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Odell Double Pilsner - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

425 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 28
Gots: 29 | 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 rawfish
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold with many effervescent bubbles rising slowly beneath a good two inch white cap of foam. Good retention and a nice amount of sticky lacing.

Pretty floral with a clean grassiness from the hops paired with sweet honeydew and a touch of soap. Malts are doughy with yeast playing a strong hand with a touch of honey and roasted grains.

Smooth with a blast of yeast and bready malts battling it out beneath a silhouette of sweet honey, melon and citrus zest. Hops are very grassy but don't play a major role as this brew is very sweet overall. Ends with a slighty soapy finish not very crisp.

Alcohol is well masked beneath a above average body for a pilsner, more carbonation would be good to give it a crisper finish and blast away these sticky malts. Hop profile needs to be more pronounced.

Double the alcohol is well hidden but it also seems that the malt was doubled which hurts the crispness and sweetens the beer. A nice flavorful pilsner but one that I will take much colder the next time around.

Photo of Tripphop
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden color in the glass, light and fizzy. Nice carbonation, quick white head with minimal lacing. Aromas are light and bready, decent hop presence. Flavor is spot on American Pilsner, crisp, light, doughy, but fuller bodied than expected. Very drinkable, not a big fan of the pilsner style in general, but I could do this one, has the strength and body that I look for in other styles of beer.

Photo of ardeano
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (lazy, shoulda used a glass):

S - The beer had a great pilsner aroma: crisp grain.

T - Classic pilsner taste but much more bold - super crisp and right on the money.

M - Really smooth with a champagne like fizz (probably because I'm drinking from the bottle)

D - If you enjoy the style this will probably be the best pilsner your going to be able to get. But remember, it's 8.1% so take it easy...

I'm really not into pilsner but since it's a 'double' I figured one 12 oz bottle would be fine and I was right, it's crisp, clean, refreshing and worth a try. If you like the pilsner then you must get it.

Photo of kgotcher
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into pilsner glass

Clear pale yellow hue. 1 finger head with a good carbonation for the high ABV. Lots of lazy bubbles meandering to the top.

Aroma is huge, Sweet with melon fruit and citrus from the hops. Sourdough, bready grains, orange peel, nice.

Moutfeel is pretty thick, from the looks I expected a lighter beer but this is a heavy beer. The carbonation helps but the finish is very heavy and sour. Not the best part of this beer.

Taste is at first malty and bitter but finishes very salty. The profile in the aroma is somewhat lost in the taste. You can get a little of the heavy malt flavor but the salty, hoppy finish kills it.

I can only imagine this beer to be like a Blonde Bock that has been over hopped. I love a Blonde Bock, the malty sweetness is awesome. I almost feel that this beer would have been a great bock if they had laid off the hops and the salty finish really kills it for me.

Photo of UnionMade
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 4 pack of this because I loved the label, and like double pils most of the time. I poured this brew into a .5L willibecher glass.
Chrome Yellow, topped with a fugitive puff of white head. The foam dies down to a thin collar quickly. Brilliantly clear, with a few carbonation bubbles slowly a break for the exit. No head on the last third of the glass.
Smells very malty, with a simple, pilsy graininess. Noticeable boozy sweetness. Sweet, a little sugary, with a bit of grassiness and floral hops in the background.
The flavor opens with a blast of unfermented sugars. Very sweet, though the moderate carbonation does help hold it down, and leaves a nice sparkle on the lips after a good pull. A bit of pear, along with stronger grassy esters. Tons of pils malt flavor. If you want to know what a lot of pils malt would taste like, this is it. A hint of boozy sweetness and mild hops in the finish. Very nice hop flavor, but it's too subdued. Very full bodied, even a bit syrupy. I don't know what the bitterness level is, but I would double it.
Comes off more like a pale bock, maibock or one of those 7%+ eastern european strong lagers, rather than a double pilsner. I would like the hops to shine through more, even be on the aggressive side. I'm not so into these maltier double pilsners. When I think of pilsner, I think of hoppy lager. The soapier, the more I like it.

