Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phelps:
4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks: clear pale dandelion yellow that deepens to a more hazy light tangerine. A two-finger, puffy off-white head sticks around for quite a while. It never really leaves, actually, becoming a small yet silky layer of film. The bubbles grip the sides of the glass with all their might, leaving big, fat walls of webbed lace.
Smells: delightfully tart. A nice brett character, balanced with oak, pine, sweet pineapples, white grapes, red apples, pears, and strawberries. It's almost like a pink starbust. The aroma strikes a perfect balance between tartness, sweetness and barrel-aging. I'm in love.
Tastes: like a better, more complex Belgian pale ale. The sour brett character is far more subdued than the nose would suggest, acquiescing instead to fruitier, sweet flavors of pears and white wine. However, there is a nice green apple tartness that grows a bit as I drink. The oak is barely noticeable, acting as a nice backbone to the sweeter flavors and spicy cloves.. The finish is ephemeral and interchangeable; at some times sweet, at others tart, at others dry.
Feels: Soft. Hard to hide alcohol in a 20-proof beer, as a bit of warmth travels down and into the chest. Fizzy, with medium carbonation. The medium body expands a bit and becomes more supple as I roll it over the tongue.
Drinks: like beauty in mathematics. With the plethora of flavors dancing about my palate, it's easy to forget that DeConstruction is a nearly 11% ABV beast. Two glasses and I was feeling mighty fine, while the beer was tasting equally exquisite. I love what Odell is doing with beer, taking experimental styles and ideas and applying them to the alcoholic world.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2010 06:56:19 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
3.36/5 rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pour is dark hazed amber with a tight off white head. The nose is a balance of wood, Brett, and fruit. Wood is most forthcoming with apple skin, light mushroom and tannin. Taste is much less balanced, stronger malt undertones, brighter apple skin notes, musky mushroomy brett, fairly powerful tannic flavor. Very strong carbonation, light body, semi dry finish with a tinge of booze but not too much for the alcohol content.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 02:49:49 | More by cpetrone84
Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.