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Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 96
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

sukwonee, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Knuckles_Nuclear
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.

Knuckles_Nuclear, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

hopswap1, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

sgoro, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

beernads, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dcloeren, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

dhbiker0889, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

duff247, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

egrace84, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Duff27, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Zuidman, Jul 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Algebrew, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

FreshZ, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Bcarson7287, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

aasher, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

bird22, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

beerist, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

SourinQns, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

eawolff99, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

zrab11, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of SPThirtyThree
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.

SPThirtyThree, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

thebouch01, Jun 04, 2013
Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.