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Fifty Niner - Odell Brewing Company

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65 Ratings

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

Semi-expressive brett throughout, ranges from lemon pith to lavender. Semi-dry palate, bread crust and dried grass from the malt. Peppery with a growing alcoholic warmth. BTW this beer is 10% abv. Hint of funk, more spice and alcohol warmth in the finish. Good use of oak. This is brew is huge, treat it as such even though a beer drinker like me may want to take more than a sip. Was hoping for bit more dryness ...

Jason, Aug 26, 2014
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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +6.7%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet malts with some tropical fruit and brett.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits and some earthy brett with some alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I love the brett and tropical fruit. The alcohol is a little harsh.

Beaver13, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured a lovely clear golden body with thin ring of foam, but no real head. A rather nice looking ale that could do with a touch more head. Scents of mild Brett funk, barnyard-like and nicely sour, a nice fruity aroma that is moderate in intensity, with notes of strawberry, tangerine and orange flesh, a nice sweet Belgian malt aroma that is a bit reminiscent of sugar cookies, and a medium-low level of spicy phenols with notes of clove and white pepper. Overall impression is of a very fruity Belgian Golden that mingles with some nice spicy and malty aromas, with Brett adding a nice depth. Flavor begins medium-sweet with notes of mango, sweet, sugar cookie-like malt, a low level of alcohol and very faint, low levels of Brett funk. This moves into a still medium-sweet middle with a light bitterness added, a medium-low level of alcohol, continuing sugar cookie sweetness, mango, fruity esters and a bit of spicy phenols clove and white pepper. Finish is medium-sweet with notes of spicy phenols, medium-low alcohol, and faint fruity esters. Aftertaste is sugar cookie and doughy malt and a faint low level of herbal bitterness and some white pepper. Overall impression is of a rather sweet, somewhat boozy, modestly phenolic Belgian that unfortunately lacks a bit in Brett character and is a bit too muted in fruit for my tastes. Still a solid flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth, easy drinking mouthfeel hiding its ABV. Overall impression is of a nice, full, easy drinking Belgian Golden. Overall this is a nice Belgian Golden ale. The addition of Brett helps the aroma but doesn't carry into the flavor as of yet. It is still nicely complex and very pleasant and worth trying.

Auraan, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

LXIXME, Aug 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +17.3%

RDW, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Snow81, Sep 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

jheezee, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Gonzoillini, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

BKotch, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

GRG1313, Sep 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4%

jaydoc, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

bigbeers84, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.1%

MimDIPA, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

kalebharris, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

JohnBender, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear orange pour with a small bubbly white head that fades away quickly. Aroma is mildly sour with some orange. Taste has a bit of alcohol upfront with tastes of oak, yeast, honey, and light lemon. Medium body also has faint hints of bread and caramel. Expected it to be sour and it really wasn't.

Karibourgeois, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

KlayWey, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

drewone, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

SocalKicks, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

A: Pours a hazed and vibrant golden/orange color. A two finger, creamy looking white head forms with good retention and spiderweb looking lace.
S: The nose is of juicy tropical fruits. Peppery spice, some funky Brett, and light wood aromas. Well balanced, and inviting.
T: Tropical fruits again. Lightly tart, a bit sweet, and really juicy. Peppery spice, and the Brett is apparent and well incorporated. Wood flavors are a bit more noticeable as well. I love how well balanced everything is.
M/D: A medium body with lively carbonation. Effervescent and crisp, though smooth at the same time. At 10% this is big, but there is only a hint of warming alcohol in the finish. Really enjoyable and easy to sip on.

This reminds me of a bigger, slightly sweeter version of Orval. The balance is great, with lots of character from the yeast. I need to get more of this.

champ103, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of cvm4
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a hazy orange body with translucent edges. Fizzy eggshell colored head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Okay retention and lacing.

S - Sweet malts, tropical fruits, brett aromas abound, funk and light oak. The aromas are great, just a tad too sweet.

T - Bready sweet malts, earthy brett and funk on the front. Develops to ripe tropical fruits and a sweet honey taste at the end. The 10% abv heat creeps in as the beer warms.

F - Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Has a dry finish.

O - Tasty beer with the tropical fruits and brett playing against one another.

cvm4, Sep 28, 2014
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Fifty Niner from Odell Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.