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Celastrina - Odell Brewing Company

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87
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 gatornation
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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

gatornation, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Texasfan549, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

kjkinsey, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

PhatAtUT, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

blindpiggie, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

smithj4, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of marct
4/5  rDev +3.1%

marct, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy honey with huge, foamy white head that persists for awhile and clings nicely.

Smell: Banana, clove, oranges, bread and pepper.

Taste: Bready and fruity, with banana and citrus. It is earthy and musty, but not at all tart, as many of the more earthy Saisons are. Cloves and hops are very noticeable on the finish, with the hops deserving special mention for strong orange and pepper notes.

Feel: High carbonation, medium body that is slightly too sticky and not effervescent enough. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: Nice Saison overall, which actually seems to have some Tripel traits. However, other than the strong, distinct hops, this is a relatively straightforward Saison that doesn't seem to deserve the expensive price tag. While I don't let price impact my score here, it will prevent repeat purchasing.

bsp77, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

trebbates, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

smonice, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

SourinQns, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +3.1%

outoffocus, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

tuckerlikesbeer, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ralphw56, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I will always jump on a new odell bomber, its always high quality and interesting, and this one is certainly that, although not as good as many other new saisons his season. it pours a remarkably light gold color, with an odd degree of clarity for the style. the head is bone white and full of big air pockets, decent retention. the looks throws me off, but the nose is better. its got a playful yeast, a floral hop profile, and some citrus elements. the malt is odd though, not the wheat I am used to, but something else that makes it sweet smelling and out of place. the flavor is also hindered by the malt profile, although everything else I smell comes through wonderfully in the flavor. the yeast is new to me, very very bright. the hops are grassy and only a little bitter. more hop than normal for the style, and I just love that in this beer. good bubbles, its carbonated like a soda, and the feel is lighter despite the malt sweetness. alcohol is hard to detect, and I found this to be very easy drinking. not my favorite saison, and definitely not my favorite odell brew, but a tasty offering I would be happy to drink again. I love the fact that some proceeds are donated as well to this little hop creature. good stuff.

StonedTrippin, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

UncleBuccs, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Eric908, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

SteeleWright, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: A mesmerizing cloud of amber. I keep expecting to find a mosquito full of dinosaur DNA trapped somewhere inside. Highly effervescent, but seemingly unable to hold much of a head.
Smell: Freshly grated lemon pith and newly cut grass. Earthy and musty in the background.
Taste: Sharp clove with a touch of banana peal on the finish. Very dry. Some bitter citrus laced throughout. The nose is definitely more complex than the flavor.
Mouthfeel: There is an explosion of bubbles every time it hits my mouth. Dry and slightly astringent.
Overall: A nice saison that favors citrusy hops. I’d drink another one if it was put in front of me.

mhaugo, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Eaglefan344, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes taken at Odells on 7/3/13.

The beer served was a translucent amber/gold color. It was provided with about a finger and 1/2 of head over a bubbly body.

The nose started with wheat and light floral notes. I soon got a mild funk, light yeast and bananas.

The taste was mostly to the nose, but it had added dimensions. The taste was sweet and a good grassiness mixed in with the floral, funk and yeast.

This beer had a light-medium body. It dried my whole tongue out.

CFHMagnet, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

$13.99 for the caged and corked 750ml bottle.

A- huge pop when I removed the cork, it pours a clear bright gold with a 2 finger head of foam, and does well with the lacing.

S- it smells yeasty, spicy, has notes of citrus, maybe a bit of fruit like banana.

T- kind of on the peppery side with a hint of cloves, getting some flavour of banana, lemon zest, the malt is earthy...tastes good and all but maybe I should cooled it down more than I did.
Finish is on the dry side and fine with me.

M- on the light side of medium bodied, zesty level of carbonation, or is it? Kind of puzzling with the carbo; in the mouth it feels lively but in the swallow, it feels flatter.

O- a good Saison here but for the price, and even though I don't think there are other Saisons in town, I will probably not get another. It just doesn't work that well for ME.

Bitterbill, Jun 10, 2013
Celastrina from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.