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Amuste - Odell Brewing Company

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87
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Must is to wine as wort is to beer; the primordial ooze, the source and foundation, that feeds the process of fermentation we all love so much. Amuste is the culmination of a two year endeavor to marry these two fuels into the same fire. An Imperial Porter aged in oak wine barrels accented with juice with Tempranillo grapes grown on the Western Slope of Colorado, this harmonic carbonation is truly, a must.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 02-15-2013)
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with little to no light penetrating through. A massive light brown head builds and dissapates slowly. Tons of stickage on the glass. Smells strongly of grapes, then sour fruit and vanilla. Mouthfeel is fantastic. Perfect carbonation and "chewiness". Tastes of roasted coffee, a little sour grapes, and vanilla rounds out the finish. Vanilla finish gets stronger as the beer warms. What a great spin on the porter style. Sounds weird to add grapes and age in wine barrels but this beer has come together well.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 21:48:45 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
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750 ML bottle poured into non brewery affiliated snifter. Corked and capped bottle says 2013 on it and was purchased in March of 2013 in AZ since Odell does not distribute to my lovely state.

A: Brown with a little bit of a reddish hue. I will also add that it had a ton of head even with what I would consider was a tepid pour. Cork also released a thunderous pop when I took it out.

S: A decent amount of dark fruitiness. A small amount of chocolate and even a bit of wood.

T: Tasted like a fig newton to me. I couldn't stop coming back to that so I didn't really get much else.

M: Amuste is highly carbonated. I would say this is on the lighter side of medium, especially for a porter.

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Amuste from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.