Photo of LSUPT
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Stella glass, best by date of 8/4/11, the new bottle label art is awesome.
Crystal clear light yellow hue. 1 finger bubbly head that shows good lacing for a pilsner and medium retention.
Smells dry with a good alcohol scent as well as mild bread and medicinal scents.
Tastes very smooth with bread and yeast being the main flavors, hops are definitely there but much more subtle than expected, think prima pils with the hops toned down. The malt profile still manages to hide the alcohol well and there is still a nice bitter hop finish. As it works around the palate the taste encompasses a wide range of complex changing flavors and it’s hard to put a finger on them. Alcohol starts to show as it warms.
Medium-high carbonation, very enjoyable mouthfeel and goes down smooth with a warming alcohol feel.
Overall a very enjoyable pilsner and at such a high alcohol content this one could be dangerous.

Photo of OlRasputin989
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear spun gold color. The head is one and a half inches of bright white foam that recedes slowly into a quarter inch cap of lacing. The aroma is of grass, and spicy noble hops with a nice malt backbone. It isn't the most complex aroma, but it is strong and what is there is very appealing to me. The taste is considerably maltier than the aroma. It is almost maibock like. There is a long grassy finish. There is also a present but well integrated alcohol note. The mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a great beer that I will surely drink again.

Photo of busternuggz
2.48/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
Pours a beautiful, clear goldenrod with a 1/4" fluffy white head. Pretty good head retention, head returns with a swirl easily. Leaves some soapy lacing.
Nice clean smell of grass, some lemon/orange citrus, and a floral note.
The taste is initially off-putting, like malt liquor, kind of cheap-tasting. Cloying malty sweetness with some orange notes, a little grassy bitterness on the end but not enough to balance the malt. No real aftertaste. It makes me grimace, I am not liking this beer.
Texture is medium-bodied and kind of sticky.
I'm torn on drinkability. It doesn't taste like 8.1%, I'll give it that, but I don't want to finish one. A Bud drinker might be able to drink a few.
Smells and looks nice, but as far as taste, this reminds me of drinking Colt 45 when I was 19. I expected something crisper and cleaner, or at least balanced. A rare miss for Odell. Grab their IPA instead, or St. Lupulin when it's in season.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/15/10A Bottle Date; Sampled July 2010
A solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip yields a one-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, pretty gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of hay like grain and hops with a back-drop of lemon zest. This has a nice, bright herbal character that is characteristic of a Pilsner, I wouldn't even say it is outside the range of some versions of the Pilsner style. The malt character contributes a sort of honey-like, pale malt sweetness that nicely accents the hop character here; this even seems to move towards an almost cotton-candy like malt character as the beer warms up.

Quite sweet, which is really where the Double Pilsner part shows up. This has the clean, pale malt sweetness of a Helles Bock. There is a firm bitterness here as well as a soft herbal and almost grassy, but more hay like hop character. The hops and the malt combine to contribute a candied lemon zest like touch to this beer. This has quite a bit of body to it, it really clings to the palate with its sweet malt character and comes off as sipping beer, especially on this hot summer's night.

This actually does remind me of a Helles Bock more than anything, especially the malt character with its pale grain sweetness. This doesn't have the drinkability and lightness that a normal strength Pilsner should have, in fact I wish that it did somehow; it would be nice if this was more like an equivalent of Pliny the Elder. While I wasn't expecting this to be quite as refreshing as a Pilsner, I was hoping for more expressive hops and a touch less malt than is here; like I said this strikes me more as a hoppy Helles Bock (there are even traditional German examples of this), than a Double Pilsner. Somehow a bit dissapointing in the end b/c of this last; this would likely hit the spot in the March time frame of the year, but is just a bit too sweet and chewy for me at this moment.

Photo of boomer31
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Golden straw comes to mind here...not sure why?!? Looks like your classic American Pilsner with a thinner head, but similar bright white. Almost sticks to glass.

