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Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale - Odell Brewing Company

Odell DeConstruction Golden AleOdell DeConstruction Golden Ale

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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%


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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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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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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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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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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jera1350

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a Duvel Tulip a coppery color with very little foam. Just a ring and a trace basically. Some fair lacing however.

Smells like watered down tart cherries with just an ever so slight bourbon scent on the back end.

Hmm, this is kind of a confusing jumbled mess of sorts. Their is a lighter sourness, but not a lot. The middle is kind of just bland and then the end has oak and light bourbon heat. It's pretty easy to drink, but it's just confusing on the palate. The aftertaste is a dry woody flavor with bourbon.

Very dry feel and lacks in carbonation. Medium-full bodied.

I have to say that this isn't a bad beer, but I just don't think all of the blending worked here. Just way too much going on with blending which I think resulted in too little working together for the final beer. It drinks just fine, but I don't see this as a wild ale (not that styles matter to me). A good concept, but the final product just doesn't pay off in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 00:41:17 | More by jera1350
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a huge head of white foam that rises over time rather than settling down. Excellent retention and thick rings of lace.

S - A spicy, phenolic aroma of coriander, cloves, champagne, and pepper.

T - Bready malt and spicy yeast notes up front with clove and pepper. A hint of juicy pear in the middle that is quickly pushed aside by sharp, spicy notes of lemon peel, coriander, dry white wine, and pepper.

M - A medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - I don't quite know what to think about this one, the spicy character is really strong and almost comes across as harshly phenolic. The malt is strong and while it finishes sweet, it has so much sharp spice character that is seems relatively balanced. There is a very champagne-like quality to this beer and if you are a fan of that sort of thing you may enjoy this, I however am not big on champage and this beer doesn't do much for me either.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 01:16:04 | More by nickfl
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled December 2011
A soft pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip nets me over 6 fingers worth of pale tan colored foam; this beer is definitely excessively carbonated. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a mostly clear, amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of tart apples, woody oak, perhaps a touch of buttery oak, a toasted oak and pale grain note, a hint of bourbon like fruitiness, lots of pear notes, dried hay like grain character, honeysuckle and even some honeydew melon notes.

Lightly sweet up front, the beer is quite fizzy and picks up a tartness as it rolls across the tongue. There is a lot of fruitiness in the flavor too, with notes of pear, green apple, perhaps a touch of honeydew melon as well as a touch of a more musky / funky melon (musk melon / cantaloupe perhaps). The oak character is pretty prevalent in the flavor too and it contributes a definite buttery oak note, a somewhat astringent & spicy character (this helps to dry out the finish), a nice hint of raw wood plank and perhaps a touch of Bourbon like character (though this last comes off more as oak than Bourbon). The slightly rancid, buttery oak character in this beer seems to be not wholly oak derived; there is a mustiness, a slightly musky funkiness and a hint of plastic / funky phenolic notes to this beer that add some complexity as well as sharpness (in combination with the oak) to this beer. The pale malt character plays a nice supporting role here, there is a definite pale grain chewy / almost-sweetness here, a touch of honey-like malt, a definite dried straw pale malt note and a touch of pale French Bread character (like the crumb inside and not the crust), . This is definitely fairly light bodied for a beer of this strength, it has some viscousness and heft to it as it crosses the palate, but it doesn’t feel heavy, despite being a sipping beer (the alcohol, oak and complexity are what contribute to this last factor).

I am surprised that the Bourbon barrels are not more noticeable here, it does make up only 20% of the blend, but it can so easily be overwhelming; I am quite enjoying that it is so subtle here. On the other hand, 3% for the wine barrels seems like a missed opportunity here; I would have loved to see a more complex wine-barrel influence to this beer. Overall the oak character is perhaps a touch too strong to be in balance with the base beer, but it is not so much that the base beer is completely lost. Despite the oak being a bit too pronounced here, it seems that the bright fruit character plays the leading role. This is complex enough to be interesting and enjoyable, but the complex notes are not as well integrated as they could be and the totality of this beer suffers a bit because of this. Still this is quite an enjoyable beer and one I am happy to experience over an evenings time.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 02:20:30 | More by Gueuzedude
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Latest offering, I presume.

At cellar temp, the cork shot out of the bottle when I removed the cage so, watch out!

The foam goes all crazy when I'm pouring..it keeps on growing and growing. The beer looks a slightly hazy gold but it still occupies only 1/4 of the glass.

The smell has a lot of but not necessarily strong malty and tarty notes to it. Spicy too. Faint hints of Brett. 42% aged in wine barrels...I expected a stronger tart presence.

The taste is spicy, has fairly big notes of bread, some mild tartness being of the fruity kind. Big booze here. Very warming and it's going to cut the drinkability big time. Some earthy malty notes is what I'm getting now. Whoa...this is a real beast of a beer. I predict I'll need to chew on a few Tums shortly.

I say this is full bodied, carbonation is lighter than I expected after the cork shot out of the bottle.

