The Meddler - Odell Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +6%
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.
07-02-2013 03:04:32 | More by flagmantho
4.16/5 rDev +4.3%
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
06-20-2013 00:22:16 | More by dbossman
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
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
06-14-2013 04:20:29 | More by SHODriver
4.03/5 rDev +1%
Pours a dark brown color. One inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of cherry sourness, alcohol, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and slight oak. Fits the style of a Flander Oud Bruin. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight liquor, alcohol, oak, cherry sourness, sweet malt, and slight malt. Overall, great appearance and blend; the body is pleasantly sour and the liquor flavors are not dominate.
05-29-2013 16:35:59 | More by Tone
The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.