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Odell Levity Amber Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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very good

335 Ratings

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-24-2001)
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Nichols33, Yesterday at 08:43 PM
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright, hazy orange-amber hue with plentiful fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of grainy caramel malt with hints of mild fruity hops, faint pine, husks, stewed hops and earthy yeast. Slightly sweet.

T: Tastes of caramel malt with a subtle hoppiness and a mild bitter finish. Notes of grain, mild caramel, light citrus peel, faint pine, earthy yeast, husks and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of grainy malt, mild pine and a subtle bitterness.

O: A tasty little number. Looks lovely, while the aroma and flavour have a satisfying balance of caramel malt and aromatic hops. The subdued bitterness makes it mildly sweet. Body is A-OK. Goes down a treat - are Odell capable of making a bad beer? Worth sampling if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Sunday at 12:16 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

EnojysAnyBeer, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

clausr, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

This is an incredibly underrated beer. Everyone forgets about it within the Odell powerhouse lineup, but you shouldn't make the same mistake. It's the lighter cousin to 90 Shilling, my favorite beer, so when you want something just a little different, seek this one out and give it a try. It's a very solid amber, low alcohol and very easy to drink. Great as the weather gets warmer, though even here in Colorado it's not on tap, so you'll have to settle for stashing a 6-pack in your fridge and keeping it your little secret.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

HighonHops42, Sep 25, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

FFATS, Sep 24, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -6.3%

Excited! Excited! Excited!

I love Odell's labeling. So basic. I like ambers so let's see what they have to offer here. Single from World Market.

Appearance (4.5) : This thing has more head than any amber I've ever laid eyes on. A thick, malty four finger head atop a beautiful honey-amber body. Opacity is around 80%. Leaving broken rings of fluffy lace around the glass as it recedes like a snail.

Smell (3.5) : Haha. This smells almost identical to 90 Shilling. Metallic amber notes with coffee bean, copper, earth, and cracked corn. A little bit of flower petal for good measure. Not the beer's strong suit in my opinion as bitter smells are off-putting to me.

Taste (3) : Pretty decent. BUT - Here's my qualms - it's a bit on the coppery/metallic side. The hops are there and even though the label on the bottle says they're tamed, they're pretty aggressive for an Amber. So it's got that metallic citrus pine thing going on. Within that orb of metallic citrus pine is a smooth wheat taste that is full and tasteful. Smooth on the finish with more piney hops.

Straight from the bottle you get more malt than hops, it's a bit better that way. In the glass you're getting a pretty hop-forward, coppery amber taste.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Spritzy, prickly carbonation then melts into a smooth creamy finish. Slightly dry.

Overall (3.54) : Disappointed in this one. Just finished a Nordeast and that beer is an easy drinking, great tasting Amber. This is more of a one-off, you can't drink more than one (if you can even finish it), as the hops are very pronounced and out front. You hop heads will like it, but as for me, I'll stick with my malty Amber beers.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

CreedeSon, Sep 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

JohnParadee, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

TonyTalon, Sep 11, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +9.8%

SteveB24, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BDeibs, Aug 23, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

GeePee, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

djjumper, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

randomjazzr, Aug 14, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

jennben11, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Hohnbaum, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bmatz1965, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dannyboygaga, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

quadhog, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

thufflife, Jul 17, 2014
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Odell Levity Amber Ale from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.