Odell Double Pilsner - Odell Brewing Company

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425 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 29
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russpowell on 06-23-2006)
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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Vasdef42 for the hookup on this and other Odell beers!

Appearance was clear and golden with a 1 finger white head that retained itself well.

Aroma included a moderate level of spicy hop aroma and equally present pilsner graininess. Slightly sweet. Would liked to have more hop presence to counteract the sweetness.

Flavor included a malty sweetness with some melanoidin-type character. Reminiscent of a doppelbock with a grape-like flavor. Moderate level of bitterness, bordering on mid-high and lingering on into the medium-dry finish. A little sweet for a pilsner, I think a drier finish might help clear that up and bring about the crispness we expect for the style. Floral/spicy hop flavor. A little munich malt (I think).

Medium-bodied with a slightly syrupy nature that felt out of place. Moderate-high carbonation level left some effervescence on the tongue. Very slight astringency.

Overall I enjoyed the beer. I'd say it's a little too sweet but there was a range of character in the flavor. Could benefit from being drier, getting some more hop aroma, and clearing up that syrupy texture in the mouthfeel.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Huffaroma
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Glibber
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

About a half an inch of white froth that laced the glass quite well. A light straw color, slightly cloudy and well carbinated. Not much of an aroma, and a very light taste with florals and some alcohol. Some hops come out on the back end. I thought it was a pretty good beer for the style- not may favorite style, but a decent beer.

Photo of SamN
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From notes

A- Sparklingly clear. Macro yellow, but more golden and deeper color. Average head- thins to 1/4 inch. Active carbonation, very lively. Great color, clarity.

S- Excellent pilsner smell- toasty light grains, surprisingly little hops aroma- very slight bitter notes. Backdrop of pears. Very nice.

T- Cloying sweetness, thick tastes. Pilsner grains, heavily hopped but not abrasive in profile. Tastes exactly like you'd think a double pilsner would taste. Cons? Overly sweet, thick bitter finish and sludge like thickness. Not a refreshing pilsner at all.

M- Medium body, light carbonation. Pulls very smoothly. Very good!

D- Too thick and overly bittersweet for drinking more than one at a time. Not a terribly drinkable brew.

Photo of benito
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle that I picked up at the brewery yesterday. An odd side note--my entire six pack was labeled upside down. I'll have to look at some other six packs to see if this is a real oddity or some strange
marketing ploy. In either case, maybe I should hang onto a few of these bottles. Imagine how valuable an errata first edition Odell Double Pilsner bottle might be if Odell bottles are worth something someday...

Odell's Double Pilsner is a bright golden with a creamy white head and lots of carboanation. It has that shimmering beauty of a great pilsner-- true eye candy. The bouquet has a heavy breadiness and a sugary aroma as well. There's no sign of a hop presence. There are also light notes of sulfur.

It has a dominant grape flavor up front that slowly melds into a peppery, bitter finish. The balance between the initial sweetness and the later dryness masks the strength of this beer (and it's strong!). What's more,
I really like the simplicity of flavors--this is a strong pilsner that still honors its original style roots. Emminently drinkable; and very dangerous because of its strength.

Odell has done a great job with this one. With this brew in their line-up, they continue to build their case as one of the most underrated breweries in North America.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MrKennedy
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Mikkeller tulip. Big thanks to mulder1010 for sending this back from vacation in Colorado!

Pours a very clear, golden colour with a nice white head of foam that falls away just a touch quicker than expected.

Nice floral aroma, some biscuity, bready malt comes through along with noble style hops. Touch of grassiness as well. I kind of wish i could order a german lager that smells like this!

Solid palate of sweet malt that retains good consistency and balance. Some alcohol is present, but for an 8.1% ABV imperial pilsner it masks it better than most.

Clean, consistent mouthfeel with a body that matches the size of the flavour and style well. Nice balanced finish to it.

Overall a good imperial pilsner from a brewery that i am loving more and more with everything i come across from them.

Photo of pmccallum86
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small white colored head.

Smell is full earthy notes with light malt.

Taste is a little muddled, there is quite a bit going on and it's tastes a little messy at first. Its kind of like a big boozy pilsner with a sweet malt finish. Very interesting but not exceptional.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, light carbonation for a pilsner.

Drinkability is okay, fun to try but not sure I'd seek it out again.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jar2574
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow, with a 1/2 inch head that retains its form decently.

Great pilsner smell. One of the best smelling pilsners I've ever had. Sweet malts, but bittery hops as well.

Buttery, sweet taste, with some hops to spice things up. Honey for the sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. Thicker than a usual pilsner, but I suppose that's to be expected. Very smooth. Less hoppiness than most pilsners, but it's less skunky smelling/tasting than most pilsners as well.

A very interesting brew. I give it extra points for originality, because I've never had anything quite like it. I think I'll have another.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my girlfriend for picking this up cause she knew i wanted it!

A-Very typical small head small lace

S-More than I thought going on here can smell the hops, grain and some degree of sweetness as well like a fig or grape

T-Bready and grainy but also a supriingly sweet taste followed by a alcohol and hop kick no real lingering finish just kinda goes down with a slight burn.

M-A little overcarbonated medium body overall pretty smooth

D-Not one I would want all the time but being that its limited release I woul pick up a 6 everytime it comes around

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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a big, fluffy white head that lingers and laces well.

Smells of toasty malt, spicy hops, and spicy yeast.

Tastes of spicy hops with some nice lightly toasted malt creeping in. The yeast character is there but enhances the spice. A slight touch of biterness is nice.

The mouthfeel is smooth...really smooth. This one goes down impossibly easy.

I can only think of one or two other Pilsners I'd enjoy this much. Another job well done here.

Odell Double Pilsner from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.