The Meddler - Odell Brewing Company
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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.
10-11-2013 21:25:09 | More by bsp77
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.
09-22-2013 18:23:20 | More by morimech
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.
09-12-2013 01:02:58 | More by hardy008
The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.