Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale - Odell Brewing Company
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2.63/5 rDev -34.7%
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.
Overall, not really a favorite oaked beer. It's going to be hard to finish this. May update later.
06-08-2013 02:07:09 | More by SPThirtyThree
2.9/5 rDev -28%
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.
01-04-2013 02:36:29 | More by Petcha
3.05/5 rDev -24.3%
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.
01-18-2012 00:29:37 | More by TheGordianKnot
3.28/5 rDev -18.6%
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?!
04-06-2013 19:13:47 | More by Alieniloquium
3.3/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
11-30-2010 21:14:20 | More by Thorpe429
3.36/5 rDev -16.6%
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.
02-15-2014 02:49:49 | More by cpetrone84
3.48/5 rDev -13.6%
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.
05-15-2011 22:52:21 | More by AgentZero
Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.