Laura’s Bitter | Odell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by bditty187 on 03-28-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A sample at the brewery sparked my interest enough to buy a growler of this ESB. My review is from the growler.

Clear tea-brown and coppery in hue, an off-white head of a half a finger in height lasted a quick moment before fading away to a small collar. There was minimal subsequent lacing. The appearance is a little dull. The nose is lead by the caramel, toasty maltiness, then some earthy hops and a pleasant, but light, fruitiness creates the aromas. The potency of the bouquet is adequate to be found inviting. The palate has its charm; it tastes like a traditional ESB, that’s nice; it is tasty with caramel malt, some earthy hops, and distant fruitiness. The flavors run rather straightforward and there is a little lack of union at the finish. Still I liked the taste. Aftertaste is a little muddled though, it’s too earthy and too caramely (almost toffee-like actually) but it doesn’t become sweet. I can’t see this “pilot” beer making it to the big leagues but I’ll enjoy splitting this growler with my girlfriend. Medium in body, low carbonation, it seems to have lost a little, still the mouthfeel is pleasant but normal. I found it to be plenty drinkable but it is far from noteworthy. It is above average and it would be worth sampling at the brewery but I wouldn’t recommend a growler.

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Laura’s Bitter from Odell Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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