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Saboteur - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
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 spoony:
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spoony

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml into a tulip.

A-The bottle opened with a pretty significant pop of the cork, but the beer (thankfully) didn't gush on me. Still, this brew proved difficult to pour without massive amounts of foam. Once things settled a bit, I was looking at a dark, dark brown beer that was nearly opaque. Just a slight hint of red. The foam was mocha-colored.

S-The beer gave off a funky, earthy, tart aroma of oak, vanilla, cherries, and a little brett. Fair amount of wood here.

T-The taste was earthy, mild malts combined with oak, leather, vanilla, raisin, and a touch of tart cherry. The alcohol was well-integrated and a bit herbal in character.

M-The beer was pretty smooth drinking and medium in body. Carbonation was noticeable, but not dominant.

O-I liked this brew. It was a unique combination of flavors and feel with little bits of brown ale, quad, and american wild ale all mixed together. Fortunately, I think the combination worked out to produce a tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 18:18:28 | More by spoony
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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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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-27-2014 21:37:12 | More by THECPJ
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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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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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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%

02-24-2014 00:25:56 | More by OnWisconsin
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-23-2014 17:20:12 | More by 510a
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-15-2014 05:57:29 | More by mattmarka1
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-14-2014 04:38:41 | More by incubuscience
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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

10-22-2013 00:59:22 | More by Alieniloquium
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Maryland

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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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