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The Meddler - Odell Brewing Company

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The MeddlerThe Meddler

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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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Seanniek91, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

vinny21bal, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

mmulebarn, Nov 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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zrab11, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

dhbiker0889, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown with thick, bubbly tan head.

Smell: Vanilla, oak, tannins, some fruitiness. Minimal sour notes in the aroma.

Taste: Oak, vanilla, tart cherries, sour grapes and pepper. Great balance of malty sweetness, sour notes, and spiciness. I purposefully waited a year to drink this as initial impressions indicated that the yeasts and bacteria needed more time to do their work. This is still not quite a sour bomb, but that is not a bad thing as this is so nuanced and tasty.

Feel: Medium body with ample carbonation. Finish is dry and tart.

Overall: Great example of a Flemish Ale. I hope they brew this on a semi-regular basis, as they do with Friek.

bsp77, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

freemanj, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of morimech
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%

A mini gusher after opening the bottle. Dark brown color with a massive head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma has tart/wild notes. Lactobacillus making itself known. Hints of cherries, red grapes, old wood, vanilla, and earth.

Moderate lacto tartness. I think it was wise letting this bottle age for some time before drinking. Getting a lot of complexity. Tart fruit like cherries, green apples, and red grapes. Some barrel notes of vanilla and oak.

Feels lighter than the ABV would have me believe. Has an appropriate amount of carbonation to give life to the complex flavor.

I have not been a fan of Odell's beer that comes in the 750ml format. This one I certainly enjoyed much more than their other efforts. Too bad it was only made once and is not done yearly.

morimech, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of hardy008
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours dark brown with a two finger foamy tan head with good retention and plenty of lacing. the aroma has tart cherries, Lactobacillus, Brett, and vanilla.

Has a nice tart flavor with tart cherries, Lactobacillus, Brett, vanilla, oak, and some sweet malt to balance out some of the tartness. Nicely made.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. The alcohol is very well disguised. It's hard to believe that this is a 8.90% abv beer. Well worth trying.

hardy008, Sep 12, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +6%

Thanks for another nice selection willandperry!!

Appearance. Pours brown with a little orange coming through at the edges and topped with two fingers of creamy light beige head that leaves some thick lacing.

Smell. Sweet and sour cherries, caramel and dank old barrel wood, a bit of red wine is there too.

Taste. Cherries, caramel and more of that dank wooden barrel with a little vanilla.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with fine but fairly soft medium carbonation.

Great stuff. A sour brown done right. Would drink this again with pleasure.

Rutager, Aug 13, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%

VERY VERY NICE.... i love the interpretation of the style... reminds me of a well crafted rodenbach or similar flanders... nice tartness with some oak which doesent overwhelm...great warming FX after ur taste buds and stomach settles..hardly can notice alcohol at all. dirty sour taste in a good way...Cork nearly took my eye out.... no overflow

Santanax, Aug 07, 2013
The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.