Shenanigans - Odell Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
From a 750 ml into a wine glass.
A-Huge (unmanageable) head for the first glass out of the bomber (which seems to be a recurring issue with Odell bombers...). After that, it settled a bit and produced a decent sized tan head that faded slowly. The brew was murky and copper/orange hued.
S-The smell was tart, oaky, and lightly vinous. I did not pick up any one fruit or flavor over the other, but there was a lightly fruity scent too...cherries maybe?
T-The taste mirrored the smell, i.e., sort of nondescript light fruits, lightly tart, with a bit of oaky vanilla, some caramel, and nuttiness. Mild flavors here for 9.1% ABV.
M-Lots of carbonation on the palate. The brew was medium bodied.
O-I don't know how Odell can call this beer Shenanigans because I found it kind of boring. The flavors aren't bad, but there was nothing going here that made me think of silly or high-sprited behavior or mischief. Anyway, this might be a good gateway to sour beers for those new to the style or those looking for something to pair with a cheese before dinner.
12-24-2012 02:01:23 | More by spoony
4.18/5 rDev +11.2%
Poured Shenanicans into a tulip glass, and it makes a three finger thick wall of tan foam, and the body is ruby red in color and hazy.
In the aroma I get cherries, some woodiness, and other earthy traits.
Taste wise I detect cherries, lemon, fig, chocolate, and perhaps some cola.
Feels full in body, has plenty of carbonation to go around, and little to no warming in the end.
10-02-2012 01:16:42 | More by TheSarge
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at Wowcoolman’s tasting.
Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and some slight funk aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness and a funky aftertaste. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
08-28-2012 01:03:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
A - Rocky, four finger, off-white head sits atop this ruby colored brew. Really beautiful hues of red show throughout this one. Light, wispy patches of lacing stick to the glass after every sip.
S - Definitely get a feel of the barrel in this one. Lots of oak mixes with yeast funk and some farmhouse notes. Some fruity sweetness and vanilla are also present.
T/M - A lot of oak in the taste as well. Dry, yeasty funk blends with a bit of caramel and dark fruits. Medium bodied with loads of carbonation.
O - While I preferred this on tap, I still find it to be tasty and interesting enough from the bottle.
08-25-2012 19:44:25 | More by bigaltemple
3.03/5 rDev -19.4%
*After removing the cork cage, the cork blew itself out of the bottle just a minute or so later. Freaked us out!*
Gorgeous ruby red color with impressive head formation.
The brett funk is front and center on aroma.
First sip reveals crazy carbonation; the liquid practically explodes into foam once it hits my tongue. Hearty brett flavor dominates flavor spectrum. Oak aging is faintly detectable in the finish, but it’s a nice touch, not at all heavy handed. Finishes super dry, crisp, and a bit tart. Not much flavor beyond the brett.
Overall I think the wild yeast went a little too wild. I think they’ve eaten up too much residual sugars, making for too much carbonation, not enough body, and definitely not enough other flavors to play off the funk. Certainly not as well done as Odell’s Saboteur.
08-17-2012 15:18:28 | More by JEdmund
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured in to a tulip. 2 finger, tan, rocky head. Light lacing. Slightly haze mahogany colored body.
Aroma had a good noticeable Brett aroma. Some funk, musty and farmhouse notes. Notes of cherry and some light vanilla/oak. A bit floral and light citrus hop notes on the end. Mild sweetness.
Flavor had some moderate Brett flavors up front. Nice cherry and farmhouse flavors. Some notes of oak turn to a medium level of sweetness than fades to a citrusy, lightly bitter, hop finish. No real lingering hop bitterness. Mildly sweet. Cherry tartness flavors hang around for a little bit.
Medium body that seems to get a bit chewy before finishing dry. Mild signs of ABV. Medium carbonation.
Some of the cherry/Brett and hop flavors clash lightly, but overall its a unique and tasty beer.
08-07-2012 00:33:45 | More by riored4v
2.7/5 rDev -28.2%
1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. 9.1% ABV confirmed. I see no mention of the "American Wild Ale" style on the label. There is "Oak Aged Crimson Ale", whatever that means.
Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
Cork yields a satisfying pop upon opening, but thankfully no liquid surges out.
A: Pours a six finger head of nice rolling cream, good thickness, and pretty impressive retention - though I am concerned about the carbonation. Colour is a nontransparent caramel-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Stale bretts and dead yeast. A hint of lees. Clean malts and subtle caramelization are a highlight. A nice light touch of oak rounds it out nicely. Some dried fruit comes through (per the label). Hints of berries and citrus. A mild strength aroma, but quite light in terms of character.
T: Light yet surprisingly tart fruit hits me first, alongside the off-bretts. I don't know that I've ever tasted bretts so horribly imbalanced. They're too biscuity and work against the light character of the rest of the flavour profile. The clean malt foundation lends it some body, but doesn't overdo it. I do get dried fruit, but it works against the balance (which is horrid overall). Raisin. This is quite a mess of a beer, but it has some good characteristics. I like the experimentation, but it's lackluster.
Mf: Smooth and wet, with entirely too much body for what they were going for. A touch too thick. Overcarbonated.
Dr: Drinkable. Hides its ABV decently. I wouldn't get it again. It's just a failed experiment in the style. An interesting attempt from Odell, but there's just nothing unique or special here. Maybe aging would do it some good, but I doubt it.
08-06-2012 07:20:36 | More by kojevergas
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
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Appearance: Crimson Ale is a good term, although it has more orange than I would expect with that label. Seriously massive light tan head that is very foamy, thick and clingy. Just gorgeous.
Smell: Caramel, cherry, apple, some other fruits. Light vinegar.
Taste: Immendiately get hit with tart apple and vinegar, but then it turns more sweet, with caramel, oak, cherry and general fruitiness. The finish is once again tart, but with an unfortunate phenolic character of plastic and band-aids (not the good Belgiany phenolic).
Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, lightly drying and tart finish, as expected.
Overall: Damn plastic aftertaste! This could have been great, instead it is good. Tastes like this would have been an Oak Aged Double Irish Red before it was infected.
Seems like Odell is hit or miss with Wilds. Saboteur, Friek and especially DeConstruction are hits, while this, Avant Peche and (from what I heard) Hiveranno are near misses. Still, nice to see Odell continuing to experiment.
07-27-2012 21:21:12 | More by bsp77
3.25/5 rDev -13.6%
Brownish red in color with a tall khaki head. A mild tartness but lots of different straw, grass, and funky aromas. A bit of citrus peel along with lots of oak and apple. Some bready malt as well. The flavor is sort of mediocre. A bit of plastic in there, too. Subtle tartness and barnyard funkiness as well as the straw, grass, and musty oak.
07-26-2012 20:50:13 | More by womencantsail
Shenanigans from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.