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Celastrina - Odell Brewing Company

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%

On a business trip, purchased in Sante Fe, NM and brought home to Virginia.
Poured into a tulip.

A very nice beer, refreshing yet complex. A saison with all the style’s characteristics well respresented. A beer I would definitely drink again. Did not finish the bottle because I gave my mother a sip and she wanted the remainder.

A – Pours a slightly cloudy pale orange with a 3-finger off-white dense mousy head. Well carbonated. Belgian lacing.

S – Fruity, floral, peppery.

T – Slight lemony tartness, faintly sweet, bitterness in the finish.

MF – Medium-light bodied, fizzy on the palate with a medium-dry finish.

08-26-2013 01:31:00 | More by Sludgeman
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-24-2013 16:45:21 | More by KlayWey
Photo of GilGarp


3.71/5  rDev -4.4%

750 ml corked bottle. No date stamp which is unusual for Odell. Maybe it was planned as a one-off release.

Poured into a goblet, Celastrina is a pale golden yellow color with thick white head that builds before it settles.

Aroma is appropriately fruity, floral, and funky like a good saison should be. It's more fruit forward than anything.

Flavor is fairly bold for the style with plenty of hops in typical American fashion. It has the same nice floral and tropical fruit flavors from the aroma but it's stronger than expected. The yeast adds a lot of character but there's more bitterness than expected.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and strongly carbonated. It's bottle conditioned and the carbonated seems about right for a saison but more than I care for typically in my beer.

Overall a solid saison but there are certainly some better ones out there at this price. Next time I would go for a true Belgian.

08-21-2013 01:23:48 | More by GilGarp
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

08-20-2013 05:48:51 | More by FINLANDski_1619
Photo of Monkeyknife


4.11/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from the bottle a cloudy nectarine color with one finger of bubbly off-white head. Not much left behind in the lacing department.

Nice bright aroma of pineapple, tropical fruit, cloves, yeasty funk, and light cracker.

Bright and lightly-tart taste of pear and green apple along with white pepper, cloves, yeast, and table crackers. Flavor lingers thru the finish.

Medium bodied, dry and clean with a sharper carbonation.

This is a very tasty Saison from the folks at Odell. Bright, clean and delivers a flavorful personality.

08-16-2013 21:38:31 | More by Monkeyknife
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-12-2013 22:08:42 | More by TheBishopco
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-10-2013 01:39:13 | More by zeff80
Photo of intensify


4.09/5  rDev +5.4%

I'll make this one short. Calestrina is truly an above average Saison from the boys at Odell. The pour in a tulip holds a high head that lasts and leaves plenty of lacing. Smells of strong spices, pineapple, cracked pepper, mango and a touch of bread aroma. Easy to sip on, mango and pineapple really push at first, followed by a bready finish and a touch of bitterness to round things out. Good mouthfeel, not to thick and has a nice balance of body to it with a good amount of carbonation to keep things fresh in the palate.
If you can buy a bomber of Calestrina, do it. You wont regret it.

08-07-2013 03:13:57 | More by intensify
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-05-2013 23:42:50 | More by herman77
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-03-2013 20:29:12 | More by jaydoc
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-01-2013 14:57:09 | More by MN_Beerticker
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-01-2013 06:18:29 | More by grubefresh
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-28-2013 11:58:28 | More by Kryptonight
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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%

Overly carbonated so I had to wait with this beer. Beautiful color and lacing for sure, but over looked because of the carbonation. Very earthy and hay smell to it. Light to drink and very easy to drink. I enjoy the beer, but I would prefer to see it in a 6 pack rather than a bomber. Great idea by Odell, but missing that something in the taste to push it over the edge.

07-28-2013 01:27:44 | More by beatenbyjacks
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%

Took the cage off, started reading the label & BAM! The cork went flying, luckily no one's eye was put out nor was any beer wasted!

Pours an effervescent gold/honey with 3+ fingers of meringue like pearl colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing, stays bright through the whole bottle

S: Grassyness, hay & a touch of sourness & cloves

T: Pears, a touch of golden delicious apple, green apple skins, clove & dryness up front. Pears, faint apricot notes, grass & cloves as this warms, plus white grapes & honeysuckle. Finishes dry, fruitty & crisp

MF: Medium bodied with delicate carbonation

Pretty drinkable, a nice not over complex saison

07-24-2013 02:32:36 | More by russpowell
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-24-2013 02:11:32 | More by teleforce
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-21-2013 16:37:30 | More by Oboogie
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-21-2013 07:00:09 | More by JSchock7
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-20-2013 19:16:02 | More by ant880
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

07-18-2013 22:25:23 | More by mevett89
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-18-2013 19:58:08 | More by beerist
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South Dakota

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%

Celastrina pours a clearer golden color with a nice lacing head. Their is a sweet fruity flowery aroma. The taste has some nice banana notes, flower like flavors, and a nice yeasty undertone. Nice body, drinkable, and flavorful. Overall its a sweeter easy drinking clean saison.

07-17-2013 02:31:21 | More by vette2006c5r
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-16-2013 05:01:46 | More by RDW
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-14-2013 23:56:32 | More by JRod1969
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-14-2013 00:56:13 | More by bigbeers84
Celastrina from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.