Overall, a rather difficult beer to drink as is and imho, not one I'd see improving with age, but I could be wrong. I guess I won't find out. One and done, for me. I'll stick with The Meddler, thank you very much.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 17:06:21 | More by Bitterbill
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largadeer

California

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden and ale-like in appearance. Hazy, but nicely carbonated; a large white cap retains well, slowly settling to a half-inch cap.

Not much aroma - soapy, spicy, peppery. Some pear-like esters as it warms.

Taste is better than the aroma; semi-sweet pale malts meet banana and pear-like esters, white pepper, tannic oak, a touch of bourbon sweetness. There's a bit of cardboard-y oxidation mid-palate, and it finishes peppery and dry with a touch of alcohol. This is decent but underwhelming, for a beer with so many components it doesn't have much depth.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 04:53:29 | More by largadeer
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

Appeared a golden/orange color with a ridiculous full-hand off-white head that stuck around for quite some time.

Smell was all over the place. Definitely could detect the alcohol in the nose. Also some fruity/wheat scents. Did have a slight white-wine scent probably from the barrel and the lacto.

Taste was all over the place as well. Very potent tasting. Strong hop flavors which I wasn't expecting, followed by some fruity tang. Alcohol was very strong and a bit offensive.

Mouth feel was OK. I enjoyed the high level of carbonation as it gave some reprieve from the alcohol heat.

Overall, not impressed but happy to try. Splitting the 750 with only one other person was a chore to get through.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 15:24:31 | More by TWStandley
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 vintage purchased at Dennis Brothers on the way to Darkness Day that year. Finally got around to cracking this for July 4th, 2012. Served in a pint glass.

A - Slow but persistent gusher. Big white foam settles to a chunky cap and splotchy lace. The initial pours are a largely transparent golden, but subsequent ones get increasingly murky.

S - Lots of oak presence, along with some spicy yeast, bourbon, and brett flavors. Mildly phenolic, with some lightly vinous character as well. Some sweet pale malts round out the profile, and this has a slightly aged quality to it. I get the feeling I'm not the biggest fan of Odell's house brett strain.

T - The taste has a bit more malt backbone, with some doughy caramel and buttered biscuit sweetness. Barrel influence is heavy, with spicy oak dominating and bourbon in the periphery -perhaps a bit of dill too. Mildly phenolic and peppery notes, along with some fruity esters, rounding things out. Alcohol is pretty tame at this stage. I'm surprised I get any vinous character with only 2% of the blend coming from that type of barrel. Mildly tangy and sour brett finish.

M - Very dry, with lots of tannic oak. Fairly big in body, with medium-low carbonation and mild acidity in the finish. Again, alcohol is well-disguised.

D - This was enjoyable for about 8oz, but quickly grew fatiguing afterward. There are a lot of flavors here, and they don't always work in harmony - the malt bill seems oversized and at odds with the brett and bourbon flavors. Perhaps this would be better as a 7% beer?

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 16:01:50 | More by MasterSki
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LittleDon

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out of the bomber with plenty of carbonation. The head is an off white and lasts perpetually. Lots of visible carbonation, as well. Color is pale amber with a very slight haze. Very strong Belgian aroma: berries and bananas. Taste is very unlike the aroma. Starts off with lots of carbonation bite. The alcohol is present in the middle, but not overly so. It's about this time that things start to get very sweet, almost cloying. Non aromatic hop bitterness predominates in the end. Body is a bit on the thin side.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 00:56:20 | More by LittleDon
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Rich (phillybeer7779) for sharing this bottle.

A beautiful golden with a very fluffy head that stuck around til the bottom. There is lots of funky, barnyard, brett in the aroma and the taste. A little peach and lemon, but not much else in this brett bomb. Though one dimensional, I enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 23:43:29 | More by Soonami
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into half pint at brewers republic in co springs. Pours a hazy creamy orange with thin white head. Slight malt aroma and slight yeast...its a very mild aroma brew. Taste is big orange citrus with sweet malts and slight yeast profile. I expected a lot more wild in this beer. Its way over sweet over malted...but the flavor is good. Worth a try but so glad I didn't buy a bomber...

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2012 02:34:07 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy bronze pour, effervescent with a foamy white head; nice retention and lacing. Funky aroma, white wine and citrus, barrel notes. Taste of pale malts, Belgian yeast, funky grass, white wine, light citrus, with a slight bitterness, and a minor barrel aspect. Light-medium body, and quite enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 23:05:02 | More by Rifugium
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scottfrie

California

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into Lindemans flute. Huge thank you to HosP for getting me this one!

A: Pours a lightly cloudy citrusy-golden with a billowing bright white head that took forever and a day to fade into a thick bubby layer that left patches of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Amazing notes of funky yeast and sweet sugary fruits including peaches, apricots, and lemon. The sweetness is candy-like, with maybe a touch of bubblegum.
T: Just like the label states, this beer starts off with a candy-like sweetness and maybe a touch of vanilla oak, followed by a punch of fruity esters mixed with peppery spices and a touch of earthy hops. Fruity notes include green apple, apricots, white grapes and peaches. Finish is slightly dry and tart, although the acidity and tartness of this one is toned down compared to some.
M: Medium body with ample bubbly carbonation and a slick and faintly syrupy mouthfeel that turns gritty and dry with woody tannins as soon as I swallow. Goes down easy and refreshing though.
D: A great drinking beer but not among the heavy hitters of the sour world. Still never flavorful and delicious. Again, thanks a ton Mark for hooking it up!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 03:15:43 | More by scottfrie
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Bar Gernika Boise ID. Served in a chalice.

