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Fifty Niner - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Golden ale aged on oak staves and conditioned with Brett yeast.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-22-2014)
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Great complexity, dry and fruity with lemon from the brett. Awesome beer.

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To commemorate the westward gold seekers who sought much more than gold, but happiness largely embarked upon hardship instead. But if they had stumbled upon an ale such as this along their way, actual gold would have been the last thing on their minds.

Fifty Niner pours with a delightfully hazed copper gold hue. In its charge of racing and zesty carbonation, it floods the nose with earthen and fruity aromas before falling rather quickly. Dried tropical fruit, piquant citrus and an heady whiff of sea air and weathered wood decorate the scent.

Its bold honey and caramel sweetness lavishly caresses the palate as elements of toasted pecan and almond attach to earthy sweetness. Medium-full in body, the wild ale carries a thin barleywine sweetness that is easily overlooked because of its pithy citrus bitterness, its musken brine, its cellar-like pungency, and its uncomfortable yet charming leather character. Dehydrated pineapple, apple and apricot offer a unique sweetness and fruitiness to an ale that's normally reserved to more sour and dry distinction.

Its full and sweet finish is accompanied with a bitter citrus offset and a powdery wood character. However, its strength is rarely felt or tasted until a thin spiciness of vodka-like alcohol presents itself. Its overall display of earth and must is quite compelling, but on such a sweet base is rather polarizing- a sweet base that extended cellaring will surely handle kindly.

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Fifty Niner from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.