Ten Paces
Odell Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 5.29%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
25
From:
Odell Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Ten paces is our tribute to the American West and all the things that make it wild. This beer harkens back to the days when Doc Holliday was gunslinging in the mountains near Leadville, Colorado. Drawing on the natural tartness of the huckleberries, this American-Style Wild Ale features a unique blend of yeast strains that produce a complex aroma of tropical fruit and clove like spiciness while accentuating the deep fruit flavors. The question is, will you be our huckleberry?
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 25 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2017 vintage. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/amber, light reddish/pinkish color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy huckleberry, blueberry, fruit skin/seed, lemon, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, peppercorn, clove, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; lighter notes of wood, leathery/musty Brett funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of huckleberries, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy huckleberry, blueberry, fruit skin/seed, lemon, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, peppercorn, clove, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; lighter notes of wood, leathery/musty Brett funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/Brett tang/tartness, and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy huckleberry, blueberry, fruit skin/seed, lemon, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, peppercorn, clove, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, leathery/musty Brett funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of huckleberries, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/spiciness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering spiciness, tart/tangy fruit, and carbonation. Light carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an awesome fruited wild ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of huckleberries, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and pretty refreshing to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/spicy/drying finish. Nicely soft feel. This is definitely 100% Brett, wanted some lactic character personally. No barrel character either. Awesomely well rounded Brett complexity and balanced juicy/jammy huckleberries; with a great clean pale/wheat malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp drying. A really enjoyable offering, and impressively well made style example otherwise.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Side Effex, Albuquerque, NM

A: The beer is clear dark red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light pink head.
S: Moderate aromas of huckleberries are present in the nose, which seem like a mixture of blackberries and cherries.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of berry flavors with hardly anything in the way of sourness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied, smooth, and creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes more like a hybrid between a fruit/vegetable beer and a cream ale than an American Wild Ale. I really liked the creamy mouthfeel of this beer and how it hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a a clear and brilliant light red color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like what I assume huckleberries smell like- it's kind of a sweet cranberry/raspberry mix, with a light yogurty acidity, and some vanilla.

This is surprisingly creamy, which adds a lot here. The huckleberry character comes through awesome, adding dark berry and seedy flavors here, and an acidity funk that feels like fruity yogurt. This is highly enjoyable.

This is light bodied, but substantial, with a really high level of drinkability.

I've never had an Odell sour. I'm surprised at the level of complexity here- it's a super delicious sour with an intriguing funk and great fruit character.

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Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent tart huckleberry. Juicy, good level of tartness. Good colour. Smooth above average mouthfeel. The small remainder for cooking. Thanks Jason B.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Stamp on label is '08219-17'.
Clear, crimson red colored body (second pour led to cloudy body). Slight pink to the whitish head, which is continually reinforced with rising bubbles. Some lines and spots of lacing.
Aroma of berries (must be huckleberry and cherry), cloves, and a little musty funk.
Taste is of huckleberry and cherry, but it is not overly sweet. Label mentions tropical fruit taste, but I am getting more a orange and tangerine aspect. Spicy cloves is there also. Funky tang, but not sour or tart. More of a vinous/tannic taste at the end. Rather dry.
Fizzy, higher carbonation on the medium mouth feel.
Well executed wild ale with huckleberries.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purple in color, even the head has purple tones. Smells sweet and fruity, tastes the same, the huckleberry shines through. Very smooth and I really like the flavor!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

fun new one from odell here, a huckleberry wild ale, gorgeous deep pink to crimson in color, fairly clear for what it is, and with a nice rose colored foamy head. really pretty beer. aroma here is tart blueberries to me, a little jammy, but still a yeast driven beer as much as fruit, funky a little in the finish, but not super mature, and apparently tart without being real sour or acidic. the flavor is awesome, so often huckleberry ends up tasting like generic red fruitiness in beer, could be mistaken for blackberries or blueberries or even currents, but this is really true to the huckleberry, tastes extremely natural to me, and the beer has the same sweetness and tang levels as the actual fruit does, so there is a brilliant synergy there. i wish there was a little more developed wild yeast aspect, like this could have aged a bit and gotten a little weirder on the yeast front, but whats here is a lightly woody, wine-esque tang, clean as can be, and just a little musty funk in the finish, underwhelming, but i still really like the beer. the fruit side is great, the carbonation is high, and the beer drinks easily, finishing with a red wine flavor and tannin profile, off dry. clever stuff, great expression of the huckleberry!

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml. The last Odell 750ml bottle. They are retiring the format. Pours a crimson red, pinkish head of foam. Tart berries smell with some cloves. Cloves are rather prominent. Tastes of berries, huckleberries I've had before so I recognize them here. Cloves less obvious than in the smell. There's a tart sweet thing going on which I like. Just inside medium bodied, carbonation light until the finish where it kinda tickles my throat. Nice beer.

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Ten Paces from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 25 ratings