Odell Double Pilsner | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
442 Ratings
Odell Double PilsnerOdell Double Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by russpowell on 06-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
442
Reviews:
179
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of goatgoat
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tulip glass. Dated 7/25/12, so almost too late.

Gentle pour pulls a low white head that quickly dissipates. Nice golden color, a haze which clears as it warms. Active effervescence. Aroma is grainy, grassy and overlaid with continental hops (I ain't calling them noble anymore). Taste is more malty than I expected. It doesn't have the same crisp bite as a regular pilsner. Solid, but I do enjoy that crispness. The feel is thicker, as expected for a "double". Nice effervescence in the mouth.

I wish they had a regular pilsner as the extra heft isn't worth it.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date

Appearance is a cloudy gold with an orange hue. Smell is dusty, corn, grain, musk, light hops, lemon, clove, sweet cornmeal. Taste is sweet, crisp, whitebread, grain and corn, accentuated by earthy hop bitterness. Notes of spice, pepper, lemon. Alcohol shows through a bit, and it is slightly cloying, but otherwise this is extremely drinkable.

Would drink this more often if it was a little cheaper. Screw BMC, there needs to be more big pilsners like this.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of carteravebrew
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Auror
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and slightly hazy golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Solid three finger white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright and crisp malty aroma with lots of bready pale malts and wheat grains. Good hints of cracker, biscuit, and citrus lemon. Also some good hints of herbal and spicy European hops to balance out the malty sweetness. Nicely full and crisp for the style.

Taste: A pretty rich taste for a pilsner, definitely a double one. Big presence of bready malts and grains. Notes of biscuit, crackers, yeast, and citrus lemon zest. Some earthy and herbal European hop spices lingering in the background smack the tongue with some pepper in the finish. This is very bready.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and fairly creamy. Hop spices linger on the tongue. Starts sweet and finishes somewhat dry. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good amped up take on a pilsner. Very full and bready with a nice spicy hop presence in the back end.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TSJ4000
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Underrated. This imperial pils was first introduced to me years ago and I remember loving it. And I still do. It has a great fullness in the Pilsen crisp hop, yet the moxy and complexity of a full-bodied beer. Odell has done it again. The alcohol isn't noticable but the richer maltiness (than most Pilsners) is noticeable...in a good way that adds complexity. It drinks like an ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Glibber
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

About a half an inch of white froth that laced the glass quite well. A light straw color, slightly cloudy and well carbinated. Not much of an aroma, and a very light taste with florals and some alcohol. Some hops come out on the back end. I thought it was a pretty good beer for the style- not may favorite style, but a decent beer.

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Photo of jcjerabek
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of denver10
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow with an orange hue, effervescent with bubbles continually rising to the surface. A half thumbs width white head.An aroma of hay, cracker, and a hint of citrus. Flavor matches the aroma quite well with a strong malt backbone giving it a nice sweetness and cracker taste, some hay and grass, and the slightest hint of lemon. The alcohol is dangerously hidden on this one A silky, active medium bodied mouthfeel to this. Odell with another fine beer that hits the spot as I sit back and watch some Rockies baseball. I don't care for pilsners but they got me to enjoy this one. The high abv to this makes this a tease, as this beer strikes you as a great session beer but at 8% it will get you into trouble really quickly.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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