S - I bought this in a mix 6 so I'm not sure how fresh this is (I've never seen it sold in 6 pakcs either). That classic pilsner nose of bread, perhaps a touch of sweet hop and very clean. Not much else

T - Almost a bready flavor, and a hint of bitterness as it goes down. Not nearly as bitter or forward as Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner. Here you get much more clean malt. I'm missing the bitterness

M - Rich and chewy. A very different mouthfeel than what I was anticipating. Low carb

D - At 8% this is surprisingly mellow and drinkable. Balanced as the malt and hops don't over stiep their roles.

Overall decent. I can't say I've had many examples of 'double/imperial pilsner' but this is a nice clean balanced beer overall. According to the description there should be more hops presence. Probably a good beer to have a BMC drinker drink side by side to introduce him/her to good beer.

Photo of tewaris
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Odell Double Pilsner
Odell Brewing Co.
American Double/Imperial Pilsner
8.1% ABV
OG?
IBUs?
12 oz bottle with a freshness date of 12/15/10 poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint on 09/16/10.

Appearance 3.5/5
Golden yellow with a moderate head and some lacing. Slightly hazy, but I expected it to be clear.

Aroma 3.5/5
Some floral hops, some pils malt. Nothing too exciting here.

Taste 3/5
Little sweetness; bitter in the end with some flavor. Not a horrible beer by any means. But, there is a lot of nothing in this beer: the body is medium-big yet the beer lacks enough malt flavor. However, that doesn't change the fact that it is under attenuated -- cloying and irritating at times. For the kind of impression I have of this beer, it needs a lot more hops to balance things out.

Mouthfeel 3/5
Coats the mouth initially but good carbonation is present to take care of it, in part. Yet there's plenty of unexpected aftertaste. Also, as a pilsner, I want it to be clean and refreshing which this one's not. Carbonation is the only saving grace I must say; otherwise this was getting minimum score in this department.

Drinkability 3/5
Poor because (i) it's cloying (ii) it has a lot of alcohol which doesn't go well with pils character. I still rate it average though because when cold, you can slam it fast.

Other
Perhaps, pilsner is not a style that you can brew "double". I expected a crisp, refreshing, and flavorful beer but it seems like a malty mess, and the hoppiness is way lower than I'd deem appropriate. It seems like an experiment gone wrong. The kind that was done to please big beer seeking crowd. Aside from a mildly good aroma, this is a malt liquor. Just avoid this one unless you're too intrigued.

PS: Fuck "double" everything, really. Excluding Imperial IPA/Stouts which are better than their "enkel" versions at times.

Photo of hardy008
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy gold with a less than one finger white head with fair retention and some lacing. Earthy hops, lemon, grass, and sweet malt are present in the aroma.

The taste is even sweeter than expected from the aroma. Earthy hops, lemon, grass, and sweet malt make up the majority of the taste. Also a few flavors I can not pick out.

Medium bodied, decent carbonation, and there is a sweet aftertaste. Too sweet for the style IMO. A good double / imperial pilsener, but not as good as the Boulevard / Orval collaboration.

Photo of dbossman
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright yellow and quite bubbly with a thick, foamy, solid head that retains its body quite well

S: Fruity and grainy: lots of wet hay/straw but also layers of apple and pear; a touch of citrus hop presence balancing things out

T: Sweet with strong alcohol presence; unfortunately, not as balanced as the aromas let on; grainy and a touch fruity but mostly sweet alcohol flavors dominate. But as the beer warmed the delicate flavors coupled with the alcohol made this damn tasty

F: Decent overall mouth coat and feel--though a touch thin as the beer flows down the throat

D: A decent beer for the style but the alcohol and sweetness make this beer a tad cumbersome

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue VI:

The Double Pilsner is a great example of what American beer is about, take a style and simply make it bigger, bolder and without a doubt, in your face. With that said, the style is gaining popularity from brewers of all sizes. Engaging bubbly white froth forms from a hard pour, radiant pale yellow color is actually lighter than anticipated ... not a bad thing, just very light. Very aromatic with suggestions of wildflowers, black pepper, faint sulfur and a donut-like maltiness. Smoothness before crispness, lovely medium body. The malt character drops a good amount of sweetness that has some bread and honey components. This is swept away quickly by a hop and alcohol combo. Hops come across a bit sharp with a thick herbal flavor, the alcohol brings a vivid peppery and spicy herbal smack to the taste buds. Alcohol is clean throughout with some warmth in the semisweet finish.

