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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

434 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%


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.

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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of Hoppymcgee. Thanks Greg! Poured into a Tripel Karmeliet stemmed glass.

A - After an extemely difficult cork removal and a disappointing non-pop, pours with a surprisingly vigorous carbonation...very fizzy, dull pinkish half finger of head briefly lingers on top of a slightly dirty/muddy ruby red colored body. No lacing on this one...not even the thinnest of collars appears on this.

S - Ummm...quite tart on the nose, nice earthy funk, lactic sourness, cherries, raspberries...actually quite a distinct and powerful red wine character here. Nice notes of woody oak.

T - The red wine aspects continue into the flavors as well and give quite a dominant first impression. Tartness is subdued in the flavor giving only a small contribution in constrast to the aroma. Fruitiness is high...cherries at first and thru the middle. Raspberries kick in on the back end and leave a more lasting impression that lingers past the swallow (and actually after a second pour to refill the glass, got some of the yeasty dregs in the bottom of the bottle (intentionally) got quite a bit more raspberry impression). Mild oaky, woody flavors too. Getting a bit of an herbal coolness on the finish, that I'm thinking resembles wintergreen life savors - odd, but not entirely undesirable either.

M - Somewhat on the thin side as expected, carbonation is also on the light side. Earthy and marginally funky and a bit yeasty too. Overall fruity and quite wine-like. The combination of cherries and raspberries works quite well (with the oak too). Rich overall and fairly complex.

O - Quite good, rich and fruity, and fairly unique as well. I'm really enjoying the combination of fruit flavors...this is somewhat dessert like in its fruitiness. I could picture this being made into an outstanding sorbet (but would definitely be hesitant to "waste" a bottle doing this). I wouldn't call this the best wild ale I've ever had, but definitely enjoyable, on the very mild side of tartness/sourness/wildness, but satisfying nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 18:58:35 | More by portia99
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Khazadum

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great froth, creamy white emulsion. Cherry juice tea body. Decent sticky lacing.

Bright sweet nauseating vanilla. Light tart cherries.

Maraschino cherries, vanilla syrup, faint wood. Simple, not that great

Creamy, light carb, light body, just plain Jane lambic.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 01:53:11 | More by Khazadum
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BrewerB

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chambic offered up this gem as a surprising thank you for a ride up to Russian River last year to pick up some Framboise for a Cure. Have been anxious to crack it open since then.

Pouring into a Cantillon flute. Resembling, somewhat, a dark rose wine. Slight haze. Foam formation was white, minimal, and didn't hang around long.

Complex, intermingling aromas include a prominent sour cherry, funky barnhouse, wet blanket. Sweeter raspberry here too but subtler than the other aromas.

Very tart upfront on the palette. Funky lambic flavors making an appearance in the middle including a musty/wet blanket and hay. Raspberry in the finish provides a refreshing, sweeter change in the pace. Sour cherry certainly here, as expected and tends to underlie the entire session. Lingering tartness in the finish.

Light in body with a somewhat prickly mouthfeel. Carbonation is moderate-high and feels appropriate.

Huge thanks goes out to Phyllis for giving me this fine beer as a thank you for the trip. Not something I was necessarily seeking out but certainly something I'm happy to be sampling. Great mix of lambic funk, tart/sour fruit, and subtle berry sweetness. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 06:36:05 | More by BrewerB
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 01/14/12 notes. Thanks to drabmuh for sharing this one, I liked it quite a bit.

a - Pours a dark, pinkish red color with one finger of off white, light pink, head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of tart cherries, spices, yeast, wood, fruity malts, light vinegar, and sour dark fruits.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, wood, fruity malts, yeast, spices, earthy notes, dark fruits, and vinegar. A tiny bit more sour than the nose.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp and easy to drink.

o - Overall a really nice beer. Not super sour but smells and tastes great, and easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 01:53:42 | More by mdfb79
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a blush wine. Pink with a off white head that fades fast. High carbonation.

Aroma is of tart cherry, raspberry, wet hay, vanilla, white wine.

The flavor is tart, sour and fruity. Raspberry, strawberry, tart cherries, and blush wine. Hints of vanilla and champagne. Delicious.

Thin, bubbly

Interesting sour beer. Enjoyed enough to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 20:36:48 | More by JayS2629
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell.

The beer is hazy and ruby/orange colored with minimal head. Cherries, oak, and wild yeast make up the aroma. Acetic feel with lots of tart cherry flavor. Well done. Delicious with lots of fruit. Slight pucker in the cheeks. Acetic finish. A solid fruit sour ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2012 02:08:47 | More by Huhzubendah
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illidurit

California

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of scray24, shared at the December iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours the color of unfiltered apple juice with no head. Aroma of fragrant cherry, citric acidity, tart raspberries. Flavor is more lemony than cherry/raspberry but those notes are definitely there. A little light but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 09:58:23 | More by illidurit
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phishsihq

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What do you get when you cross a Framboise and a Kriek (don't forget to throw in a little barrel aging)??

