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Saboteur - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

287 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 113
Gots: 62 | FT: 5
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 2012 bottle poured into a snifter. Local bar had it cellared.
Pours a nearly opaque, deep brown with hints of ruby in the light that barely makes it through this very dark beer. A thin, dark tan head that quickly fades to some light dusting.
The aroma is leather and cherry and oak.
The first sip is quite remarkable: WOW. Crazy, dark fruit and black cherry and then a hit of tart and funk. Maybe a bit of dark chocolate and spice. i even get a hint of cinnamon as it warms. I don not notice the alcohol at all.
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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.

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Saboteur from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.