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Celastrina - Odell Brewing Company

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very good

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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Photo of Sludgeman
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Sludgeman, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KlayWey, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

GilGarp, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of FINLANDski_1619
3/5  rDev -22.7%

FINLANDski_1619, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Monkeyknife, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TheBishopco, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +3.1%

zeff80, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of intensify
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

intensify, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

herman77, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jaydoc, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +3.1%

MN_Beerticker, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +3.1%

grubefresh, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Kryptonight
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Kryptonight, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

beatenbyjacks, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.86/5  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

russpowell, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of teleforce
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

teleforce, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Oboogie
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Oboogie, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JSchock7, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of ant880
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ant880, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of mevett89
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

mevett89, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of beerist
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

beerist, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

vette2006c5r, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of RDW
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

RDW, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JRod1969, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bigbeers84, Jul 14, 2013
Celastrina from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.