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Hiveranno - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 17
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: optiontwo on 06-15-2011)
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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i love wild ales, and this one is pretty good. i guess some of the bottles were no good as the guy pouring at the brewery dumped a few out before he deemed one suitable to serve. it pours dark amber to indian brown with a short creamy tan head thats amazingly thick and sticks around the whole time. smell is pretty out there, dark fruits, funky yeast, and a complex malt body. flavor is carried by the yeast, which is peppery at first and then mellow and fruity, with a touch of brett like sourness to it. other flavors are tart cherries and oak. there is a lot gong on in this brew. feel isnt bad, perhaps a little thick and heavy in the body, a bomber would be a lot of this. good alcohol kick as well, and good carbonation. overall its not my favorite odell brew, but its a damn fine wild ale.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at 1702, Tucson; September 2011
Arrives from the tap with a lightly amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a mostly clear, nice amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a definite Brettanomyces signature to it, with lots of cured plastic and medicinal phenolics to it. In fact this dominates the aroma of the beer, if you pay attention though there is some brown bread malt character to this beer as well as some dried hay like grain notes and perhaps a touch of wholesome caramelized grain character. After some time some over-ripe cheese notes and a touch of muskiness starts to be noticeable in the nose as well. A touch of tartness accentuates a general fruitiness that suggest of plums and perhaps ripe figs.

Somewhat full bodied, the beer isn’t overly heavy, but definitely sticks to the palate with a viscous quality to it; this ends up being a definite sipping beer. The beer tastes somewhat tart, malty (in a toasted malt / biscuit malt / crystal malt like way), funky and somewhat fruity. Specific flavors of curing plastics, ample white pepper, spicy oak, a fresh-cut-plank woodiness, a fair amount of brown bread character, definite English biscuit character, lightly tart plums, a touch of sour date notes. A touch of buttery oak character mixes with some musky, sort of dried sweat and cheesiness in the finish. The tart plum notes at times have a rich, almost concentrated plum character to it, this can seem layered by a caramelized / brown sugar / sort of complex grain-fruitiness (if that last makes sense).

This beer is markedly more complex that the New Belgium Kick and Clutch that I have had recently, but this beer is evidence that complexity isn’t always the best thing to strive for; it doesn’t achieve the integrated whole that a really great beer needs to, but having said that, this is certainly not a bad beer. It has a bit too much phenolic character, this can be a bit distracting at time, though if you are used to these flavors this beer can be fairly enjoyable. This is definitely a beer I would have to be in the mood for. I am not quite sure that I am there right now. As the beer warms up it smells more tart than it actually is in the flavor; this beer really could use a more substantial sourness as a strong lactic component would help to integrate the rampant funkiness and mute the ample malt character. In the end I would describe this as a substantially Brett influenced, malty, strong Amber ale; and, it really is actually pretty decent.

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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.65/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

750ml bottle opened after three months of sitting at room temperature. Unfortunately it was still flat... Dark brown-orange color with no head (obviously). Smells a little bit like dirty diaper, brett, oak, uhh not terrible but not great. Flavor was not at all sour but more brett and malt with some acidity. I was not able to finish this bottle unfortunately, a real let down after Deconstruction.

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3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

717th Review on BA
Bottle to OSWG
750ml C/C

Thanks to Spdyfire83 for this one!

App- A multitude of browns and reds in this glass. A ring of tiny bubbles around the edges but no head. A bit of a let down to me but a couple reviews said this was intentional.

Smell- A bit watered down tart and aciditic with some dampness and some cherry flavors and some oak.

Taste- Its above average but im still a little let down. This was a bit thin and small. The ABV is very well hidden and with this mostly some fruit and oak shine through.

Mouth- A bit thin bodied and low carbonation. A nice tannic residual flavor.

Drink- Well it was new and different. I dont get the yeast notes but much more of a red wine tannin note. Bottle says 0739, not sure if this is bottle # but I dont think I am coming back to this except on tap if I ever found it.

Photo of warnerry
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Haute Dish in Minneapolis

A - pours a murky brownish red with a creamy head

S - smells a little woodsy and spicy with bright fruits

T - starts with a strong caramel malts that lay the base of the beer. This fades to a touch of vinegar complemented by a really nice blend of dark fruits (plums and grapes) with some apples and a bit of cherry. Tobacco is in the mix somewhere as well. Ends with a little bit of grassy and bitter hops and a bit of sourness. Really fruity overall.

M - creamy mouthfeel with a nice full body

D - pretty solid American wild ale. Really nice flavor profile and solid drinkability. I was shocked to see this one on tap and would recommend seeking it out if possible.

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3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle of this one last night with Schmittymack. Poured a clear amber-brown color with only a few bubbles on top. Aromas of oak, tobacco and some light horse blanket. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied, kind of thin and watery, slightly tart, with flavors of oak and some dark fruit.

Photo of Beaver13
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish brown color, pretty murky and I can see a few streaming bubbles in the low light. Aroma is full of oak and soft wood notes. Hoppy as well here, with a big fruit note as well as citrus.

Sharply tangy with a pleasantly hoppy bite that surprised me. Pine notes alongside citrus and tobacco. Malts are pretty sweet with a firm body. Long finish, slightly sticky with notes of hops and malts in the aftertaste.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Phelps
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in some tall Odell stemware at Flanny’s.

Murky mahogany, muddied and fading to lighter amber at the edges. One finger of creamy tan foam collapses slowly, sticking to the sides in thick glop.

Interesting. Lots of bright lime in the nose. Also grapefruit peel. Very hoppy, with a background of caramel, cola and sour balsamic.

Tastes almost like a soured IPA. Nice citrusy hops, orange peel, grass. On the malty side, there’s brown sugar, a bit of toast and sweet cola. Behind it all, mild barnyard funk and touch of tartness.

Soft, pillowy body with lots of dense fizz. Light yet prickly carbonation and some alcohol heat in the throat.

Overall, like a malty, soured IPA. Hiveranno’s good, but not great, and too expensive for what it is.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Hiveranno from Odell Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.