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The Meddler - Odell Brewing Company

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The MeddlerThe Meddler

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BA SCORE
89
very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 34
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: denver10 on 09-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Attractive dark amberish brown with persistent foam and lots of lacing. Smell is on the vinegary side with a little deep fruity funk. Sharp and sudsy with that fermented fruit vinegar going up the nose. The lactobacillus is doing its job and eradicated any trace of malty sweetness.

Acidic but foaming constantly in the mouth helps the sippability. A rather intense, bitter woody note lingers in the aftertaste. Light body. Overall this tastes like apple cider that has soured. None of the typical beery flavors of malt and certainly no hops.

For this style, drinkability is about average. It feels like the acidity is attacking my teeth, which is not my idea of fun. This style still tastes like a chemistry experiment to me. From the 750 ml bottle purchased for $14 in Denver.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy brown body, topped with a rich, chunky, light brown head. The bottle foamed up and out of the bottle despite sitting sedately for a good, long time. Sour and acidic scent.; lots of booze to the nose; phenolic; very light hint of malt; sour green apples. Per the style description for Flanders Oud Bruin, very vinegary on the initial taste; definite Lambic sourness; some alcohol warmth; no real hop presence. Medium-light body; clean and smooth feel.

Not being overly familiar with the style, the beer does exhibit plenty of acidic sourness overall, so it would seem to meet the basic style characteristics. Still, I didn't detect any "hints of malty sweet chocolate and vanilla" as listed on the label. Lactic sourness: yes; malt-like flavors: no. Not something I would usually search out, but seems fair enough for what it is.

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The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.