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Saboteur - Odell Brewing Company

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very good

280 Ratings

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 112
Gots: 63 | 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: 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.

Alieniloquium, Tuesday at 01:59 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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 280 ratings.