Shenanigans - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by Oxymoron:
4.5/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Shenanigans was a limited beer that was offered at the Belgian Big Beer Barleywine Fest and for a short time at the tap room. One of the first beers of many to come of American wood aged wild ales. Pours a mostly cloudy dark amber color with a brown hue throughout. A soft white head with good retention and lacing.
The nose is complex. There is a malty undertone that really holds the base of the beer. Some complexity aged quality that reminds you of a barleywine or an old ale. Some minor caramel and special b notes. A bit brown sugar-esk. The yeast comes out with a more brett quality but some lighter acidic notes as well. A noticeable ester profile with big sugar blums and fig notes. A light oaky finish that is a bit hidden compared to everything else going on.
The taste is right there. Some sweetness up front from the malt with complexity and the aged quality. The brown sugary notes back off, but more of a distinct caramel/special b malt flavor is there. The yeast is similar with more of a lacto taste and a minor brett taste. A light sourness that blends and balances the malt nicely. Almost like a sour milk without the infection notes. Very complex. The plum and cherry notes come out a bit more. As does the wood note, with a light vanilla taste that blends with the yeast.
The body is big. Maybe a touch too sweet and the carbonation is a touch light. But this is more of a nit-picking thing. Complexity is very nice (have I said that enough). Overall a very tasty beer, and Im looking forward to what else Odell's comes out with.
Serving type: on-tap
02-07-2010 21:35:05 | More by Oxymoron
More User Reviews:
2.74/5 rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
Dark amber in the Orval chalice with swirls of foam and very light lacing. In the mouth, however, this stuff is alive with carbonation. Smell of leather and spoiled citrus.
The initial sourish taste is rather off-putting. I worked hard at savoring the confusion of flavors. The rather severe bitter finish doesn't seem like much reward. Any malt flavors have passed over to the great beyond. Sweet and sour with a harsh woody edge. Sweet pickled crab apples with a dose of fingernail polish sums it up.
I have enjoyed quite a few Brett-brewed beers, but this isn't one of them. I think there are some bacteria that went to work on this and the aged result is less pleasant.
From the corked and caged 750 ml bottle bought at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 05:21:06 | More by mactrail
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bomber into a sifter glass
Appearance - dark rich crimson color. Lots and lots of carbonation give this a great head with a great lacing.
Smell - quite tart up from followed by a rich malty vanilla smell. I also get woody earth tones
Taste - tart right out of the gates, but then really an off taste to follow it up. Tastes like burnt wood at the very end.
Feel - Very very carbonated and that off taste does not leave your mouth.
Overall - I had this beer right when it first came out, before I was on BA, and remember it quite different. The yeasts in this guy sure did a number to the beer and it wasn't something I enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 19:25:54 | More by beatenbyjacks
Shenanigans from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.