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Odell Double Pilsner - Odell Brewing Company

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very good

398 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

TubbyDullard, Feb 06, 2012
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of SpecialK088
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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

SpecialK088, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of TenHornsProud
4.08/5  rDev +6%
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.

TenHornsProud, May 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

bigdaddypolite, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Fugazme
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright, bright yellow... clarity is great... excellent 1/2" head with great staying power... hasn't moved a bit in nearly ten minutes...

Aroma is pretty earthy/grassy... some hints of wheat, even... herbal and only a hint of fruitiness... ripe apricot.

Smooth on the palate... crisp... not fully clean after the swallow.

Very fruity and sweet flavor... My first thought was "Juicy Fruit" gum... a touch of hop flavor lingers, but I'd like more... way to sweet for me.

Wish it had a touch more hop flavor to balance the sweetness, but overall a good beer... I would drink more...

Fugazme, May 16, 2007
Photo of gmcfarre
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a modified pilsner glass
Bottle is dated "2006 2"

A - Pours a brilliant clear straw color with a proper 1/2 inch white head that dissipates quickly, leaving a thin yet persistent layer. A nice and steady stream of carbo bubbles.

S - Slightly sour noble hop bitterness with a nice malt sweetness in the backbone of this brew. Has time affected this brew? I don't recall it being quite this sour.

T - Brisk and clean with lots of noble hop bitterness. A touch of sweetness accompanies, making this a drinkable and well-balanced brew. A Breaded grain taste and slightly sour feel make the first affront, with sweetness and then bitterness following.

M - Tingly carbonation with a medium to light body. Clean and drying aftertaste that is slightly cloying.

D - A tasty brew that I can't decide if it has improved or worsened over time (since I last tasted one many months ago). Regardless, I recommended trying this out if you can. Its a very drinkable brew that hides its alcohol well and is interesting enough to keep you coming back.

gmcfarre, Jan 24, 2007
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

gfg0020, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of endincolorado
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The liquid is an attractive, pale-gold, clear and bubbly. Head is clean and white. A fair amount of spotty lacing clings to the glass.

Aroma is of pale malt, cereal, light fruit, and some floral hop notes.

Flavor is a tasty and refreshing balance of crisp, cereally pale malt and a nice, bitter hop-presence in back to balance. It's a bit maltier than I'd expected. Texture is pleasant and surprisingly full with an excellent amount of carbonation and it all ends with a clean, light aftertaste.

Very refreshing, very drinkable, and full of subtle flavor.

endincolorado, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of naterock
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a thin yellow, clear with little head, looks like a pilsner.

smells crisp, grassy hops are strong, not incredibly pleasing, but then again this is a fairly unknown style for me.

has a strong alcohol taste, very grassy and earthy, tingles on the way down possibly just way too much alcohol. not enough hops to overcome the alcohol.

overcarbonated for me, but pilsners are typically that way, finishes slightly bitter and clean. and drinks well, this is definitely a beer to drink slowly.

naterock, Sep 07, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Nuggetz, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

rocklibster, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

AnthemOfTheSun, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mikerieder, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of OlRasputin989
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint...

A: pours a hazy marigold with a small tightly held together cap of white bubbles that fades to a thin cloudiness within a couple of minutes. leaes small spots of lacing

S: sweet aromas of herbal hops, lemon peel, hawaiian bread, honey, and an almost apple-pie like aroma. not as intense as i would like from this style. more sweet than hoppy, but still enjoyable

T: sweet bread flavors almost like angel food cake up front, then becomes fruity with lemon peel, green apple, and orange. also a touch of honey. finishes out spicy and hoppy.

M: medium full body for style, accentuated by a low carbonation and oiliness. just slightly dry with a very warming finish.

Overall, another well done beer by Odell. With a few minor tweaks this could be a world class beer. Would recommend this to fans of the classic pilsner styles.

OlRasputin989, Dec 21, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

calcutron, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

FINLANDski_1619, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of phishsihq
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft, Double Pilsner pours a mostly clear, burnished golden color. The brew is capped by a thin, white head that is well retained and provides plenty of lace. Bready malt aromas meet a slight grassiness in a wonderful pilsner bouquet. Sweet bready malt flavors dominate the pallet before being reigned in by grassy and light citrus hop notes, a slight alcohol burn is also noticeable. This smooth brew is medium-high in body, and features a moderate level of carbonation. Make it a double!


phishsihq, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Bockrules
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent golden blonde. Plenty of bubbles of various sizes vigorously rush to the white, dense, 1-finger head.
Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind a nice cobweb of lacing.

S -Lemon zest and herbs with a bit of grassy hops and a hint of sweet malt.

T - Spicy alcohol and buttery malt upfront. The body is a good balance of zesty lemongrass hop notes and buttery malt. A bit of lemon flavor as the beer passes over the back of the tongue with a crescendo lemongrass finish.

M - On the heavier side of medium bodied with high carbonation. Suits the style well.

After having and loving their Double IPA, Myrcenary, I had to try the double pilsner, but swapped half of the 4-pack out for more Myrcenary. Glad I did. While Double Pilsner is a fine beer, it doesn't measure up to the Double IPA. My biggest problem is that the flavor is too buttery without the requisite peppy citrus hop punch I expected. Besides disguising it's ABV of 8.1% remarkably well, there really isn't anything special about this beer, which coupled with the price tag of $2.50 a bottle, is enough to keep me from picking up more of this in the foreseeable future.

Bockrules, Nov 23, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

SnatchyMcPants, Sep 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

AllHailBeercules, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

ToMakeEndsMeet, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Chuck_25, Sep 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

dozier77, Aug 09, 2013
Odell Double Pilsner from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.