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Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 44
Photo of Suds
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very light, yellow-orange hazy brew. The head is fluffy and white. Lots of cloudiness and the aroma has a spritzy, fruity, funkiness, along with a mellow light malt note. The taste is a bit more sweet and malty than typical for the style. Light brett, a bit of yeast, and lots of complexity. After a few sips, there is some warming. Fuller in body than expected. Very good.

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Photo of Weixiaobao
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: I really like the bacteria/bug vibe going on on the bottle. Wish there was a born on date. Pours bright gold with a decent-though-slightly-below-average-for-a-Saison head.
S: A bit musty. Kind of muted. Am getting some barnyard.
T: Dry as a bone. Getting decent brett-y undertones. Not much juiciness on this very dry brew. Was hoping for a bit more complexity.
F: Light, but also hearty.
O: Always a fan of trying new brett and funked out beers. This isn't a standout for the style, but is a fun brew.

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Photo of stephens101
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This redolent reddish-orange pours with two-fingers of sustained white froth. Brett, pineapple, white grape and green apple float nicely to the nose. Tastes of brett and more light fruits with a hint of sugar in the finish. Light to medium soft and dry as can be. There's some fruit peel in the aftertaste.

This might not be extreme enough for some, but it's about as well-balanced and flavorful as it gets in my book.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber purchased in Grand Marais into a shaker, while gazing out at Lake Superior. Pours a massive puffy eggshell head on top of a dark hazy pineapple gold. Nose is dank wet hay, overripe mango, lemon, and modest levels of Brett without being too funky. Pungent, but I don't get discernible layers. Some filling flat breadiness in the middle, some pepper, and some floral Bretty notes toward the end. A little sweet and funky on the finish. Lively mouthful but not crisp. Modest body. Stepping back, it seems like a promising beer, and Odell almost means guaranteed quality. But somehow, this one doesn't really grab me...still well crafted and I'm glad I tried it. It is on the pricey side.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Has a Belgium yeast aroma. More of a saison. Slightly grassy. Maybe apples? Good Belgian farmhouse taste. Very smooth aftertaste. Almost syrupy. Apple, pear?? Either way; very, very good.

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Photo of russpowell
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed & effervescent bronze with a finger of ivory head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Sourness, grassiness, pears

T: Follows the nose, pears, figs, & apricot up front, some brett & grapefruit as well. Grassyness, grapefruit & brett funk as this warms, pear as well. Finishes with citrus, funk & a little dryness & some crispness

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation

Drinks fairly easy, plenty of funk & citrus

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Photo of Tone
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong citrus, yeast, slight sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong citrus (papaya/pineapple?), yeast, slight sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, dominated by citrus in aroma and body, and a decent feel.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled Conditioned

Poured into a chalice a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/foamy/fizzy /creamy one-finger white head, which leaves minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some nice kinda banana, clove notes, spicy/peppery, citrusy. The taste is malty, yeasty, with some banana/clove, spicy notes, with some citrus. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, but not up to par with other Odell brews I've had in the past.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is apples, fruit/fruit zest and citrus. The flavor is Belgian yeast, fruit/fruit zest, apples, slight red grapes, malts and a tart/dryish finish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

someone told me this beer has ten yeast strains in it, and if thats true, its amazing how under flavored this seems to be. cool name, cool concept, but for this much yeast, it really doesnt taste that different than a clean belgian style with one really good yeast strain. i guess there is a little wild tartness to this hazy yellow brew, maybe a lick of new brett, but whatever belgian strain(s) that are in here is definitely leading the way. mild funk in here, but i get bubblegum and rock candy and those sort of bright fruity tones that are familiar. the malt base is light, almost too light, not a lot of body and not much flavor either, it seems boring for what it is, which is a disappointment, because i really think the potential is there. from a technical aspect, its totally fine, but i want it to be more interesting from a yeast standpoint, and it just doesnt get there. i have had it on draft a few times now, and have noted red apple and white grape suggestions, but i bet this ages well and will continue to develop pretty well, although a fuller flavored more interesting beer out of this base seems quite a long ways off. a step below odells usually very high standards in my opinion...

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged 750. I see a lot of sediment near the bottom of the bottle.

First pour is clear orange yellow, second, things get hazy. That will turn to cloudy, I'm sure.

Small head of foam sitting on top, lots of lacing but it isn't sticky.

Smells of banana, cloves, pineapple, pepper, barnyard. Loads going on aroma wise.

I taste cloves, banana, pineapple, pear, white pepper; it's sort a sweet and has a hint of barnyard. I keep expecting some sort of tartness but I don't think I am pulling that out.

Fairly light on body and carbonation. Finishes notably on the dry side.

Excellent Saison.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy orange color with a small white head and little lacing on the glass.

S: Barnyard funk, grape, lemon peel and a little citrus. Very complex aroma.

T: Grape and lemon peel, lemon peel bitterness, some citrus and barnyard funk and tratness. Finishes very dry.

F: Pretty light body and medium carbonation, pretty easy drinking.

O: A very interesting complex beer.

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