In this case you get Odell's GABF Gold Medal winning Friek. A tart and sour combination that plays on lambic styles mixed with wild yeast strains, aged in oak barrels, and completed with locally picked raspberries. Friek pours a ruby-red with flashes of orange, a thin ring of a white head comes and goes, leaving no lacing. The aroma of cherries leads to a tart nose, underlined by the raspberries. The mouthfeel of this brew seems a bit light, but is brightened by tongue prickling carbonation. A slight puckishness first greets the pallet from the tartness of cherries, but develops a wider range of flavors (including tartness, fruitiness, and sourness) that mingle well on the tongue with the sourness preceding the dry finish. An interesting interpretation on a classic style, and Odell's has a winner here.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 02:57:14 | More by phishsihq
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Jtthegreat

Colorado

2.45/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml Bottle poured with a ton of carbonation. A slow pour made a large 4 finger head that dissipated almost immediately. A lot of sparking wine similarities in it's appearance. It had a translucent rose appearance in the glass with big bubbles.

The nose had raspberries, tons or barnyard funk and was a little musty and leathery. Not a lot came through but the barnyard smell, a little overpowering. The taste right away was tart raspberry, and a ton more barnyard funk with a little vinegar. I could taste other elements but the barnyard taste with the sour musty finish overpowered any sign of cherries that could have been in the background. The mouthfeel was light and refreshing with a nice effervescence.

Overall, the more subtle notes made it seem like this could have been a terrific beer. I don't mind farmhouse ales, and I love a good kriek, but the amount of funk I got from this overpowered most of what it was trying to be.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 15:43:30 | More by Jtthegreat
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500th review!!! mildly hazy reddish-pinkish-amber with a pink-white head that pops and fizzes like crazy while it dissipates and then disappears. cherry and raspberry blend to create an earthy strawberry scent that leads the nose. undertones of earth, funk and wood as well. really nice balance. nod to the og producers and tradition, but with a nice american flare. taste is near perfect balance of tart and sweet. sweet wins out, but the finish is tart and fairly dry. tingly carbonation that really elevates the flavors on the palate. fun experiment from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 01:42:42 | More by timtim
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I picked up in April while visiting the cities. Not sure what batch that would make this.

Dark blood red nearing purple. Simply wonderful nose. Raspberries and cherries fight for my attention. Flavors are a great blend of both fruits. Mildly tart yet cut with a sweetness that doesn't come off cloying at all. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fantastic beer. Shame it seems the bottles vary.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 19:53:46 | More by beerwolf77
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Spider889

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Shared by MbpBugeye.

A - Dead flat. There was a pseudo head of large ugly air bubbles, but it was clear this wasn't from any lingering carbonation. Nice dark crimson color and good clarity though. Would be a stunning beer in the right circumstances.

S - Tart cherries are there alright, mild sweetness, this is definitely a sour, but exhibits nothing truly funky or extreme though.

T - Quite tart which quickly leads into acidic territory. This causes some serious warming in the throat. Fresh raspberry-esque flavor filters in and out of the sourness. Cherry is also noted and the flavor is of sweet, ripened fruit. Lactic build up makes this one a sipper as I fight off heartburn.

M - Flat. A little carbonation would really help this beer to pop. Dry leafy finish, and bitter like strawberry greens. Thin body.

O - I really wanted to like this beer but the lack of carbonation essentially harmed every single aspect of the beer. Shame, really...

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 06:38:52 | More by Spider889
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a Liefman's Kriek glass.

A: Pours like champagne with light but beautiful rose accented red hue. Bright, bubbly head that immediately dissipates.Really catches the light.

S: Big cherries with a note of raspberry. Complemented by funkiness, but not overwhelmed. Very well balanced. Surprisingly fills the glass with complex aromas despite a beer that appears lighter in body/content.

T: Wonderful! A great blend of older and young flavors. Very reminiscent of drier Belgian blendings. The tartness was both pronounced but subtle that enhanced (not dominated as some American wild ales can do). What really grabbed me was the rich fresh taste of sour cherries that emerged midstream in the drinking...took me back to the superb cherries of upstate New York and upper Michigan. While the beer had a very complex well balanced flavor the distinct contributions of cherries, yeast, oak, raspberries and to a lesser extent the base malt/hops were easily distinguished.

M: Very pleasant soft French champagne carbonation. Highly drinkable and refreshing.the light body and carbonation elevated the nose and flavors rather than swallowed them. While I am more typically looking for big, velvety mouthfeel you'd associate with double imperial ales...this was just stunning in how a light mouthfeel can be no less lucious.

