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Saboteur - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

290 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 111
Gots: 63 | 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:
Beer added by: Oxymoron on 04-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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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.

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750ml cork&cage tasted blindly in Blind BIF #8. Poured into Crooked Stave snifter.

Appearance: The beautiful darkish brown color of a Belgian Strong Dark comes crashing down into the glass to leave a full finger of light beige head. Spotted lacing.

Smell: Fig/grape, a bit of cherry. Very fruity. Sweet malt (candy sugar?), and a bit of funk hiding in there.

Taste: Very complex. Dark fruits, belgian yeast, and indeed a hint of brett that I thought I smelled. Definitely an oak presence on the backend with a slight bit of alcohol heat. I can't tell if it's plain oak barrel and heat from the high alcohol, or some form of liquor barrel aging. Going to guess a wine barrel here - in fact I swear I taste wine tannins as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky. Carb level a bit on the high side, but not distractingly so.

Drinkability: A slow sipper. There is a lot going on here, and it's a beer you'll want to enjoy over the course of a variety of temperatures.

Overall: I'm not entirely sure what this beer is, but I like it quite a bit, and would seek it out again. Outside the box of your typical Belgian Strong Dark ale, which is my favorite style.

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Saboteur from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.