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Celastrina - Odell Brewing Company

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87
very good

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: Moose90 on 05-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 29
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Upon taking off the cage, the cork started protruding from the bottle and rapidly took off until it collided with my ceiling. The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of a finger high off white head that hardly died down, consistently covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of floral blossoms are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has interesting flavors of floral blossoms along with hints of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This saison has lots of floral aromas and lavors, but interestingly they are more like floral blossoms tan floral hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Celastrina from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.