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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

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 34
Gots: 44 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 09-10-2012)
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2/5  rDev -50%

crobinso, Oct 16, 2012
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opwog, Aug 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Jslay013, May 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

drummermattie02, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

acurtis, Nov 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

funkyaudio, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

GarretD, Nov 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

AlexFields, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

mmulebarn, Nov 29, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -16.8%

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.

mactrail, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

sgttibbs, Dec 03, 2012
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bird22, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ajzy, May 14, 2013
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tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 30, 2012
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DSlim71, Nov 28, 2012
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Mebuzzard, Jun 11, 2014
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twenty5, Sep 02, 2013
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spycow, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

beergoot, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

dhbiker0889, Oct 29, 2013
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Peller80, Nov 28, 2012
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RudnicsMEB, Feb 22, 2013
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The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.