Shenanigans - Odell Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +19.7%
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.
02-07-2010 21:35:05 | More by Oxymoron
4.4/5 rDev +17%
Hit the shelves this afternoon, poured from 750mL bottle to tulip the beer arrives a cloudy deep amber red with an impressive 3 finger tannish cream colored head with excellent retention and some lacing throuoit. The nose is caramel sweet with. Nice malt base, hints of wild yeast, apples, oak and grapes. The flavor is more pronounced and intense than the nose: starts off crisp with a sweet malt caramel flavored base, as the sharp entrance fades the favors develope: apples, pear, mildly bitter, tones if funk and sour though not a lot. The flavor lasts on the tongue for a very long time with a gently fruit sweetness combined with a lingering funk. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall I entered this not knowing what to expect, thoroughly enjoyable. I will be purchasing another bottle or three.
03-30-2012 00:30:57 | More by hopfacebrew
4.38/5 rDev +16.5%
For starters, I did my usual routine of letting the bottle sit on the desk for about 15 minutes. Removed the wire cage, turned to discard the wire, and the cork put as dent in the ceiling. So be warned!
Poured into a large tulip glass, with a large, foamy head, nice lacing, and a dark, clear copper body.
Aroma had fruit, malt, and a hint of the yeast.
Flavor had a strong, but delightful, brett yeast. Fruit and roasted malt with an oak background.
Medium body with carbonation that retained the head through my 1.5 hour drink.
Before I return to buy another, I need to find the cork!
06-22-2012 02:49:24 | More by KansasBeerLover
4.33/5 rDev +15.2%
Served in a snifter, cold on-tap at Freshcraft in Denver.
Aroma is sweet, fruity, and funky in equal measures.
Flavor is similar in ways to am old ale with dark fruits, vanilla, and booze. It has a great oak-aged character that brings that vanilla and then the wild yeast adds a nice slightly sour funk. More cherries and some tropical fruit comes through here too.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Despite the variety of flavors, its all really well balanced.
Overall another great wild ale from Odell. Not hugely sour but perfectly balanced.
04-30-2012 20:15:18 | More by GilGarp
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
A - Poured out a dark burgundy color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled sour with some malty notes. Some cherry aroma.
T - Tasted fairly tart and sour but not overdone. A touch of cherry and apple with a sweet bready malt backbone.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a really tasty ale especially considering it was an accident. Certainly worth a try.
04-30-2012 15:57:17 | More by zeff80
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
Proper pour into Duvel Tulip
Very large growing straw colored head. Tightly wrapped bubbles grow when tempted. Brew is mildly hazy red with orange and brown. Not sure the haze is intentional... Also, mild lacing remains behind the voluminous head.
Tons of caramel malt and mild cirtus hop. Perhaps there's a funk inside too. Very interesting for a red, but an unique take on wilds...
Whoa. This reminds me of WC #3...Plus some brett. YUM, very earthy and wet on the tongue, slight tartness sits on the back. Hops are delicate and well placed. Not bitter at all, but not overly sweet, not a sugar bomb, or a sour bomb. Very smooth and drinkable. Silky smooth. nice light carbonation settles out after a rush when opened.
Overly unique brew from Odell. Nice job, and an even better surprise!!! Highly recommended, even though the brew stands a bit all over the board. Whoa, this one makes my tongue numb.
04-01-2012 01:22:50 | More by chugalug06
4.25/5 rDev +13%
A cloudy reddish brown beer with a very small mocha head that left only traces of lacing. I could smell malt and wheat. Great malty front with hints of plum and cherry, carbination level was perfect and refreshing. No alcohol bite at all. I could have drank this beer all day- if it were not for the 9.1ABV and $5.50 cost of the 8 oz pour. I really enjoyed this beer.
08-06-2012 01:16:36 | More by Glibber
Shenanigans from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.