Wellspring - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.19/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed on tap at Beer Kitchen in Kansas City. Lucky me, as I haven't seen this one around. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough? Poured into a Belgian-style tulip glass.
Appearance - Body is a glowing, saturated orange hue, with some amber highlights where the light manages to penetrate. Of course, light penetration is not easy, given the massive three-finger head. The foam is bone white and pillowy, with uneven pocking as it slowly starts to dissipate, leaving a thick webbing of lacing along the sides of the glass. As I drink it down, it leaves significantly pronounced rings of foam sheets. A beautiful beer to be sure.
Smell - A blend of fruits, with both citrus and tropical profiles. Some faint lemon zest, mango and even a bit of pineapple to go along with a more bready base of yeasty phenols. I also can detect a substantial element of hop pungency (in a good way) and grassiness from the dry-hopping.
Taste - Here, the hop profiles go from supporting character to bonafide co-star to the wonderful Belgian yeast. Grassy, herbal, some faint pine compliment the mango and nectarine fruit profiles, as well as some spiciness from white pepper and clove. A fleeting sweetness is present, but that element gives way to a predominantly dry finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and with high levels of carbonation. Finish is clean and smooth making for a high level of drinkability.
Overall, this is a fantastic hoppy saison. I need to look more carefully to see if I can get it around here. If I didn't live in a market with a local, easy to get saison with good hop characteristics, this would be a regular go-to for me. I may have to get my ass down to Beer Kitchen again before it's gone.
Serving type: on-tap
11-01-2013 18:53:33 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.59/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On Tap @ red cow
A- pours a hazed straw yellow with a very white i finger head looks good
S-bready and malty cut grass and lemon scent
T- slight citrus with lemon baked bread mild yeast and more dough and bread
M-slight tart with medium carbonation
O- drinkable brew but not alot of saison qualities noy one to seek out
Serving type: on-tap
02-16-2014 21:55:25 | More by gatornation
1.76/5 rDev -53.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Another one off in the odell variety pack - can't get it anywhere else but on tap or in this variety pack... the appearance of this beer is very appealing, hazy peachy orangish golden color with a considerably moderately high looking carbonation. The smell is odd for a saison, it is dry hopped but the hops seem to have overtaken this one at least in aroma, not much clovey yeastiness apparent in the aroma, at least not enough for a saison style. Flavor is spot on with the aroma, this should be classified as a Belgian ipa for style, unfortunately the hops they used are extremely floral, nothing but which is my least favorite, I try to be fair in ratin a beer according to it's style but the over all characteristic of this beer do not fit this style, the dry hopping and choice of hops in my opinion have ruined this beer. Like sucking on a bouquet of flowers...yuck!
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 04:39:38 | More by Beerlover
Wellspring from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.