes as well.

Flavor is intensely tart. Very strong vinegar notes with some malty grain notes and slight roast. There are some slight sweet fruit notes in the taste but they get overwhelmed mostly by the tartness. As the beer warms however they come to a better balance with the underlain sweetness. Woody notes are also perceived. The sweetness is definitely deep and reminiscent of the guava fruit. Body is crisp, tart and dry with some slight funk to it.

Pretty good sour but then again The Bruery knows how to brew them. Nice intense tartness. Not for the sour newbs but very well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 22:57:53 | More by JoEBoBpr
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown that's just about black with a huge fluffy beige head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top and lots of stickies on the sides. Smells of sour and funk. Sweaty horse blankets meets tart cherries and lemons with a distant but solid aroma of dark sugary malt. The flavor is quite tart, lots of lemon and lactic acid up front. There's a solid brown sugar and caramel malt backing and some distant hints of vanilla and oak. Tart tropical fruit and a hint of earth rounds out the flavor quite nicely. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and sweet tart puckering mouthfeel. Nice American sour ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 23:24:30 | More by johnnnniee
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

08-01-2012 16:59:05 | More by JMRSN
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown/amber with a small amount of off-white head

S - Sour, some funk and a big oak aroma.

T - Sour and lots of oak. Very dry. I can't pick out the guava at all. Although this was a very simple and uninteresting sour, it was one of the more drinkable ones that I have had. I enjoyed this one despite its lack of complexity.

M - Light to med body. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 22:15:02 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery tulip because I could. Beer is dark brown and hazy with a soft off white head of small bubbles some retention an some lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is bright and sour with a malic sort of sourness with a mild tannic fruity and lactic aroma.

Beer is light in body and bright on the palate. Very carbonated. Beer has this nice tartness on the back end in the corners and is moderately sour. Beer is quite good. The guava isn't totally obvious though. Is have it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 14:38:02 | More by drabmuh
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-25-2012 01:36:15 | More by mmcnaughton
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-21-2012 21:30:18 | More by tbeq00
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womencantsail

California

3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Reserve Society Party 2012

Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. The guava comes through a bit too aggressively for my liking. It gives off an almost perfume quality to the nose. Tart vinegar and a mild malt and fruit sweetness. The perfume is even more...robust on the palate and is quite off-putting to me. A nice tartness along with the fruit notes and a touch of leather. Maybe some kiwi and passion fruit going on in there.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 21:04:02 | More by womencantsail
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

07-14-2012 21:41:04 | More by nmann08
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg, thanks Matt.

Pours a nice dark brown with crimson highlights on the edges and a fizzy off white ring of head.

The smell is great, it has a great dose of guava and tropical fruit mixed with a pleasant funk and oaked aroma. Nice vinegar tinged aroma.

The taste is also bursting with flavor, nice rush of tropic fruit, good amount but not great amount of funk, good malt note and some bitter sour finish.

The feel is good, but not amazing, wish it was more sour on the palates but it is juicy.

Certainly another great sour from the Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 02:06:18 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Brew33

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-11-2012 17:14:44 | More by Brew33
Otiose from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.