Friek - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #60 (Jan 2012):
LOOK: Fizzy head, clear orange amber
SMELL: Eucalyptus, tart berries, Band-Aid, toasty oak, bread crust, musty yeast, mint
TASTE: Crisp, slick, raw, tart, medicinal, oak, alcohol, cherry, musty yeast, raspberry, funk, dry
Odell's latest stab at the sour beer arena. Comes at the palate perhaps too green and finishes a bit too quick, but it did nab a gold at the 2011 GABF in the Wood & Barrel Aged Sour Beer category. Might be interesting to see where a few years of cellaring could take this brew.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2012 18:56:40 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle into Jackie O’s snifter. Thanks Dave!
A: Pours a clear cranberry juice color with super fizzy layer of bubbles that disappeared almost as quickly as I pour. Very active carbonation.
S: Bright notes of cherries and raspberries (and cranberries) dominate the nose. The berries are tart and lightly sweet smelling. Dry oak barrel, lemon-like acidity, and tannic oak and fruit skins mix with the fresh berry tartness. This smells very dry and very puckering.
T: The raspberry seems to come through more than the cherry, but it is there. The oak barrel really shines and it adds a dry, earthy, woodiness to the fruit. I also get hints of lemon and also a mild sweaty funk. In the finish, I get tart berry notes that remind me of cranberries, and fruity flavors in the aftertaste are jam-like and slightly sweet.
M: Medium body with a thicker mouthfeel than I expected given the ample carbonation. The carbonation is soda-like but softer and fuller. Definitely smoother and heavier than I’d of thought. Drinks very well. Not as tart as the nose let on.
O: A clean and easy fruit sour. Fruit/oak flavors complement each other rather than overpower. Thanks again, buffs9!
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 01:42:51 | More by scottfrie
Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.