Lots of flavors to deal with here, complex, yet still quite drinkable. A sipping brew to say the least and a good example of the style as this one is a tamer in the hops department compared to other versions.

Photo of gatornation
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a clear lemon yellow color with a brilliant white head and not alot of lacing,,smell is lemon and grain with some malts and hops..taste is the same its sweet lemon and citrus with malts and hops all mixed in..mouth feel is medium and alcohol is very well hidden..its easy to drink its just not that tasty to me

Photo of morimech
2.73/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Date stamped 12/15/10A

Clear straw color with a large white head that had great retention before settling to a thick cap. Just a little lacing is left on the glass. Very active carbonation. Something seems off with the aroma. Cooked vegetables and some soggy cardboard is what I smell. The flavor is not that great either. Tastes like a malt liquor, albeit a good malt liquor with its light malt and boozy qualities. I am not picking out the hop flavor but the bitterness is very much apparent. The body is what I would expect in a double pilsner. Feels fairly large and chewy. Abundantly carbonated but not harsh. This beer was a big letdown. I have liked all the Odell offerings prior to this beer.

Photo of Mdog
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear yellow, big head. Looks like a pilsner should.

Smell: Grassy, sweet corn? Hint of booziness.

Taste: Sweetness, fruit flavors with grape being foremost, nice grassy hop finish.

Drinkability: Drinks like a regular pilsner, but will knock you down after a couple.

Probably my favorite double pilsner that I've had so far. It has some of the tastes that I've noticed (and disliked) in HG malt liquors-like grape-like flavors, but there's enough hops to balance it out to make it more than just a craft malt liquor. I would guess this has better ingredients than your typical HG malt, too.

Photo of smm
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bell's Tulip, very thin almost non-existant head.

A- Yellow-Orange, color of sunlight. Lighter than I expected, very bright, can see right through it.

S- Somewhat sweet and malty, hint of alcohol.

T- Tangy and malty as well, lingering aftertaste. The boost of hops hits you in the back of the throat. The alcohol doesn't really come through.

M- Syrupy on the tongue, nicely low-med carbonation. Not a whole lot of bite, very mellow.

D- Very drinkable, goes down smooth. I could see myself drinking several of these in a row despite the higher ABV. Doesn't get bogged down like I would have imagined.

Overall very impressed. A pilsner with more body than usual, but not too heavy. This is the Double Pilsner I've tried and quite enjoyed it.

Photo of nickhiller
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pale yellow, brass colored. steady bubbles and thin head
S: sour yeast, intense Belgian yeast, white wine grapes--almost like a Riesling, dandelions
T: cider and whiskey, nutty, green apples, so many flavors in such a complimentary package, mineral, Swiss cheese aftertaste, Chardonnay
M: smooth, bubbly, just the right amount of carbonation
D: this beer is just about perfect. easily the best Double Pilsner I've ever had.

Photo of tavernjef
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright and clear lighter dairy egg yellowed body. Medium sized cap of starchy white foam sits atop and stays with a good length before fading to an always present thick skim. Long and thick strings of lace stick about the glass.

Bold aroma of starchy malts that encompasses both a bready sweetness as well as a dry bread crust. Nice heavy notes to Pils hopping with some Saaz, but in a duller, mellower sensability that grabs a bit of grass and hay.

Taste is a mellow display of dullish grassy stuff with a good amount of sweet tender breadyness filling in spaces everywhere else. Warming front and middle with a slight dulled fruityness like that of spiked fruity pebbles cereal soaked in a Wheatwine. Quite beefy and malty. Lots of warmth to fill the gullet and back of the throat as it sits like a loaf of bread being cooked from the inside out.

Big, bold, and beefy body. Quite full and warm with a quenchable ease of smoothness and dulled sweetness thats creamy and thick, yet balanced just enough for a full flavored, and long lasting warmth of malty goodness.

