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Otiose - The Bruery

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 64
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

amrozga, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

imperialking, May 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

rtaps, May 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

tjfinkle, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

orangesol, May 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

AlexM, May 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

DoctorB2B, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rudy, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

CelticAleMan, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Miamilice, May 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

kevboat, May 23, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

DovaliHops, May 18, 2012
Photo of craytonic
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

craytonic, May 15, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed at Provisions May 12, 2012

Appearance. Pours a deep, dark and hazy red-brown with over two fingers of pale orangy-tan head that lasts a while and leaves some decent lacing.

Smell. Sour green grapes, sweet red apples and yes, some guava, but I doubt I would have picked up the guava specifically without knowing it was in there. Some nice woody funk is there too.

Taste. Nice sour and tart fruits. Apples, berries, lemons, and some tropical exotic fruits too. Some light funk and wood.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with a medium amount of fine and smooth carbonation.

Overall. A very nice beer. Sour, and nice unique fruit flavours here. Loved it.

Rutager, May 14, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep red with a couple fingers of frothy white head. spotty lacing down the glass.

Lots of tartness in the aroma. Don't pick up much guava, but there is some citrus and a little darker malt to go along with the usual bugs.

Similar flavors to the aroma. Some bready malt. A little bit of citrus and tropical fruit although guava is not one I pick up on. There is some oak and sourness.

High carbonation levels. Medium bodied. Would not have guessed this one was 8.2%

Enjoyable beer although I've had better. I enjoyed the flavors, but yet again fail to get guava out of a beer that supposedly has it.

jmarsh123, May 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

mhaugo, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

kjkinsey, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Domeshot14, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rollzroyce21, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerHunter76, May 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Texasfan549, May 07, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours mahogany with a large somewhat fizzy and frothy off-white head. Leaves a bunch off spotty disorganized lacing.

S: Acetic acid, brown malt, light fig, minor citrus.

T: Oak a malt heavy, with a definite acetic acid play, malt vinegar. Similar to a lot of other The Bruery sours. Some tropicality, but a real secondary flavour, the guava is hard to find.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy carbonation, balanced medium acidity. Fairly easy drinking for how big it is. The 8.2% never really comes into play.

O: A good sour beer, but for $20/bottle, I expect some more than just good.

Halcyondays, May 05, 2012
Photo of Gobzilla
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark brown in color with slight brown highlights and had a thin head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: noticed some acidic vinegary notes upon the first whiff with mild funk, slight citrus, and barely any guava character.

T: the guava character was more apparent on the taste but still mild alongside slight funk, a tad of citrus, some acidity, and pleasent tart accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a mild funky, slight fruity, citrusy, acidic, a nd tart finish.

O: I thought it was solid all around and definitely would get my hands on some more. Good job

Gobzilla, May 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

wyatt, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BrewtifulMind, Apr 25, 2012
Otiose from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.