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Odell Double Pilsner - Odell Brewing Company

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very good

414 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 27
Gots: 24 | 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 BeerWizard
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a single from Cost Plus and chilled it in the fridge for about two hours. Bottle says best by September 26, and as most will already know, label on this has a sort of Americana tapestry owl image, and looks totally badass. I've been wanting to try it for a long time, but it's a seasonal and I don't but too many 4-packs so this has gone untried for several years.

Poured into a Bulleit bourbon glass, gold in color, totally clear, no head active carbonation. Smells a little skunky with pez-like berry and malt. Sour yeast, sweet, herbal. Tastes about the same, very sweet with a berry character that morphs into a mildly bitter finish. Carbonation is more lively than expected, and this does have a bit of a hot mouthfeel, but the alcohol is really not present in the flavor. This is really clean - if I was being served this at a bar not knowing what it was I would probably pound this until I fell out of my chair, and at 8.1%, this would probably not take long.

Ummm...amazing? I really, really like it, however I will say that I don't know that it's leaps and bounds ahead of a good standard pilsner, and in the realm of doubles, I think I liked Uinta's Crooked Smile a bit better. Excellent take on the style, though, and i would totally get it again. It's in my 4-pack club now.

BeerWizard, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Chaz, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

kew, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of champ103
2.94/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at D&T in Houston.

A: Pours a chilled hazed golden/orange color which persists even after this warms a bit. A minimal white head forms, and recedes in a second. Not much lace.
S: Sweet, lightly breaded malts up front. Then very fruity and hoppy in the nose. Plenty of esters. Maybe some odd spice in the nose?
T: Lightly sweet and sugary malts. Then the fruity hops take over. Mango, passion fruits even. Fruity esters as well. Not much more is going on, and really has no resemblance to a Pilsner in any sense. Not bad if you think of it as a slightly sweet DIPA.
M/D: A full body with low carbonation. Not nearly enough crisp, dry bite with to much sweetness. A slow sipper, but kind of enjoyable. I got trough the pint, but probably am not getting anymore.

If I forget this is suppose to be any kind of lager, it is just a middle of the road DIPA. I am not sure what a Double Pilsner is suppose to be, but this is not what I have in mind. Fails miserably on style points. Really just an average DIPA that happens to be made with a lager yeast that seems to be fermented at warmer than normal temperature.

champ103, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

BeerGreg, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

brandon911, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

calcutron, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

kjkinsey, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DaftPatrick, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

ananh, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cdwil, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of BeerDawgs
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Odell Brewery June 2013

A - Clear golden, 1/2 finger of head, tons of sticky lace left on glass

A - Huge malt character, pilsnerish. Bit of a hop kick too.

T - Sweet and tasty! Malty.

M - Well carbonated, smooth.

O - Perfect take on a double pilsner: sweet, malty, easy to drink.

BeerDawgs, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

XicanoBeerRun, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Michaeldmanley, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cole, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

blastoderm55, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

bsuedekum, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Todd, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JohnBender, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Danobold, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

GTJayG, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Karibourgeois, Jul 06, 2014
Odell Double Pilsner from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.