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Odell Double Pilsner - Odell Brewing Company

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387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 26
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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Photo of gmcfarre


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

01-24-2007 09:06:20 | More by gmcfarre
Photo of endincolorado


3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

07-27-2011 01:53:53 | More by endincolorado
Photo of naterock


3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

09-07-2008 16:22:51 | More by naterock
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-14-2012 18:06:45 | More by rocklibster
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-04-2014 05:50:34 | More by Nuggetz
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-27-2013 16:04:49 | More by alexanf
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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-05-2014 09:11:21 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
Photo of OlRasputin989


3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

12-21-2010 01:25:29 | More by OlRasputin989
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-28-2014 19:00:02 | More by calcutron
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-20-2013 06:00:02 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

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!


08-19-2012 01:15:41 | More by phishsihq
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2014 01:27:48 | More by gfg0020
Photo of Bockrules

New Mexico

3.58/5  rDev -7%

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.

11-23-2011 07:28:55 | More by Bockrules


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-26-2013 22:02:53 | More by IDABEERGUY
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-27-2012 21:21:09 | More by AllHailBeercules
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-25-2012 00:28:07 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-07-2012 04:19:05 | More by Chuck_25
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-09-2013 16:34:49 | More by dozier77
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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-25-2014 02:15:51 | More by mikerieder
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-19-2013 03:50:54 | More by MathNut
Photo of aval89


3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

a: light golden yellow.. fingers worth of head.. lots of active carbonation & bubbles sticking to glass..

s: pale malts.. light lemon zest..biscuits.. almost like a wet hay kind of smell.. faint citrus with a touch of spiciness.. dry aroma..

t: sweet pale malts upfront.. touch of lemon.. has some kind of fruit taste that i can't detect.. almost like a fresh pear.. back end of the palate has some spicy earthiness to it with a touch of alcohol.. i almost forgot this was 8% abv.. as i continue sipping, i pick up more bready qualities.

mf: medium bodied with crisp carbonation.. nice dry finish just begs for another sip.. minimal alcohol fumes in this one.. scary drinkable..

o: very interesting brew.. definite winner in my book. very refreshing.. had to keep reminding myself that this wasnt no ordinary pils.

06-17-2011 10:13:48 | More by aval89
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3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

Tulip glass. Dated 7/25/12, so almost too late.

Gentle pour pulls a low white head that quickly dissipates. Nice golden color, a haze which clears as it warms. Active effervescence. Aroma is grainy, grassy and overlaid with continental hops (I ain't calling them noble anymore). Taste is more malty than I expected. It doesn't have the same crisp bite as a regular pilsner. Solid, but I do enjoy that crispness. The feel is thicker, as expected for a "double". Nice effervescence in the mouth.

I wish they had a regular pilsner as the extra heft isn't worth it.

07-04-2012 21:33:02 | More by goatgoat
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

08-29-2014 22:37:10 | More by thefluker
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2011 02:47:46 | More by OBIrish24
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New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a bright gold with a one-finger white head that fades quickly to a sticky ring. No lacing.

Smell is spicy, floral hops with a light fruitiness.

Taste begins with some toasted biscuit, black pepper and a mild, sweet fruitiness. Spicy, bitter hops enter mid-palette and last through the semisweet finish, with a touch of peppery alcohol.

Medium-bodied, well-carbonated mouthfeel.

Easy to drink and pretty enjoyable, but I can't help but think it could be so much better straight from the brewery.

08-12-2008 21:02:21 | More by MrMonkey
Odell Double Pilsner from Odell Brewing Company
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