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The Meddler - Odell Brewing Company

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The MeddlerThe Meddler

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very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 34
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

FINLANDski_1619, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.24/5  rDev +6%
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.

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

Santanax, Aug 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50%

opwog, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ARaces23, Jul 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

KVNBGRY, Jul 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Algebrew, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

FreshZ, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

DonFrap, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

AlexFields, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

bird22, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: the cork popped pretty violently when opened, but the beer did not foam out, so that's good. Hue is a rich red-brown, quite dark, but with a very little amount of haze it would seem. Head pours several fingers of frothy tan foam which dissipate slowly into a nice, pillowy head. Very attractive.

Smell: sweet, ruby malt; a biting sourness that nevertheless fades into a more approachable candylike tartness; elements of wood with some vanilla notes thrown in. Wonderful.

Taste: wow, the light sweetness, vague woodiness and fruity tartness all make me think of fresh huckleberries. The end of the palate centers more on the wood, vanilla, even lightly bourbon-ey notes. Very tasty and with a nice dynamic experience that I always love in a beer. Kudos!

Mouthfeel: light body with a big, fluffy carbonation. This is a pretty strongly attenuated brew, so the creaminess has very little staying power. Still, it's mouth-filling and satisfying up front. Woo!

Overall: delicious, complex and drinkable. I highly recommend this.

flagmantho, Jul 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Hterrell, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

00chris, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ajs4bd, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of dbossman
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a thin but steady one-centimeter head and some lacing

S: Lots of tart fruits with a subtle bready malt base but mostly apples and dark fruits, etc.; some woody qualities round this out

T: Tart and woody up front; really balanced and nuanced and delicious; slightly vinous; some apples, apple cider vinegar, etc.

F: Medium body; quite creamy and nicely carbonated

O: A really nice woody, tart beer

dbossman, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

gueuzedreg, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a dark brown with a slight scarlet hue with a dense and long lasting off white head that retains very well into a Duvel tulip
S: smells of sourness, sour cherry, and slight vanilla and oak
T: tastes of sour cherry and all sorts of sourness, a slight funk, hint of sweetness, a bit of vanilla and oak and a hint of chocolate maltyness. swallow is quite mellow with some nice oakyness on the finish with a bit more pleasant maltyness and a slight lingering sourness
M: medium in the mouth with slightly vigorous and quite apparent carb that is a bit prickly on the palate. good drying finish as well
O: delicious and delightful. great flavors, great sourness and a decent balance of other flavors. Highly recommended

SHODriver, Jun 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

bradner, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

spycow, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

PalatePilot, Jun 13, 2013
The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.