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Saboteur - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 112
Gots: 61 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 04-23-2010)
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Reviews by motorhed:
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motorhed

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle obtained from local shop. Stored in cellar for about 2 months prior to consumption.

A - Very dark brown, nearly black color with a darker-tan head. Overly carbonated, on first pour, it filled the entire tulip with head - disappointing.

S - First thing on the senses is the spices, almost Belgian. Mild brett, smells of aged (oak?) wood and sweet and sour going on.

T - This beer was definitely interesting. Starts sweet with lots of flavor from the dark fruits, in the middle i tasted oak and spice, then it a tart finish via the brett. Not overly sour but a nice balance with the other flavors.

M - Medium body with WAY too much carbonation. My bottle was a bottle bomb. As soon as i took the cork out, it overflowed then on the first poor it was 99% head. Something went wrong here with this bottle....I've seen highly carbonated brews, this beat them all by a mile.

O - I have higher expectations for Odell. While i enjoyed the beer, it was let down by the mess it made all over my table, glass, and sink. The over-carbonation of this beer is an issue, or at least in my case it was. The flavors of the beer and the style of what they were going for with this brew, they did well - i commend them for that. I've had a lot of top-notch brews from Odell and i was expecting the same from this however i cant say i was thrilled with it. Beware the carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 18:05:27 | More by motorhed
More User Reviews:
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My review doesn't reflect my appreciation for getting the bottle. Thank you Geoff for sending it. 750 ML bottle split with a friend poured into a tulip style glass. Comes out very dark brown, close to black. Deep mahogany highlights. Crazy big foaming white head, a lot o carbonation with a pour that wasn't even that hard.

Smell is decent, sort of tart and sour aromas as the strong point. Some candied sugar, maybe some dried figs and charred caramel. A bit of that Belgian yeast to it.

Taste is a step down from the smell. More like a Belgian brown style beer but "Imperial" because you can tell it's bigger with more alcohol. Some sweetness to with and some natural bitterness. Doesn't really taste sour; more like it's just past it's prime or an infected beer that wasn't intended to be that way.

Mouthfeel is alright, but odd. I don't think this beer knows what it's supposed to be, it has a lot going on. Not very smooth, a bit gritty. Sort of has a fermented fruit feel to it. Somewhat drinkable but overall I gotta just list this beer as "okay." Never could've finished the bottle by myself.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 00:23:02 | More by AndyAvalanche
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-31-2014 08:22:38 | More by zestar
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-23-2014 01:41:57 | More by vande
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will1256

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.7%

04-30-2014 04:42:38 | More by will1256
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-07-2014 19:10:36 | More by Barnsley
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-06-2014 00:37:15 | More by afsdan
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -42%

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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-23-2013 03:57:33 | More by jaydoc
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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -48.5%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Big khaki head atop a brown body. Great retention.

Smell - A little bretty. Deep caramel notes. Some chocolate.

Taste - Bretty and earthy. Lots of deep caramel and chocolate. Dry.

Mouthfeel - A little heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - A clash of flavors. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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Minnesota

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Arizona

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North Carolina

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Saboteur from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.