Shenanigans | Odell Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by Oxymoron on 02-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Photo of appetiteforparis
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bomber into a sifter glass

Appearance - dark rich crimson color. Lots and lots of carbonation give this a great head with a great lacing.

Smell - quite tart up from followed by a rich malty vanilla smell. I also get woody earth tones

Taste - tart right out of the gates, but then really an off taste to follow it up. Tastes like burnt wood at the very end.

Feel - Very very carbonated and that off taste does not leave your mouth.

Overall - I had this beer right when it first came out, before I was on BA, and remember it quite different. The yeasts in this guy sure did a number to the beer and it wasn't something I enjoyed.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of tsauce2
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Shawner
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dhbiker0889
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of theCoder
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Camjmorton
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of AnalogErik
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice brew, a bretty sweet amber, unusual an a tad repetitive but it does what it promises in a stimulating way.

Presentation: 750 ml dark brown corked and caged bottle. Simple label with a soft retro vertical pattern in cream notes with some orange typographic notes. Small side note with intent, and main description. Notes 5462-2011 vintage, and 9.1% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Lightly hazy deep amber pour, nice frothy head, good retention with a fair surface ring and good touches of lacing.

S - Nice balanced nose, slight sweet funk with some fruity notes… Malty with a touch of funk…

T - And there is something not pleasing my companion across the table about a perfect amber ale broken by brett. But the sweet malty range, slight hoppy touch, broken by the funk, while unusual is working for me. Light tart fruity notes, malty sweetness with some caramel.

M - Medium body with medium/high carbonation, nice flow with a gentle lingering feel in the finish. Complex enough to entice the repeat...

O - Nice flow, well worth the try...

Notes: Long complex happy accident, not entirely sure when my mood would go after an an amber ale with brett but this was rather likable.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep red with a huge dense and rocky cream colored head that is slow to fade
S: smells oaky, funky, tart, bretty yeast and slightly fruity
T: tastes of sour fruit, some horseblanket, oak, barnyard, some tannins and a bit like paint thinner. swallow is a nice and smooth oakyness with a bit of sweet fruitiness and vanilla
M: heavy side of medium. dances on the tongue with prickly carbonation. a bit of pucker and slight dryness on the finish but not overly so
O: very good. good flavors and solid complexity it would appear that this one needed a bit of time to get good. Seems to be that way with a few of their special releases.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beautiful amber (crimson red) pour with 4 fingers of foamy off-white head. cork made a nice loud pop sound, which hasn't happened with any other odell 750's i've opened up. a wonderful aroma of brett, apples, pears (cider-like scent), slight citrus orange-like, almost a cedar scent coming off. a strange vanilla flavor coming from the mix of brett with the oak which is wonderful, mixed in with that funky pear/apple flavor which is nice and subtle, a sweet malty backbone, and some caramel.
medium in body with pretty high carbonation. pretty refreshing.

a very nice beer overall, great use of brettanomyces to make an amber ale way better than it should be. slightly tart, would've been even better with lactobacillus added for some sour notes. either way, this was definitely worth trying. just noticed the heavy abv on the label.. honestly it feels like 5-6% beer.. it is very well hidden!

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Shenanigans from Odell Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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