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Celastrina - Odell Brewing Company

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87
very good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Celastrina, or Hops Blue, is a tiny blue butterfly found living on wild hop plants along the Front Range of Colorado. Little is known about this rare species, but we hope to change that. Celastrina Saison pays tribute to this winged creature with delicate hints of banana and clove-like flavor, typical of a traditional Saison, that flutter with a subtle spice character derived only from the hops used. $1 from each bottle sold will go to the Colorado Natural Heritage Program to help fund research of the Hops Blue butterfly.

(Beer added by: Moose90 on 05-23-2013)
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mevett89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange gold, with a beautiful foamy, ivory head. No lacing.

Aroma: delicious fruity esters from the yeast, along with citrus from the hops.

Taste: tasty spicy notes form the yeast and hops. Very mild hop bitterness balances the malt nicely. Citrus is also present from the hops, as are fruity notes from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: fairly effervescent, though the carbonation is not overdone. Coats the tongue and mouth nicely with flavor, but does not linger too long. Fairly smooth given the carbonation level.

Overall: delicious! This is a winner in my books, as everything is nicely balanced. The hops are allowed to shine without overpowering the palate with bitterness, and are complimented well by the malt and yeast used. Odell has done an excellent job of crafting a Saison that is both complex and balanced, and is an easy-drinking and undeniably enjoyable brew. It is achievements like this beer that make Odell one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 22:25:23 | More by mevett89
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3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
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A-Pours a darker yellow. Mostly clear bodied. Big, sudsy head. Also the cork almost took out my eye when opening.

S-Smells a bit phenolic. Quite floral. Some banana. Also some apple juice. Lightly spicy.

T-Sweet with some grassy hops. Just as phenolic as the nose. Some lighter honey flavor. Plenty of floral flavors. Bananas. Some breadiness and finishing spice.

M-Medium bodied. Softer carbonation. A little bit creamy. Hint of booze.

O-Mostly tasty. Nothing groundbreaking here.

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On draft at the Odell Brewery - June 2013

A - Golden, with clarity, 1 finger of head and some sticky lace left on the glass
A -4.75: Huge hop kick in the nose! Amazing bitter and sweet.
T - 4.5: Perfect well balanced DIPA. A little more sweet than bitter. Incredible taste
M - Medium bodied and well carbonated. Great on the palate
O - As good a DIPA as you will ever find. Clone this one, and pass it around. Well done!

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Celastrina from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.