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Saboteur - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

290 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 290 | Reviews: 143
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Produced a big 3 finger head, (careful pouring this one). Thick head, nice lacing. The beer color is a dark mahogany, just barely translucent.
The aroma is of malts, dark fruit, wood, a hint of bret.
The taste is is amazing! Much bolder than the aroma. Similar to smell, but with a light caramel sweetness dueling with a slight tartness from the bret, High carbonation, and mdium mouth-feel. Little aftertaste, and no noticeable hop bitterness.
Incredible beer, and easy drinking for it's style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Just to note, the cork came out insanely easily with a load pop, so be cautious with this one.

The head formed is three fingers high and tan in color. Have to wait for it to die down for a while. Lacing is very nice though. The beer is a murky brown color with a ruby hue. Aromas of roasty malts, earthiness, brett funk, hinting at band-aids, leather and tobacco, caramel and toffee, bread, light citrus and tropical fruit, hints of wood/oak and sour cherries. Very interesting. Taste is very similar. Plenty of malts, caramel, earthiness, dark fruits, and light wood/oak, vanilla, tobacco and leather that keep this more of a brown for me than an American wild. However, there's also bretty funk, sour and tartness, though all on the lighter side. As I expected, the mouthfeel is a bit too carbonated. Medium-full body, smooth consistency, high carbonation, and light, dry finish.

Overall I think this one was just a bit too off, different for me to really endorse. Complex and interesting, yes, but not amazing.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. We opened this at the August Baltimore BA get together.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy mahogany color with a finger of off white head. The bubbles are rather large and the head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Getting the brett up front with some dark fruit and carmel malt showing up as well.

Taste: Brett tartness showing throughout. Malty underneath with a mild caramel sweetness. The finish is rather tart. This is a very different beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tons of carbonation, way too much in fact. The finish is dry.

Overall: This was a really weird beer for me. The malt with the tartness never quite blended. Could have been a bit less carbonated.

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Shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

The cork shot into the ceiling upon opening. Huge tan head that coats the glass with sticky lacing. The beer is fairly hazy and appears a chestnut brown color.

The aroma brings roast, barrels, chocolate, wine, fruit, alcohol. Quite complex, but not as inviting as some of the upper tier beers in this genre.

Nutty flavor, with a vinous character. Red wine comes through quite a bit. Additional notes of fruit, chocolate. Ok. Not particularly tart or sour. A light fruity sweetness throughout.

Medium bodied and rich. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, this was ok. One small glass is plenty.

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A very well done sour/wild. Love the taste and the sweetness of it.

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