Loose Leaf - Odell Brewing Company
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3.91/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured into an Odell shaker pint glass.
Look: Clear golden color with slowly rising bubbles. A white head recedes to a light cirrus cloud wisp. Wet foamy lacing appears on the glass.
Aroma: A malty sweetness gives way to a slight hop note.
Taste: Sweet malty beginning leads to a lemongrass body. A perfect hop finish to add great balance.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and almost buttery.
Overall: A very tasty session beer, great for spring and summer.
04-13-2014 13:12:05 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
From a 355 ml bottle (dated July 25, 2014) into a tulip.
A-A normal to aggressive pour produces about two fingers of dense, nearly white foam. The retention is pretty good at more than two minutes and the head leaves clingy lacing on the glass. The beer is very, very light-golden in color and clear. I see exactly two bubbles of carbonation.
A-The aroma is hop forward for a blond with an inviting, citrusy, floral aroma. The is just a bit of sweetness and bread from the malts. It isn't earth-shattering or complex, but it smells refreshing and less cloying that many blond ales.
T-The taste, like the smell, is pretty heavy on the hops, but there is more balance from the malt base. I get some crisp, zesty citrus (lemon mostly), some mint, and a bit of bread and toast. The finish is drying and gives a bit of husk and grass flavor.
M-The feel is light to medium in heft with an oddly creamy bit of carbonation. The carbonation is very smooth and makes this beer quite easy to drink, but strange on the palate.
O-The flavor profile and weird mouthfeel make this one of the most drinkable beers I have tried in a long while. It is not terribly complex -- and despite the heavier hops, it certainly will not overpower -- but I'm pretty sure that is the point here. This beer is almost thirst-quenching in flavor and I may have to revisit this in the heat of the summer.
04-09-2014 04:08:12 | More by spoony
Loose Leaf from Odell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.