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Fifty Niner - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Golden ale aged on oak staves and conditioned with Brett yeast.
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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 15
Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic at the brewery. Great sour bite.

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a good beer. Tastes like a ton of booze, vodka specifically. Not for me.

Photo of schimschim
3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Cork is extracted with barely a thwup.
Pours a deep saturated orange, with a visually viscous texture. Ploops into the glass with nary a bubble, maybe one or two max. No foam or lace, practically flat.

Smells sweet and musty, like wet hay soaked in old juice and mushrooms.
Taste is oddly sweet and slick, honey and mushrooms, hay and leather from the Brett, and a bit of oxidized malt. Full bodied and slick, flat with close to zero carbonation. Although I thought it was terrible, a certain mushroom loving cousin of mine enjoyed it.

Photo of dradair
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jdotswizz
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ThurmondTX
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of allengarvin
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: 3.25 - Surprisingly clear amber-gold, with hardly a hint of head.
S: 4.0 - The brett was detectable from the popping of the cork--it suffuses the beer, though there's also a strong malty sweetness.
T: 3.5 - Initial bitterness fades very quickly, leaving behind an oversweet beer. Brett is there, but not nearly as strong as in the aroma. I think all the malt covers it up.
M: 3.25 - Needs more carbonation! Lots more.
O: 3.5 - Too sweet, too tame, not enough interest otherwise.

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opens with a ever so slight pop

Pours an effervescent amber with a sliver of cream colored head. Average head retention & above average head retention

S: Sourness, a little bit old leather, pears & appleskins, all drop a bit off once warm

T: Sourness, Golden Delicious Apple, a little bit of funk & some white grape up front. Pears, funk & white grape juice as this warms, some oaky notes as well. Finishes with some oaky white wine kick, dryness & slightly muted sourness

MF: Medium bodied & very slight carbonation, warming

Drinks easy, a little more complexity is required to get the sour fanatics too excited, this works for me though, would be a good wild beer to break in novices with. The ABV is not noticeable at all

Photo of SadMachine
3.74/5  rDev 0%

Photo of crankdatank
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JRPBoulevard
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jera1350
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Great complexity, dry and fruity with lemon from the brett. Awesome beer.

Photo of jmryan8
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of PSU79
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 40ontarget
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of roblowther
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of denver10
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Fifty Niner from Odell Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.