O: My favorite "surprise" beer of 2011 at the very end of the year. Can't recommend enough. I have always sought out Odell's beers, and have usually been very pleased. But this is world class.Get one if you can.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 03:23:48 | More by BillRoth
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km715

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yummy yummy in my tummy!!

It tastes like unicorn farts if a unicorn were farting while jumping over a rainbow. Delicious!

It is some of the prettiest beer I have ever seen. Golden like the hair of a mystical warrior combined with caramel and pure happiness. I would surely bring this beer home to mother based purely on the looks of it.

Smell is oh so lovely.

A delicious treat. Truly yum yums.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 01:40:49 | More by km715
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blakelive784

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a goblet, reviewed live:

A - Pours a semi-transparent pink/amber color, reminiscent of grapefruit juice, with a pink head the recedes WAY too fast, almost like champagne.

S - Tart cherries and raspberries, caramel, sweet candy, funky sourness. Very complex, and almost indescribable.

T - Sour cherries open over a pale caramel malt foundation. It's a bit oaky until the finish, where a tart raspberry bleeds into the finish. It's adequately sour, but not overly so. Really well balanced.

M - HIGHLY carbonated, and very dry on the finish, coaxing the next sip. Very well executed.

D - Bravo. Really well built and balanced. It's complex without being overbearing, drinkable, and delicious. I'd certainly have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 00:17:24 | More by blakelive784
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kojevergas

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2011 Friek:

750ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a 25cl La Chouffe tulip in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are pretty high.

A: Pours a fizzy champagne-esque head, pink in colour, real thin, with no cream, and bad retention. Must be extremely carbonated because the ABV is low. The retention is (at best) 5 seconds. Colour is a nontransparent watermelon.

Sm: Souring hops, bacteria, some funk, crystal malts, raspberries, and cherries. Complex, balanced, and incredibly inviting. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Sourness, bacteria, some funkiness, crystal malts, and hints of sour fermented raspberry and cherry. No oak notes. Wonderfully sour, not compromising the balance at all. Built extremely well. It's a bit too crystal malty for my tastes. No alcohol comes through (if it did, I'd be concerned). Structurally, most of the flavour is in the first half - which is problematic. Surprisingly little yeast.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a bit too thin and fragile for the complex flavours. I'd like it more bolstered and confident.

Dr: Extremely drinkable, well balanced, and of high quality. I dig this one something fierce. I have to ask - why oak and not cherry wood? It's really nicely built, and I'd definitely have it again. Might be real good out of a cask.

B+

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2012 Friek:

In a side by side during a tasting, I noticed the 2012 version was far less carbonated. The 2011 Friek poured like champagne. 2012 had awful retention in comparison, and tasted more muted. If the 2011 was a B+, the 2012 is a B.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 00:17:15 | More by kojevergas
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 bottle was poured into a Guiness pint glass. At someone else's place and improvising with what she has in her cabinet.

Appearance: The beer poured a three finger head that was fizzling and crackling. Reduced to a thin layer with five seconds. a redddish orange color with good clarity and lots of carbonation coming up through the middle of the glass.

Smell: yeasty, sour, funky, cherries, raspberries, oak, vanilla, and some rubber tire aroma from the yeast too.

Taste: Very tart from the yeast and cherries. Raspberries and rubber tires are very subtle too. Acidity is high and enjoyable. Tartness and cherries stick around for a little bit too.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, very bubbly, a little chewy too. After you get used to the high carbonation, it is easy to drink.

Overall: This was a nice spin on the style. I liked the mixture of aged beers and the carbonation and funkiness produced from the yeast. Another beer that gets me used to sours and wild ales. Like them a lot and not sure I can fit a bottle of this in my suitcase to take back to Boston. Enjoying what I can't bring back while I am here in Denver.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 18:41:54 | More by Flounder57
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL corked and caged bottle into a tulip. 2010 vintage. Huge thanks to Beerwolf for sharing the wealth!

(A)- Pours a deep blood red hue with some white froth produced.

(S)- A nice fruity tartness with an oaky funk. Nice fruits in there with a dry finish.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A great combo of oaky funk, tart & sour fruits and acidic finish.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and an even nicer balance to it. Great fruits and a great oak/barrel sour characters.

(D)- A great wild ale that works well and balanced well too. Overall, just an excellent take on the style. Very surprised by the other reviews on this one; bottle variation?

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 19:53:11 | More by sweemzander
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a light pink with some nice reddish hues. There i some slight copper notes on the edges as well. There is no head to speak off.

S - Sightly acidic notes start off with some nice tartness in there as well. There is a mild funk and some slight yeast notes. There is also some slight and delicious cherry sweetness and tartness and some nice raspberry sweetness.

