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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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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-12-2013 22:08:42 | More by TheBishopco
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:13:57 | More by intensify
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-05-2013 23:42:50 | More by herman77
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-03-2013 20:29:12 | More by jaydoc
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-01-2013 14:57:09 | More by MN_Beerticker
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-01-2013 06:18:29 | More by grubefresh
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Kryptonight

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2013 11:58:28 | More by Kryptonight
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 01:27:44 | More by beatenbyjacks
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.86/5  rDev -1%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 02:32:36 | More by russpowell
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teleforce

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-24-2013 02:11:32 | More by teleforce
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Oboogie

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-21-2013 16:37:30 | More by Oboogie
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2013 07:00:09 | More by JSchock7
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ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2013 19:16:02 | More by ant880
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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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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-18-2013 19:58:08 | More by beerist
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.55/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2013 02:31:21 | More by vette2006c5r
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Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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gatornation

Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

corked caged 750ml bottle

A- slight hazes golden yellow color with a fluffy white head that reveals nice lacing
S- bananas and clove with floral lemon spices and grass funk
T- fruity spicy and hoppy right away with banana and clove it has hints of lemon wheat and pepper abd citrus
M- tart and spicy crisp with medium/high carbonation
O- refreshing saison especially if like them with spice and hops

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 19:33:29 | More by gatornation
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-11-2013 01:16:11 | More by Texasfan549
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-11-2013 00:58:48 | More by kjkinsey
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-09-2013 14:55:00 | More by PhatAtUT
Celastrina from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.