A very solid Impy Pils by Odell. Balanced in a malty sweet warmth and goodness and somehow still maintainable to drink down with a decent ease. Well, to a point anyways as that warmth really sinks in.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed, bright golden hue, short white head.

Aroma: ripe fruit meets grain alcohol. Clean and smooth like a classy malt liquor. Lovely floral hops complement the malt and booze.

Taste: Big sweetness, massive malt, for a pilsner. Drinks down deliciously. Perfectly integrated and balanced. I'm not a big fan of this style, and find them too sweet often, too boozy, too much like a "craft malt liquor", as evidenced by my comments above. But this is good! Sleek and supple. Alcohol's actually well hidden. Until...

I should know better than doubt Odell. The best version of this double/ imperial pilsner style I've ever had. Almost wish I'd gotten more than one bottle.

Photo of pdoran10
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours out a brilliant clear yellow color with very little head, about what I expect from a pilsner.

Smell is bready malt, a bit of must, pepper and spice. not all that pleasant.

taste follows the smell, but an excessive sweetness comes through that i do not like in a pilsner even if the malt is doubled. nice hop finish . the hops really shine as an aftertaste.

mouthfeel is thick but not overly so with moderate carbonation. no problems here.

surprisingly drinkable if you can get past the initial overwhelming sweetness. solid effort could be better.

Photo of eclaycamp
2.65/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The pilsner is one of the most approachable and drinkable styles on the planet, enjoyed by both novice and expert beer geeks both. So for me when it comes to pilsners, I'm generally unafraid. Even if it's macro swill you can still chill it and chug it down. However, I'm approaching this beer with a bit more trepidation, and that's because it's in an imperial style. My experience with the Imperial style pilsner has generally been a mixed bag. Samuel Adams Hallertau Pilsner gave me nothing except a headache; Boulevard Collaboration was tastier and a bit more forgiving on my brain synapses. It'll be interesting to see where this beer falls in the spectrum. I'm curious to see what I experience.

12 ounce bottle. Odell always does such a nice job with their labels, and this one is no exception. Love the detail, especially the little castle on the label. For this beer I'm using a chilled pilsner glass, which seems appropriate. The first thing you notice when you pour the beer is the color, it's a very bright, almost neon, yellow. It's a very opaque color, if that makes sense, kind of a deep light gold in the middle radiating out to a brighter yellow. Despite my attempt at a vigorous pour the beer has very little head, which is disappointing. One of my favorite parts of drinking a good pilsner is a thick creamy head. This one came out flat. There's less bubbling than I would expect in a beer of this style as well. The smell is thick and dense, more than in a typical pilsner. This is no doubt due to the imperial style in which it was brewed. Sourdough bread rises, followed by lemongrass and light skunkiness. Smells quite inviting, actually.

The first thing you notice when drinking is the mouthfeel. It's thicker than you would expect from a pilsner, even an imperial one at that. There's less effervescence and bubbling than I like in this style, as it's quite flat. The taste comes across as a little muddled, as malt and hops fight to be distinguished. The only clear thing you get at first is the alcohol finish, which is actually quite unpleasant. If you're not prepared for this you could easily find yourself pitching the brew. As continue to drink the beer you get some medium cereal and white bread notes, maybe even some light grass. They are, however, hard to distinguish. There's just too much alcohol for the body of the pilsner to stand up. What happens is that the other flavors end up just being destroyed by alcohol flavor, especially in the finish. When drinking this it's almost like drinking beer followed by a vodka chaser.

Look, I enjoy big beers just as much as the next guy. Belgian Quads, Double and Tripple IPAs, Russian Imperial Stouts, they're all delicious. High alcohol percentages, while they aren't necessarily required in those styles, don't take anything away from them either. However, with the lighter style of beers, especially the golden lager category, there's just nowhere for the alcohol to go. In most cases, especially in this one, this causes alcohol to overpower what otherwise might be a great beer - though there's no real way for you to know. Unfortunately in the case of O'Dell's Imperial Pilsner, this means the beer just isn't that enjoyable to drink. It's an interesting experiment in brewing, but not one I'll be reaching for again any time soon.

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.

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