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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

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 34
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
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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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-22-2014 01:35:05 | More by kvgomps
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-15-2014 05:58:39 | More by mattmarka1
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Sonofalime

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-07-2014 21:57:29 | More by Sonofalime
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Danegerous123

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-03-2014 07:14:58 | More by Danegerous123
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-23-2013 04:01:12 | More by jaydoc
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-15-2013 04:02:39 | More by PEIhop
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-02-2013 14:16:50 | More by vinny21bal
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

11-29-2013 03:14:48 | More by mmulebarn
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-24-2013 05:06:45 | More by rodlavers
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DavidH_Stl

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +19%

11-21-2013 23:07:37 | More by DavidH_Stl
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zrab11

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-03-2013 22:20:46 | More by zrab11
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-29-2013 21:30:00 | More by dhbiker0889
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 21:25:09 | More by bsp77
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freemanj

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-11-2013 15:14:52 | More by freemanj
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morimech

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 18:23:20 | More by morimech
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 01:02:58 | More by hardy008
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-08-2013 14:34:42 | More by Bunuelian
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

09-02-2013 19:57:37 | More by twenty5
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-24-2013 21:09:22 | More by imperialking
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-20-2013 06:15:08 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 03:07:01 | More by Rutager
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Santanax

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 05:48:09 | More by Santanax
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opwog

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -49.9%

08-02-2013 06:24:55 | More by opwog
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ARaces23

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-31-2013 22:05:56 | More by ARaces23
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-30-2013 04:23:59 | More by KVNBGRY
The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.