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Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell DeConstruction Golden AleOdell DeConstruction Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
90
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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 96
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Golden Ale created by blending the final recipe with its own barrel aged pilot beers fermented with wild yeasts. Each individual barrel contributes a unique flavor from the wood chosen and the cultures resident to achieve subtle complexities that develop(ed) over time. A beer which starts sweet, filling the mouth with fruit-like esters and a mild spiciness, changing to a tart and lingering flavor reminiscent of grapefruit living amidst an earthy, citrusy hop aroma. Define flavor for yourself in this constantly evolving liquid expression.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-04-2010)
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zach60614

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38%

01-27-2013 01:03:32 | More by zach60614
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olympuszymurgus

California

2.5/5  rDev -38%

01-06-2013 01:33:01 | More by olympuszymurgus
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SPThirtyThree

Colorado

2.63/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Corked and caged in a 750 mL heavy bottle. $14.99 The bottle is printed with a bunch of scribbles suggesting someone with really bad handwriting artfully blended this. The cork pops easily and loudly.

A: Pours with excessive foaming. Four fingers of khaki head form and swell up over the lip of the goblet before I can get a decent amount of beer out of the bottle. The head persists, with a fine layer of thick film atop layers of rocky, irregular bubbles. The beer is crystal-clear amber. After topping up, the color is cloudy apricot.

S: The Brett leads the lacto, with spicy phenols up front, and tangy vinegar behind. A slight citrus touches off a leathery, dry, oak-infused malt. A faint grassy, earthy hop lingers behind the stronger spices.

T: Whoa. It's hot and alcoholic, like you'd expect from a beer in the 'above 10% ABV' category. It's hoppy, but it's really hot and fusel-flavored. It's boozy and tangy and hard to drink.

M: Hot. It's very astringent and prickly on the front-top of the tongue and sticky in the back and beside the tongue. Mouth-wateringly vinegary.

D: Low.

Overall, not really a favorite oaked beer. It's going to be hard to finish this. May update later.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 02:07:09 | More by SPThirtyThree
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Jeckel

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

11-17-2012 14:56:41 | More by Jeckel
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Petcha

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a 12 oz snifter

A: Reddish orange with a solid 3-4 fingers of head

S: Really nice, like I hope for in a wild ale. A lot of sour-like smells I associate with the wild yeast strains and some nice sweeter tropical fruit notes to balance. The smell got me pretty excited.

T: Not what I expected or wanted really. Really fruity sweet and very boozy. This would have worked for me if some of the tartness would have come through, but for me it didn't.

M: Insanely over-carbonated, distracted from the taste

O: I wanted to like this, I really did. Could be because I found the taste so different from what I was expecting base don the smell. Also, I thought that it ultimately lacked the tartness (even a little would have been nice) that I have come to appreciate from a wild. I bought two bottles and will let the other age for a while, perhaps that will change my perspective.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:36:29 | More by Petcha
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3/5  rDev -25.6%

12-14-2013 14:33:57 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25.6%

07-05-2013 11:11:29 | More by aasher
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Tozac

Colorado

3/5  rDev -25.6%

05-09-2013 01:37:53 | More by Tozac
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beerist

Missouri

3/5  rDev -25.6%

06-30-2013 14:00:51 | More by beerist
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sairvin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25.6%

03-16-2013 04:18:31 | More by sairvin
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -25.6%

06-28-2013 20:16:07 | More by redleg411
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

01-24-2014 01:44:33 | More by vinny21bal
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into NB globe. Thanks for sharing, John...

A- Has a deep orange color. It was poured methodically and slowly yet it s provided such a large head we had to spoon some out to make room in our glass. Foamy lacing on side of glass

S- You can easily smell the funky, fruity yeast. Berries, grapes, and flowery hops. The carbonation is noticeable in the aroma with a gassy tinge.

T/M- Damn, very carbonated. Too gassy. I get strong alcohol fusels, borderline hot, but not quite there. Again, grapes, this time some grapefruit and lemon flavors. Very funky, just full of brett flavors, but its more lighter brett and not so much barn or leather. Medium body, but incredibly lively, just bubbly as fuck!

O- Not bad. Interesting for sure. Would like the alcohol and carbonation to take a seat. Also, not worth the $18 tag some pay to acquire. Definitely a nice experiment and I always welcome paying for something like this; unfortunately I just wouldn't get a second.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 00:29:37 | More by TheGordianKnot
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

10-11-2013 19:24:25 | More by acurtis
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VonZipper

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

02-28-2014 22:00:31 | More by VonZipper
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

01-22-2014 01:33:56 | More by kvgomps
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

07-21-2013 15:08:22 | More by Zuidman
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Pushes the cork out once the cage comes off. Doesn't gush though. Big white head on an orange body. Decent retention. Slowly dissipates.

Smell - Lots of wine aroma. White wine. Slightly metallic aroma too. Bretty earthiness, but not a lot of acidity. Sweet malts.

Taste - Very sweet. Not really sour at all. No lacto presence. Lots of brett earthiness. Tons of caramel malt and that same metallic flavor lingers. Fairly bitter too.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and overly carbonated. Not sour at all.

Overall - The label touts all sorts of wild yeast and this just tastes like a bretty Belgian strong pale. Where's the sour?!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 19:13:47 | More by Alieniloquium
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a few pours at the Night of the Funk 2010. I was looking forward to this but it really disappointed.

Pours a somewhat-hazed orange color with a fairly-large white head and some nice lacing as it makes its way down the glass after a few good swirls. There are some slight fruity notes and a bit of Brett. Some earthy character.

The taste is the big letdown. There really just isn't all that much going on, and I had this very early in the evening. There is some Brett, stone fruit, oak, and a bit of funk. The feel is medium with a pretty dry finish. Not a bad beer, but certainly didn't stand out.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2010 21:14:20 | More by Thorpe429
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden orangish beer with a pretty large white head that left some moderate lacing on the sides.

S - Some grapes and green apples with a bit of malt. Some slight tartness, smells fruity and somewhat refreshing. Little bit of funk.

T - Little bit tart and sour. Bit of citrusy sweetness as well as some farmyard must and funk. It's decent, with alcohol well hidden.

M - Dry finish, bit over carbonated, medium bodied.

O - Not a bad beer, fairly refreshing on and easy to get down. It has a nice sweetness, but there are some over carbonation issues that knock it down a notch.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 22:52:21 | More by AgentZero
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-13-2013 20:51:48 | More by wmobley
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lillitnn92

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-04-2014 12:31:43 | More by lillitnn92
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-24-2012 05:18:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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funkyaudio

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-16-2014 03:29:10 | More by funkyaudio
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Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.