Shenanigans - Odell Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Nice brew, a bretty sweet amber, unusual an a tad repetitive but it does what it promises in a stimulating way.
Presentation: 750 ml dark brown corked and caged bottle. Simple label with a soft retro vertical pattern in cream notes with some orange typographic notes. Small side note with intent, and main description. Notes 5462-2011 vintage, and 9.1% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.
A - Lightly hazy deep amber pour, nice frothy head, good retention with a fair surface ring and good touches of lacing.
S - Nice balanced nose, slight sweet funk with some fruity notes… Malty with a touch of funk…
T - And there is something not pleasing my companion across the table about a perfect amber ale broken by brett. But the sweet malty range, slight hoppy touch, broken by the funk, while unusual is working for me. Light tart fruity notes, malty sweetness with some caramel.
M - Medium body with medium/high carbonation, nice flow with a gentle lingering feel in the finish. Complex enough to entice the repeat...
O - Nice flow, well worth the try...
Notes: Long complex happy accident, not entirely sure when my mood would go after an an amber ale with brett but this was rather likable.
06-15-2013 14:24:06 | More by Daniellobo
4/5 rDev +6.4%
A: pours a deep red with a huge dense and rocky cream colored head that is slow to fade
S: smells oaky, funky, tart, bretty yeast and slightly fruity
T: tastes of sour fruit, some horseblanket, oak, barnyard, some tannins and a bit like paint thinner. swallow is a nice and smooth oakyness with a bit of sweet fruitiness and vanilla
M: heavy side of medium. dances on the tongue with prickly carbonation. a bit of pucker and slight dryness on the finish but not overly so
O: very good. good flavors and solid complexity it would appear that this one needed a bit of time to get good. Seems to be that way with a few of their special releases.
06-07-2013 03:06:19 | More by SHODriver
4.06/5 rDev +8%
a beautiful amber (crimson red) pour with 4 fingers of foamy off-white head. cork made a nice loud pop sound, which hasn't happened with any other odell 750's i've opened up. a wonderful aroma of brett, apples, pears (cider-like scent), slight citrus orange-like, almost a cedar scent coming off. a strange vanilla flavor coming from the mix of brett with the oak which is wonderful, mixed in with that funky pear/apple flavor which is nice and subtle, a sweet malty backbone, and some caramel.
medium in body with pretty high carbonation. pretty refreshing.
a very nice beer overall, great use of brettanomyces to make an amber ale way better than it should be. slightly tart, would've been even better with lactobacillus added for some sour notes. either way, this was definitely worth trying. just noticed the heavy abv on the label.. honestly it feels like 5-6% beer.. it is very well hidden!
05-07-2013 00:20:34 | More by facundoCNB
4.24/5 rDev +12.8%
Pours a copper to crimson color with a 3 finger off white head, with very good retention and a lot of lacing. The aroma has Brett, oak, green apples, dark fruit, and citrus. Smells nice and tart.
Tastes like a nice combination of sweetness and tartness. There are green apples, Brett, dark fruits, oak, citrus, caramel, and vanilla. I'm glad I waited this long to open the bottle. This might have been even better if I waited a little longer.
Medium bodied with ample carbonation. There is a tart aftertaste from the Brett, and a bit of a dry, sticky feeling in the mouth after each drink. A very nice wild ale. I wish I had bought another bottle to keep for a few more years.
03-17-2013 02:41:47 | More by hardy008
4/5 rDev +6.4%
The beer pours a hazy amber color with a some white head that slowly fades to spotty lacing.
Aromas begin with, no surprise wood barrel with nice caramel maltiness. As it warms you get the nice nuances of the barrel, mainly oak and a little spice.
The tastes begin with maltiness; caramel and breadiness. The oak comes in next with more increasing fruity flavors. As it warms you get more very pleasant mellow flavors of vanilla, some toffee, honey and a little hint of dark fruitiness.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The barrel aging helps to dry out the full caramel and bready malt body and temper the ABV sweetness.
Overall this is a very good oak aged red ale, not the best or as good as the previous release Woodcut No 3 but still quite solid.
02-24-2013 15:07:50 | More by claspada
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]
The pour was a murky medium brown with a slight ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that reduced to a thin cap which lasted throughout and produced excellent thick sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted grain malt and a funky Brett yeast with hints of caramel, green apple, overripe dark fruit (plums and grapes), citrus peel and bit of spice and a mild woody cask presence.
The taste was very malty and lightly sweet-tart with notes of caramel and dark fruit from the onset, progressing into a slightly bitter flavor with spicy sour presence and a woody alcohol ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a sour citrus peel bitterness left to linger for just a tad longer.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and dry in texture with a ticklish carbonation.
Overall this was a very unique tasting brew: a bit sour, a tad sweet, a touch fruity and a nice bitter woody finish. All this working together to basically create this very tasty and memorable brew...
02-08-2013 02:42:10 | More by KajII
Shenanigans from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.