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Amuste - Odell Brewing Company

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87
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 12
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jaydoc, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Beezee, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

csadkins54, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

dfhhead25, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BRadStudios, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
3.89/5  rDev 0%

Cork and caged bottle from late 2012. No date stamp but I know it was from last winter.

Cork puts up a fight but is eventually wiggled free with a solid pop. Poured into a chalice, it's immediately evident that the beer is fizzy. Very dark brown with redish highlights and thin fizzy head that seems out of character.

Aroma is really nice with a great combination of dark malts, red wine, and oak barrel aging.

Flavor is sweet, roasty, and vinous. It's maybe like a pint of porter with a shot of red wine in terms of ratio. Good balanced, low on hops but the dark malts make up for any need of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and totally over carbonated, in my opinion. It's difficult to even the taste the beer upon first sip because the bubbles are fighting their way to get out. Disappointing since the beer is otherwise very good.

Overall a good beer but they really need to work on that carbonation level. I know it can be challenging with bottle conditioning but a big brewer should be able to get it right.

GilGarp, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Allurex, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of deebo
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%

After having a glass of this would be hard pressed to believe this was aged in wine barrels. The wine quality is very subdued and you have to look for it. Big time dark beer-porter with a big roasty quality. Lots of chocolate and a bit of burnt malt. Decent beer but not worth the price tag.

deebo, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BigBry, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

KetchumSuds, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%

A-Pours dark brown. Looks black without any pointed interest. The pour gives birth to a big, fluffy mass of tan bubbles. It retains well enough, too.

S-Porter base is all there, coffee and chocolate. There is also a grapes element. It's somewhat artificial in my nose. It's an odd tag team of Porter and grape concentrate.

T-The flavor is a bit stronger and more natural when it comes to he wine/grape element. I get plenty of Porter flavors and more than enough grape must. Yet to me, these flavors do not mingle well.

M-Moderate carbonation accompanies a medium-to-heavy body. Quite sticky.

O/D-I don't know if this beer is a miss or if this general idea is a miss. I tend to lean towards the latter. Porter with grape must just doesn't sound like a great idea. Reminds me of "ChocoWine", the gross chocolate infused wine that can be had at any local liquor store.

VelvetExtract, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

FINLANDski_1619, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

leroybrown10, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

dvmin98, Oct 20, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%

750ml bottle poured into a Russian River stemmed glass.

A - Muddy brown in color with a thick foamy head that shows amazing staying power. Tons of lacing left on the glass after the head finally falls.

S - Cocoa, tart...earthy, dirt, yeasty, chocolate, cherries and berries, nutty, slightly red wine-like.

T - Chocolate and cocoa, cherries, somewhat tart, cola flavors.

M - Foamy carbonation, tart and medium bodied. Nice.

O - Interesting beer...and rather good. Roasty and chocolatey with some fruity cherries and a good tartness too. Another interesting Odell beer that I wouldn't mind having again.

portia99, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

2beerdogs, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

InspectorBob, Oct 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

heytomcat, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Brewzma, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

psdonnelly, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of hardy008
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%

Pours dark brown almost black, with a 3 finger tan head, with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapes, dark roasted malt, and cocoa.

Tastes pretty much like it smells with grapes, dark roasted malt, and cocoa. An interesting combination of flavors, and I'm not sure if this works for me or not. Does seem to be overly sweet. The grape flavor seems to overpower the dark roasted malt and the cocoa.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and there is a strong grape aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden for a 9.30 % abv beer. Not a bad effort, but I'm not sure I would seek this out again.

hardy008, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Bunuelian, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

kawilliams81, Sep 07, 2013
Amuste from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.