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Shenanigans | Odell Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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133 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Oxymoron on 02-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,050
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
133
pDev:
12.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 40
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of GilGarp
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter, cold on-tap at Freshcraft in Denver.

Aroma is sweet, fruity, and funky in equal measures.

Flavor is similar in ways to am old ale with dark fruits, vanilla, and booze. It has a great oak-aged character that brings that vanilla and then the wild yeast adds a nice slightly sour funk. More cherries and some tropical fruit comes through here too.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Despite the variety of flavors, its all really well balanced.

Overall another great wild ale from Odell. Not hugely sour but perfectly balanced.

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Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a dark burgundy color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled sour with some malty notes. Some cherry aroma.

T - Tasted fairly tart and sour but not overdone. A touch of cherry and apple with a sweet bready malt backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really tasty ale especially considering it was an accident. Certainly worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JackieTH
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis. Poured into a 10-oz goblet.

A neat pour yielded a 3/4 inch thick, creamy off-white head over a hazy crimson liquid. Head is persistent, rocky and leaves great lace

Immediatly smells sweet, green apples, caramel malt and citrus hop. Taste is sweeter, and again, here are apples, more tartness than I recalled from the bottle. Juicy dark fruits, raisins, slightly orange and chocolate. Finish seems slightly sweeter than I remember from the bottle I split a few days ago. It's smooth and creamy with very nice level of carbonation. It's got a tart/sweet thing going. I enjoyed it, but the ABV can creep up on you.

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Photo of ggourde
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of bigbeers84
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy and dark copper and slightly ruby red color. Some amber notes are present. There is a nice dense ecru head that has some chunkier bubbles on the top. Very nice retention and some sticky lacing forms as it recedes.

Aroma is a bit mild. There are some dark fruits and some caramel malt notes mixed in with some oaky must and slight funk notes. There are some yeast like esters in the nose as well with some mild phenols coming through. Not as attractive as I expected.

Flavor is a bit better. Very juicy brew with nice caramel sweetness and crystal malt sweetness. Notes of pear juice and apple as well as some slight sweet pineapple. There is definitely some tartness that sticks its head up really quickly and mellows out for the ride. Nice oaky notes are perceived. Through which some nice barnyard and woody funk can be tasted. Interesting brew for sure. Nice and fruity with some good funk and slight tartness. Mouthfeel is dry and funky with a slight heat that can be perceived as it warms.

Pretty interesting brew. Not my favorite AWA but a good brew nonetheless. Interesting mix of fruit juice with the the woody notes.

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Photo of MichaelBuck
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of birchstick
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish color without much of a head on it. Nose is Fruity and funky with a touch of sourness. Taste starts off with a touch of grain but is overtaken by some softer dry fruit flavors - pears and some apples. A bit of brett funk comes in and is somewhat ushered away by some sour notes. Ends a little dry with some fruity oak notes. Mouth is medium with some soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent American wild ale. Nice complexity and palatable. Recommended if you can find it.

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Photo of Shango42
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of vobr0002
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- reddish brown with long lasting head and great lacing.

S- very light smell, fruits, apples skin, grapes, oak.

T- similar to smell but on the back end there is a lot of oak slight amount of tart.

M. Medium body nice carbonation.

Of its a good beer but I think it would be better with a touch more sour and less oak.

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Photo of TVolt1
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Really good nut brown color with a great amount of off-white head. The head stays for the entire drink and has great lacing.

S: It is a very light smell with nothing competely smelling strongly. Smells a little of white grapes and red apples along with a sugary malty smell.

T: I do taste the apple peel taste along with a sour lemony taste. There is a bit of bitter taste at the end that I don't love but all in all, it's pretty good.

M: Good, crisp, light mouthfeel.

O: OVerall, it is a decent beer - not my favorite sour but it is good.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opens with a super serious Pop! Pours an effervescent auburn with 4 fingers of tan head. Superior lacing & head retention

S: Woody & tart scents

T: Tartness, sour strawberry tanins & some green apple up front. Balsamic vinegar notes mix with apricot as this warms, along with some grassy & berry flavors & just a bit of caramel sweetness. Finishes tart with grassy & woody bitterness balancing out some Winesap apple sweetness, along just a little vanilla & caramel

MF: Medium bodied slightly syruppy, carbonation is very low indeed, some stickyness as well, carbonation picks up as this warms

A pretty good wild ale, may note be intense enough for sour fanatics, but works well for me, would go great with all sorts of food (fish, cheese & fruit come to mind off the top of my head)

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Phelps
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Deep crimson, fairly clear upon the first pour; cloudy like paint on the second. In both instances, a good inch of creamy head the color and consistency of cappuccino foam deposits tendrils of pocked lace on the sides of the glass.

Smells green. There’s tons of vinous oak with a touch of vanilla, then there’s caramel, a little toast, and some vinegar.

Burnt sugar leads here, its sweetness offset by quite a bit of earthy hops. Toast appears again, as do caramel, vanilla and a heaping handful of super-green oak. Toasty and sugary in the finish. Perhaps a little too bitter and astringently oaky.

Slightly watery medium-light body; high, pinching carbonation. Breaks into a good amount of fizz as it moves. Some alcohol heat comes through the nose at the swallow.

The bottle hinted that this brew is the result of an attempt to save another failed one, and I’d say the operation was a mild success. Shenanigans is tasty enough — a passable sour brown, worth a taste but perhaps, at this price, not a second pass.

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Shenanigans from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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