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Wellspring - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 09-21-2013)
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Photo of Jason
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Tastes like an American Saison, very well put together with all the right showings of a Saison but the hops are amped up a bit as well as the body.

LOOK: Hazed peachy orange hue, ample lacing and stickage on the glass.

SMELL: Citrus zest, peppercorn, faint clove, dried green plantains, doughy biscuits, kiss of esters, hop resin

TASTE: Deep smoothness, just enough crispness, leafy, hop oil, mild rind, dry graininess, faint banana pith, orangey, balanced hop bitterness, firm spiciness, yeast, drying grainy finish

Jason, Nov 16, 2013
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Photo of SlurpDooberstank
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

SlurpDooberstank, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Very cloudy yellow-orange with white fluffy head and sticky lacing.

Smell: Lemon, banana bread, white pepper and some tropical notes.

Taste: Lemon and tropical notes come through fairly strongly on top of the banana, clove and bread notes that I expect. Definitely used more hops than typical here. The finish has clove, pepper and floral hops, although there is a lingering fruity sweetness that slightly detracts.

Feel: Body is a little fuller than expected and the carbonation is not quite as effervescent. Still a good mouthfeel, but not ideal for a Saison. Finish is mostly dry but there is a that sweet aftertaste.

Overall: While certainly not a traditional Saison, it is still a quite nice one. Odell did a slightly better job with Celastrina, but this is certainly priced better than that was.

bsp77, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

doremite, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

timontheroad, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ste5venla, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

m0unds, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Best before 1/3/14.

Wellspring is a dry-hopped Saison and came as part of the fall montage mixed twelve-pack.

It has a hazy golden yellow color with white head that's thin and tight. It settles quickly and leaves a little spotty lacing behind.

Aroma is hoppy and fruity with lemony citrus and tropical fruits. The yeast comes through here to giving it a nice mild Saison funkiness.

The flavor is slightly more bitter than a traditional Saison with the big American hops coming on strong. The tropical fruit continues here with the addition of peaches and black pepper.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated for the style. It's balanced and enjoyable.

Overall a really nice hoppy Saison. Just like it claims to be.

GilGarp, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap @ the brewery

served in the classic heavy odell stemware - preferred this dry hopped saison to the classic style saison that was also on tap. Lots of nice fresh citrus, nice hop bite, pepper, a little yeast, lemon peel. A nice beer to enjoy in the excruciating dessert that is north-central colorado.

dirtylou, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jaydoc, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz picked up at Brewforia Meridian a couple nights ago... Pours with a pillowy white head... the brew is hazy light orange.

Aromas are sorta all over the place... bubblegum esters.. along with a little clovey phenolic notes... plenty of fruitiness reminds me of underripe pears and throughout there is a good smack of grassy hoppiness.

Light banana sweetness ester... a bit of peppery essence... a sorta sharp pear note combines with the hops to allow for a long finish..

Body is a bit thicker than a standard saison.. and the carbonation tries to keep up but loses out IMO.

3.5 across the board.

JohnGalt1, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

bigbeers84, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Photo of gatornation
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

gatornation, Feb 16, 2014
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Wellspring from Odell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.