A: Hazy gold with practically no head.

S: Funky apricot, grassy, wheat and some grain, barnyard funk, some sourness, overripe fruit, pear, apple, pepper, earthy, and small suggestions of oak.

T: Light to medium sourness, moderate funk - barnyard, wet hay, white pepper, grassy, overripe fruitiness, green apple skin, pear, apricot, some malt/grain, light woody/earthy notes, hints of spice and bitterness from a buried hop profile.

MF: Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, some sour notes.

O: This is not a bad beer, works well as a Belgian inspired Golden Ale with wild yeasts. The Brett is there with some noticeable funk, but its quite manageable. Decent and enjoyable for something that is not right up my alley.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2013 15:09:46 | More by Scotchboy
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: This is an aggressively carbonated beer, so I poured it gently down the side of my tulip. Even so, a pleasant 3 cm off-white head forms, leaving some sticky lace on the glass while fading to a ring. The beer itself has a cloudy golden tangerine hue and is pleasantly effervescent.

Smell: Tart green apple, white grape skin, crystal or pale malt, some funk, and some acidic vinegar.

Taste: Delicate biscuity malt to start, but there are a number of flavors trying to squeeze in here. The sweetness from the malt carries over into a juicy white grape flavor. Some spice and pepper come in before a tart green apple coincides with a controlled sour flavor. The tart vinegar nature leads into some light grassy hops to close out the flavor. It finishes fairly clean, with a light lingering acidic flavor.

Mouthfeel: This starts with some juicy flavors with the white grape but ends up finishing dry. It has full carbonation and is wrapped up in a light to medium body.

Drinkability: I found this to be interesting, but it did not mesh well with the other choices on the tasting menu. I should try this again on its own. This is definitely the type of beer that could grow on me.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 19:35:28 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Knuckles_Nuclear

Missouri

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked bottle, poured into a tulip. Beware: I removed the cage, and the cork shot out and damn near put a hole in my ceiling.

A- Huge, fluffy beige head, with considerable lacing. Slightly cloudy deep golden color. Not heavily carbonated.

S- At the nose, I caught faint notes of grapefruit, apples, and fresh grass, but otherwise the nose was almost undetectable.

T- The first few sips were boozy and dry, with heavy barrel flavoring...hints of bourbon, champagne, with a hot finish. I was worried that I wasn't going to be able to finish it, but after the pour breathed and warmed a bit, it became more drinkable. My palate also needed time to adjust. Definitely a complex blend of flavors, with a heavy alcohol presence overshadowing everything.

M- Medium-bodied, extremely dry, boozy finish.

O- A solid wild ale, but a bit boozy and spicy for my tastes. It took some getting used to, but I was enjoying it by the end.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 22:54:03 | More by Knuckles_Nuclear
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Very lively and overflows when corked. Pours a hazy golden amber with a huge creamy bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet tarty fruits with some funky earthy musty yeast, and some brett and acidic sourness.

The flavor is sweet malts and some appley fruits with some brett and funk and a little tart acidic sourness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting beer. It's a little on the sweet side for me and I would prefer more brett and/or sourness. I don't get much barrel notes. It's still very good though.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 05:24:09 | More by Beaver13
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL brown glass cork & caged bottle. No date that I can find.

Pours a rather clear amber orange with some sudsy off-white. Good retention. Nose is CRAZY dense and complex. Lots of orange, then lime, then barnyard funk, then freshly milled boards, then cream, then smoke, hay, tangerine, and cereal grains.

Palate is a lot more crisp then I expected. Lots of tangerine, wood, and some gooseberries. All this fades into something like key lime pie or lemon meringue. A little raspberry glaze too. Drying yeast finish.

Notes: Peculiar but very very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 02:24:13 | More by SFLpunk
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle courtesy of skycracksopen. It was poured into my Bruery tulip.

Deconstruction pours a lightly hazy orange, with about three fingers of fluffy white foam crowning the beer. Head retention and lacing are both surprisingly good for a high ABV wild ale. The nose is highlighted by some fruity white wine aromas, with supporting notes of alcohol and cracked black pepper. The flavor profile leads off with some peach centric stone fruit notes. Some clove and pepper phenols follow, before a vinous acidity jumps to the forefront. A muted earthy funk then fades in to provide a mild finish. The body is fairly dry, especially considering the ABV. Carbonation is a little low though, leading to the mouthfeel feeling just a bit flabby. I love the idea behind Deconstruction, and the end result is a very fine wild ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 00:09:07 | More by axeman9182
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Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.