T & M - Taste starts off with some nice slightly acidic tartness. Some mild lemon notes are present. There is also some nice cherry tartness that comes up around the middle of the beer and gets balanced out by some cherry and raspberry sweetness. The feel and taste are quite light an approachable. There is some nice woody notes on the back end along with a slight funk. this finish is dry with a nice slightly tart/sweet aftertaste.

O - Pretty good wild ale. Not too intense. Very approachable and a good balance of sweet and tart with some nice funk. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 23:20:18 | More by JoEBoBpr
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oline73

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this during the bottle share at Jackie O's during the beer release this past weekend. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a gold hue. There isn't a whole lot of head, just an off white ring.

Smell: Sour cherry with a malt sweetness in the background. There is a vanilla note that is divine.

Taste: Tart cherry with a very acidic sourness. There is some malt to balance things out a bit. The finish is quite sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The smell of this beer is just great. I wish the taste lived up to it, but it's still good. I would have another.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 22:46:36 | More by oline73
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice ruby red color with a one finger head. The smell is oaky tart and loaded with cherries and raspberries. The flavor is a little funky and tart with definite cherry and raspberry flavors throughout. The mouthfeelmwas anoittke thicker than expected. Overall a good beer just wish it were a little more tart and dryer

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 22:56:10 | More by rowingbrewer
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes taken 11/12/2011

Appearance: Ruddy brick red. Head is bubbly, tight, and bright white. Disastrous almost instantly. Leaves a very thin ring on the edges. Pretty still. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Lots of oak barrel. Tart like citric acid. Very tart. Nice hint of sour cherry and brighter raspberry. Fruit is buried under it all. Very nice depth. Some slight funk in the back, but the sour tart is the biggest component.

Taste: Crazy oak. Huge hit of tart cherries coupled with a solid helping of fresh raspberry. So much fruit and so much sour. Very tart, almost straight citric bite. Oak mellows it all, adding a nice depth to each sip. As it warms some sweet raspberry plays through helping to cut back on a bit of the tartness. Delightful levels of sour and fruit.

Mouthfeel: Moderate. Very smooth. Carbonation is on the low side, but works well with the dry nature from the oak. Astringent and full.

Overall: Carefully treads the line between fruit beer and American wild. Loads of sour and enough fruit to keep it all interesting. Oak really shines through. Nice depth and complexity in the long run.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 02:24:48 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Domingo

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pinkish color with a lot of effervescence. In fact, so much so that it looks almost exactly like rose champagne. The carbonation is bubbly, but doesn't really form much of a head. Eventually it settles a little, but it never really looks like a typical beer. Is that bad? Not really.
Mildly sour citrus on the nose, but the the berries do come out a little. Much like the look, it smells more like a champagne or even a soda than a beer.
However the taste brings everything back into beer territory. Acidity and punchy sourness hit on the front of the palate, with very tart cherries creeping in with some sips. Other sips have hints of jam, too. It seems to alternate a little, which can be great with savory foods. However, like many wild ales, the yeast brings sourness and spice...but also a bit of harsh (somewhat bitter) finish. Sometimes time seems to solve that problem, so I guess I'll sit on this if I end up getting another. Still, not bad.
The sum of the parts aren't all that high for me, but at the same time, I was pleased overall.
Good, not great...and an appreciated take on an "American Lambic" that isn't sweet or too juicy.
Still, the nose is too much like a soda and the finish is sometimes rough. Tiny flaws hurt this more than they should.
I'm still curious about aging this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 20:20:17 | More by Domingo
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought locally for ~$17.00.

It pours a hazy pinkish red with a 1 finger head of foam and a bit of lacing.

The nose is of sour fruits...I can smell both the cherries and the raspberries with an underlying note of oak.

The taste is sour cherries and raspberries, mild oak, finishes very dry and very satisfying. This is a well made American Wild Ale that I don't mind paying the bucks for. It will fill the loss of caged and corked La Folies for me.

Light bodied, effervescent carbonation, the mouthfeel is good and it's very drinkable. Thanks, Odell!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 17:31:04 | More by Bitterbill
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Got a 3 finger white head on vigorous pour. Bubbles were quite large and quickly dissipated to a trace amount. Body is a wonderful strong reddish amber. No lacing what-so-ever.

S - Sweet and tart raspberries and cherries. Very sour smelling which makes the back of your mouth pucker up even before taking a sip.

T - Not as tart as I was getting from the nose, but plenty there. Good balance between the sweet and sour with the acidic sour being stronger. Mostly raspberries.

M - Strong carbonation but lighter body. Refreshing beverage.

O - Redemption! Finally a good beer tonight. After two drain pours I needed something quite tasty. This was recommended and didn't disappoint. I have had this a few times before but first time reviewing it. This is a beer that should be consumed fresh (The above review was of a new 2011 bottle)

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 23:45:49 | More by RuckusDu
Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.