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Otiose - The Bruery

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90
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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 61
Gots: 115 | 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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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-03-2012 17:47:40 | More by afksports
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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

Served from bottle into a Bruery tulip (proper!). Poured a massively dark brown with a two finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, tart cherry, wood, guava, and subtle vinegar. The flavor was of sweet malt, vinegar, tart, sour, wood, fruit, tart cherry, dark fruit, and subtle passion fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The look on this one really reminded me of Consecration if I am honest. There was really a lot going on in this one to keep your nose and palate guessing what to expect next. The carbonation was a little high from what I am used to but still helped to make the brew a little more palatable as it felt like scrubbing bubbles on your tongue. It you like Consecration, you owe it to yourself to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 10:48:09 | More by thagr81us
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axeman9182

New Jersey

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

750 mL bottle, thanks to JRSD for getting it out to me. It was poured into my Bruery tulip.

The Bruery's Otiose pours a very dark brown, while still falling noticeably short of black. The beer lightens to chestnut along the edge of the glass, and supports three fingers or so of khaki colored foam. Head retention is good, though lacing is very spotty. The nose is fairly balanced between acidity and tropical fruits, with a healthy dash of oak woven in to complete the picture. A lightly citric tartness is much dominant in the flavor profile, though dulled from being overbearing by the guava fruitiness. Oak is still present, but a bit more muted than in the nose. No real funk to speak of, this is one wild ale that's all sour. The body is nicely dry for an 8% plus beer, with a lightly bubbly carbonation. When I first read the description for Otiose, I wasn't particularly enthused. The Bruery's turned out a very solid sour beer with this offering though.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 05:44:54 | More by axeman9182
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-30-2012 02:27:26 | More by ms11781
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-29-2012 18:35:25 | More by bsuedekum
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-28-2012 06:15:37 | More by GRG1313
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft in New York City.

Appearance is red-brown, small off white head. Its` nose has cherry, oak and vinegar; a decent amount of a tart aspect. The taste is tropical fruit, some more cherry and vinegar, pretty sour. It is rounded out by that wood and a sweetness. Mouthfeel is acidic with tannins and a dry finish. All things considered, a good sour beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 17:14:47 | More by mltobin
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majaqua

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-23-2012 06:36:33 | More by majaqua
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micstache

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-15-2012 21:11:15 | More by micstache
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aasher

Indiana

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

This bottle was courtesy of either Rempo or claaark13. Regardless, huge thanks to both of them since they were both kind enough to hook me up with bottles.

This beer pours a light medium bodied dark, dirty brown in color with a one finger creamy beige colored head. The head dissipated within a couple minutes. The nose is nice, with some slight brown malty sweetness and a light slightly acetic tartness. It has a fleshy fruit character but I wouldn't necessarily say that it's guava. The oak is apparent and it also features fleshy white grape skins and has a nice level of sour resonating in the after taste. It drinks fine for the style and the alcohol isn't present but it does have a slight vinegar tinge as you go on. Overall this is a decent sour brown. I didn't buy it so I don't know the price point but I am glad that I have another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 02:49:35 | More by aasher
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hickmancase

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-08-2012 06:43:06 | More by hickmancase
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-04-2012 13:44:36 | More by AleWatcher
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amrozga

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-02-2012 20:33:27 | More by amrozga
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

05-31-2012 02:55:50 | More by imperialking
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rtaps

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-29-2012 19:23:47 | More by rtaps
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tjfinkle

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-29-2012 18:16:44 | More by tjfinkle
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-29-2012 15:49:10 | More by orangesol
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AlexM

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-27-2012 22:57:10 | More by AlexM
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

05-27-2012 04:04:43 | More by DoctorB2B
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Rudy

California

4/5  rDev -1%

05-26-2012 21:30:29 | More by Rudy
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-26-2012 06:40:57 | More by CelticAleMan
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Miamilice

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-26-2012 03:49:34 | More by Miamilice
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kevboat

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-22-2012 23:40:23 | More by kevboat
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DovaliHops

California

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown that looks ruby red when held up to the light. Large, cream colored white head that takes some time to go down. Scent is quite tart with some red wine vinegar. Quite the acidic aroma. Not much guava…but definitely some oak and cherries. Taste is where the quava comes in…still was hoping for more though. Lovely acidic notes with a ton of oak and some red wine characteristics. Not overly sour, with a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some gum reducing acid feel. Drinkability is high…alcohol is WELL hidden. Overall, not the best sour from the bruery…but a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 08:11:53 | More by DovaliHops
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: brown mahogany pour, small head
Smell: A bit acidity, some tart and funky notes but very simple, not that complex
Taste: Oak, vinegar, malts. I didn't get any guava and found it a bit one-dimensional
Mouthfeel: medium body, perhaps a bit heavy and the carbonation is a notch too high
Overall: Not that impressive, I prefer la folie or something similar.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 18:28:57 | More by craytonic
Otiose from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.