Hiveranno - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by optiontwo:
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
On tap and as far as I can tell this hasn't been added to BA yet.
A: Pours a murky rusty red with a decent amount of head. Very nice lacing.
S: Initially the oak comes across the nose which provides a very "soft" aroma. Along with the wood is a fairly assertive American hop scent which is charecteristically citrus but becomes honeydew melon-like when combined with the yeast and the oak.
T: The flavor profile is quite complex. There's certainly a hop presence which actually takes the forefront with citrus, a little pine, and noticeable bitterness. Then it fades to a lemon grass and melon like flavor, some funk, and just a touch of sour. I read that this beer comes across as a funky IPA and I find that to be pretty spot on. Only thing that I'm not keen on with the flavor is a sweetness that to me is not welcome but to some I'm sure it'd be just right.
M: Lingers on the tongue but is not too thick.
D: Surprising that this is 9.5% ABV. Pretty darn drinkable.
O: A great brew. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you like beers like Le Terroir.
06-15-2011 18:09:13 | More by optiontwo
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3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
A - Pours a deep red-tinged brown with one finger of head. Head dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.
S - a funky sourness in top of a huge citrus aroma.
T - very hoppy for a wild ale. Initial tart punch is quickly overtaken by a huge citrus hop character. Almost like a sour black IPA. Still pretty enjoyable. Finish is very oaky. Not like any wild ale I've ever had, but interesting and quite good. Finish also has some lingering citrus.
M - medium/light mouthfeel with a dry, tannin- filled finish.
O - interesting take on the style. I think a bit less oak would make this better, but I enjoyed it as is and would have another.
08-07-2011 19:13:10 | More by warnerry
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
750ml bottle. Pours a reddish amber with no carbonation. :(
The aroma is earthy brett and fruits with some wood and tea-like spices.
The flavor is sweet fruits and funky brett with a little tart sourness and someastringent tea spicing. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with no carbonation.
Overall, bottles are known to be hit or miss in terms of carbonation - unfortunately this one was a miss. This is amazing when it's good. Draft version is great. Odell did a voluntary recall of bottles, but I kept my 2 becuase I liked the beer.
02-04-2012 07:17:41 | More by Beaver13
4/5 rDev +10.2%
on tap served in goblet
A- pours a hazy golden amber color with a fresh white cap some lacing on glass
S- was citrus fruits and hops with with grapefruit and tropical fruit smells a sour apple smell also in background
T- very nice smooth and creamy with subtle tropical hops first a musty sour apple and lemon grass follow with a sweetness of malt and bread..
M- was medium carbonation with more sweet then sour notes.. ABV not detected to me more a sweet lemon saison with an ipa citrus taste
O- limited and very good it does need some more sour funk imo.. had it on tap ...bottles are not yet here.. but will be buying them when they arrive
07-30-2011 22:31:12 | More by gatornation
4/5 rDev +10.2%
I love sours and wilds. I was extremely excited to try this beer after standing in line for a bit to get it.
Light funk on the nose smelling of unsugared fresh yogurt and light fruits. Yep, its a sour! It surely carries through to the taste. No alcohol presence with light sweetness followed by a mild acidic sour bite all over the palate and puckering tongue. As a sour lover I was not dissapointed by this beer. It wasn't as much of a mouth puckering kick in the face as I like but it's a great example of a sour.
06-21-2011 21:43:18 | More by tippebrewcrew2
4.58/5 rDev +26.2%
A - Deep amber/brownish color; half-finger head with considerable retention and lacing.
S - Fruity/citrus/oak combination. Rather sharp. And lovely.
T - Some bitterness on the front end. Finishes nicely. Decent hop edge with a tad bit of sourness. The surprise was pineapple which adds a nice touch of sweetness and complexity, along with the oak which is more prominent. The alcohol comes through just a bit and mixes in well.
M - Medium, edging toward full, body with just the right amount of carbonation.
O - I tried this beer when it was first released, about four months ago. Didn't make a huge impression. Just tried it again a few times over the past month and it has obviously aged very well. Fantastic.
09-30-2011 01:13:30 | More by UpToMeBeer
2.85/5 rDev -21.5%
Yet another flat Odell sour shared by MbpBugeye. We really appreciated your intentions Seth, just bad luck I suppose. I really want to like these beers...
A - Flat, burnt umber color.
S - Smells dry hopped (cascade?), a bit of citrus in there.
T - mildly citric, acidic bacteria and strong bitterness. Some cherry meandering around, but in all a bit on the bland side. Lack of carbonation isn't helping though.
M/O - Flat. Ermm... Well, this had potential, but I think even with perfect carbonation this is one of the beers that sounds better on paper (or beernews.org) than it is in reality.
12-31-2011 05:34:00 | More by Spider889
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
Pours a clear amber with a white head.
Smells of tropical fruit hop character, grapefruit, and other brett-ish characters. Really great nose.
Tastes of brett up front with some hop character. It has the sour funk that is slightly tart but not overly sour.
Lighter body with medium carbonation work OK for the beer. It's a bit too light for my taste.
This beer has good fruit and brett characters with a great nose but the rest of the beer doesn't match up...it just doesn't quite mesh, though, not bad per say.
10-07-2011 13:37:25 | More by TenHornsProud
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
Pours a hazy, brown/copper color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sour notes, slight sweet malt, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sour tartness, alcohol, slight sweet malt, and slight citrus. Overall, great appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.
10-07-2011 15:21:57 | More by Tone
Hiveranno from Odell Brewing Company
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