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Shenanigans - Odell Brewing Company

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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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-19-2012 21:13:21 | More by hiphopj5
Photo of Beaver13


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

750ml bottle. Pours a deep crimson red with a huge rocky off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a bit subdued - wood and vanilla with some sweet tart fruits. Some brett comes out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some bretty tart fruits and floral notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I like it. Similar to Hiveranno but not as good.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 06:50:41 | More by Beaver13
Photo of yamar68


3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice ruby/mahogany, thin lines of beading below a thick dollop of off white head. Average lacing.

Smells tasty. Fresh caramel, some rye bits, dark sweet fruits, juicy grapefruit, a touch of spicy funk. Nice smelling beer.

Wow... WAY more of a punch than I was anticipating. The brett has taken control of this beer. Dry funky punch followed by tart fruits, a bit of citrus, dark malts. Surprising but tasty nonetheless.

Certainly an interesting concept of a beer. I'd say give it a shot if you're on the fence.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 02:19:28 | More by yamar68
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-15-2012 23:28:57 | More by carteravebrew
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-15-2012 04:25:02 | More by MarkyMOD
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-13-2012 03:01:05 | More by Auror
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-05-2012 03:23:23 | More by spark3148857
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3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tried this a few times now, 2x via the bottle (once fresh, once with a year on it) and 1x on tap (fresh). This one is MUCH better on tap.

Pours dark red with a brownish hue and a big dirty white head. Aroma offers lot of wood from the barrel, fruity (raspberry and some citrus) that was more distinct fresh, and slight tartness from the brett that was more prevalent with the age. Flavor followed suit. A medium body. Overall, great beer on tap, disapointing via the bottle both time. My ratings are combined average from all three tries.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2012 04:16:47 | More by denver10
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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear to hazy ruby red with a 3 finger head of foam.

It smells fruity with some malt sweetness and a light note of Brett.

A light Brett flavour hits me first followed by fruity tartness, some earthy malt, and some oak. The aftertaste lingers on with tart and funky notes. This is an unusual brew and it took me a while to "get it". Still, sometimes I do get it and sometimes I don't. This is a very nail down as to how I really feel about it.

A very nice mouthfeel this beer has due to medium body and lively carbonation.

It wasn't on the shelves here for long so I reckon we didn't get loads. I believe that more than that there was a run on it...

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 22:35:06 | More by Bitterbill
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is mahogany with a slight cloudiness. Heavy head did lace nicely.

Excellent malty barley aroma, slightly sweet.

Taste starts with a fullness but quickly turns tart in a kind of odd way creating a unique delivery of flavor. Again, the sweetness is there just enough to remind me of a tart apple. The finish is somewhat tin like, which was only mildly disappointing.

On the mouth: full, perfectly crisp.

O - Excellent taste as usual from Odell, but I was surprised at the abrupt tart finish on this otherwise fine brew. Me thinks the 9% ABV is deceptive, it creeps up faster than expected.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 23:57:45 | More by Ambrose
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-28-2012 19:06:15 | More by Soneast
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a corked and caged 750ml bottle into my Darkness snifter. No bottled date.

Pours a murky brown/red, with a super dense, three-finger, cream colored head. Excellent retention, with tons of lacing. Very nice looking beer.

That is an interesting nose. Super complex. I'm getting some dark fruits, apple peel, bready malt, and some vinegar/brett funk in the finish. All of it seems a bit chaotic, but not in a bad way.

Wow, that is all over the place. Dark fruits, sweet malt upfront give way to a moderate brett funk/sourness that lingers maybe a bit too long. As it warms, more wood and cherries in the middle, less dark fruit, still semi-sweet, and the brett is really starting to come through with a whiff of alcohol in the finish. Again, a bit chaotic, but it all somehow works in a weird way.

Oddly creamy for how tart it is. Medium in body that coats the mouth well, nice carbonation. Moderately dry in the finish.

Overall this is a strange and interesting brew. There is balance in its chaos. Not for the timid, and it's far from drinkable (this bottle should be shared). I'm glad I have another in the cellar, it will be interesting to see what a couple years does to this one. Worth a try if your looking for something to push your bounds. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 04:30:59 | More by Humulus85
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2012 16:08:45 | More by clutchbeyers
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-18-2012 16:48:09 | More by Gatch
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-11-2012 22:41:22 | More by siddhartha
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-05-2012 18:48:48 | More by JohnLynch
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-02-2012 01:54:49 | More by bsuedekum
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-01-2012 19:00:46 | More by BrooklynBrewers
Photo of GilGarp


4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2012 20:15:18 | More by GilGarp
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4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 15:57:17 | More by zeff80
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-30-2012 15:33:10 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2012 18:29:14 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2012 10:01:57 | More by AlexChillton
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis. Poured into a 10-oz goblet.

A neat pour yielded a 3/4 inch thick, creamy off-white head over a hazy crimson liquid. Head is persistent, rocky and leaves great lace

Immediatly smells sweet, green apples, caramel malt and citrus hop. Taste is sweeter, and again, here are apples, more tartness than I recalled from the bottle. Juicy dark fruits, raisins, slightly orange and chocolate. Finish seems slightly sweeter than I remember from the bottle I split a few days ago. It's smooth and creamy with very nice level of carbonation. It's got a tart/sweet thing going. I enjoyed it, but the ABV can creep up on you.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2012 15:45:10 | More by JackieTH
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-26-2012 00:21:57 | More by ggourde
Shenanigans from Odell Brewing Company
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