Odell Double Pilsner | Odell Brewing Company

very good
442 Ratings
Odell Double PilsnerOdell Double Pilsner

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by russpowell on 06-23-2006

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Photo of srandycarter
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light straw. Not much head. Wispy lacing.

S - medium malt aroma - some hop present.

T - Ahh - yum. Pils not my fav, but lots of flavor here. Nice malt center, sweet and deep with balanced bitter.

M - Medium, good carb and coating, nice sweet to bitter ratio. Deeper flavor and body than first thought.

D - Very easy to drink, despite the ABV.

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Photo of WaveRebel51
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear, dark mustard yellow with very little foam. Slight lacing left on the glass. Smells very sweet, perfumy, fruity and floral, but mostly a very pleasant candy-like aroma. Taste is on the sweet side. The floral, candy-like malt flavor dominates, with only a small hint of hop bitterness. This was my first double pils and was hoping for more of that spicy, grassy hop flavor. Still, this was not bad. Alcohol hits pretty quick but it was still very drinkable. I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of NatetheGreat
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a straw color, golden, almost looks like a Chardonay. Not a strong head or much lacing, but a nice grassy, citrusy smell - lemons prevalent in the aroma. The taste was even better. They achieved good balance between hops and malt - I was expecting a stronger hoppy taste, but was surprized by the candy-like sweetness of the beer from the malts. There was an interesting combination between the citrus smells and tastes and the sweet, candy flavors, sort of like lemon drops (sugery and tart) that was really nice. This is a very smooth beer, and the higher alcohol concentration isn't noticeble IMO. Smooth, soft mouthfeel, still with good carbonation, but not overpowering. Very good beer, pleasant experience. I was hesitent to buy it with it's $12 price tag for a six-pack, but with the quality of the brew, it was worth it.

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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bsp77
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass. Best by August 19, 2011.

Appearance: Clear gold with bright white head and light lacing.

Smell: Mostly smells like an intense Pilsner - apple, pear, lemon, grass, straw and noble hops. Drier aroma than expected considering the high abv.

Taste: A little sweeter than the aroma, with a strong emphasis on fruit (apple, pear, citrus). Turns drier, spicier and more bitter on the finish, with fresh-cut grass and spicy noble hops.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation (not as high as a typical Pilsner) with a fairly full body for a pale lager. Finish is slightly dry, with some residual sweetness carrying through, and leaving a slightly detracting aftertaste.

Overall: Surprisingly refreshing for such a high abv beer. That said, a standard Pils would be more refreshing, so imperializing a style that is meant to be light and refreshing is slightly odd. However, the taste is great, so maybe that is the whole point. If not for the residual sweetness and aftertaste, this would be a home run.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear straw colored pour with light carbonation and a white one-finger head. Grass and bread in the aroma. Taste has grassy hops, butter, bread, lemon, and malt. Very smooth and creamy flavor. Medium bodied but drinks very easy.

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Odell Double Pilsner from Odell Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 442 ratings.
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