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Shenanigans - Odell Brewing Company

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85
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 14
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 02-07-2010)
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-23-2012 19:53:01 | More by Oboogie
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +26%

04-23-2012 03:58:17 | More by bigbeers84
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy and dark copper and slightly ruby red color. Some amber notes are present. There is a nice dense ecru head that has some chunkier bubbles on the top. Very nice retention and some sticky lacing forms as it recedes.

Aroma is a bit mild. There are some dark fruits and some caramel malt notes mixed in with some oaky must and slight funk notes. There are some yeast like esters in the nose as well with some mild phenols coming through. Not as attractive as I expected.

Flavor is a bit better. Very juicy brew with nice caramel sweetness and crystal malt sweetness. Notes of pear juice and apple as well as some slight sweet pineapple. There is definitely some tartness that sticks its head up really quickly and mellows out for the ride. Nice oaky notes are perceived. Through which some nice barnyard and woody funk can be tasted. Interesting brew for sure. Nice and fruity with some good funk and slight tartness. Mouthfeel is dry and funky with a slight heat that can be perceived as it warms.

Pretty interesting brew. Not my favorite AWA but a good brew nonetheless. Interesting mix of fruit juice with the the woody notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 01:17:48 | More by JoEBoBpr
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MichaelBuck

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-22-2012 02:28:29 | More by MichaelBuck
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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-21-2012 18:58:28 | More by stpaulsipper07
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birchstick

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish color without much of a head on it. Nose is Fruity and funky with a touch of sourness. Taste starts off with a touch of grain but is overtaken by some softer dry fruit flavors - pears and some apples. A bit of brett funk comes in and is somewhat ushered away by some sour notes. Ends a little dry with some fruity oak notes. Mouth is medium with some soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent American wild ale. Nice complexity and palatable. Recommended if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 00:34:24 | More by birchstick
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Shango42

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-19-2012 22:04:46 | More by Shango42
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vobr0002

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- reddish brown with long lasting head and great lacing.

S- very light smell, fruits, apples skin, grapes, oak.

T- similar to smell but on the back end there is a lot of oak slight amount of tart.

M. Medium body nice carbonation.

Of its a good beer but I think it would be better with a touch more sour and less oak.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 22:33:15 | More by vobr0002
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TVolt1

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Really good nut brown color with a great amount of off-white head. The head stays for the entire drink and has great lacing.

S: It is a very light smell with nothing competely smelling strongly. Smells a little of white grapes and red apples along with a sugary malty smell.

T: I do taste the apple peel taste along with a sour lemony taste. There is a bit of bitter taste at the end that I don't love but all in all, it's pretty good.

M: Good, crisp, light mouthfeel.

O: OVerall, it is a decent beer - not my favorite sour but it is good.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 22:22:53 | More by TVolt1
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-15-2012 04:47:56 | More by steamboatbrewer
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elec

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-15-2012 04:23:13 | More by elec
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opens with a super serious Pop! Pours an effervescent auburn with 4 fingers of tan head. Superior lacing & head retention

S: Woody & tart scents

T: Tartness, sour strawberry tanins & some green apple up front. Balsamic vinegar notes mix with apricot as this warms, along with some grassy & berry flavors & just a bit of caramel sweetness. Finishes tart with grassy & woody bitterness balancing out some Winesap apple sweetness, along just a little vanilla & caramel

MF: Medium bodied slightly syruppy, carbonation is very low indeed, some stickyness as well, carbonation picks up as this warms

A pretty good wild ale, may note be intense enough for sour fanatics, but works well for me, would go great with all sorts of food (fish, cheese & fruit come to mind off the top of my head)

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 03:40:10 | More by russpowell
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-15-2012 01:54:07 | More by crobinso
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RDW

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

04-14-2012 14:48:37 | More by RDW
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Phelps

Arizona

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Deep crimson, fairly clear upon the first pour; cloudy like paint on the second. In both instances, a good inch of creamy head the color and consistency of cappuccino foam deposits tendrils of pocked lace on the sides of the glass.

Smells green. There’s tons of vinous oak with a touch of vanilla, then there’s caramel, a little toast, and some vinegar.

Burnt sugar leads here, its sweetness offset by quite a bit of earthy hops. Toast appears again, as do caramel, vanilla and a heaping handful of super-green oak. Toasty and sugary in the finish. Perhaps a little too bitter and astringently oaky.

Slightly watery medium-light body; high, pinching carbonation. Breaks into a good amount of fizz as it moves. Some alcohol heat comes through the nose at the swallow.

The bottle hinted that this brew is the result of an attempt to save another failed one, and I’d say the operation was a mild success. Shenanigans is tasty enough — a passable sour brown, worth a taste but perhaps, at this price, not a second pass.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 04:39:39 | More by Phelps
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks great. Mahogany, clean/clear body. On off-white, almost chiffon cake yellow head. Billowed up to about 3 fingers. Rocky and chunked up. Pretty good lacing.

Golden Delicious apples on first whiff. Some crushed tart cherries and wood upon further nosing. A bit funky and sweet caramel.

A burst of sour cherries and apple skins up front. Slight touch of metallic. Woody a bit, too. Caramel is decidedly diminished. Some esters.

Somewhat thin on the feel. With the head being as big I expected more carbonation or zing. This beer leaves quick, but not necessarily dry or sweet. Beginnings of sour, but stops at tart.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 23:54:58 | More by Mebuzzard
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beergoot

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice ruddy red with an excellent thick, white head and fine lacing on the glass.

A tart and sweet smell. Somewhat earthy. Grassy.

Over-ripe cherries; tart and sweet. Bitterness shaded with a noticeable alcohol warmth.

Rather light in the mouth. Smooth yet somewhat watery.

This one will probably go over well enough for wild beer / farm ale lovers. Not my style per se, yet drinkable enough. I wouldn't hesitate to down another bottle. Still, geared more towards the adventurous beer lover than a 'stodgy' ale and lager traditionalist. Worth a stab...

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 22:37:48 | More by beergoot
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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-07-2012 17:40:10 | More by kiki3drt292
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

04-01-2012 04:15:11 | More by ucsbmullet
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 01:22:50 | More by chugalug06
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a gnarly almost sour wild red ale. pours a thick and chewy amber color wth a 3 inch off-white head all fizzy and alive. smell is yeasy and sour and elementally belgian in nature. red malt sweetness aroma poking through. tastes somewhere between a massive irish red and a west coast saison. its huge and sour and a proper malt bomb, tempered only by a supremely enthusiastic tart yeast, feel is bright and crisp. medium bodied and lasting. overall an excellent brew, like all odell products are!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 03:04:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 00:30:57 | More by hopfacebrew
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Oxymoron

Colorado

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
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Shenanigans from Odell Brewing Company
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