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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

481 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 240
Gots: 129 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Kriek Lambic blended from three different aged beers up to 2 years old, aged in Woodcut barrels.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 10-08-2009)
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle that BOLTZ7555 was nice enough to send me a couple of. i actually got a chance to try a small pour of this at the alewatcher/oreo birthday party, but now i get to sit and review it in a quiet room by myself. thanks again jason! drank from my russian river "tion" glass.

A- this one pours out a nice and dark translucent ruby red colored body with a minuscule cream colored head that quickly fizzles away into no more than a crown. little to no lacing gets left behind.

S- fresh fruits are bursting from my glass. raspberries and cherries. a little bit of the barnyard funk i expect in lambics from belgium. mildly acidic smelling. a little bit of wet oak.

T- the taste starts out with some mild acidic notes from the cherries and raspberries. both seem real and not artificial. not overly sour. after that i get some barnyard notes. once again, nothing overpowering. the fruit also adds a decent amount of sweetness to this. some more of the wet oak i could smell. earthy hops come in faintly at the end.

M- the body is a solid medium. the carbonation is very subdued. the sourness never seems overbearing. not overly dry like i was expecting.

O- i guess i was expecting more from this. im glad i got to try a bottle now and that i have one more to age. it will be interesting to see what a year or more will do to this. my first odell wild ale, and im not dying to open the other ones i also got in this trade. definitely a decent beer, but it doesnt compare to the likes of supplication like i was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 03:08:58 | More by jwinship83
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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.
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Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.