Shenanigans | Odell Brewing Company

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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 KajII
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium brown with a slight ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that reduced to a thin cap which lasted throughout and produced excellent thick sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted grain malt and a funky Brett yeast with hints of caramel, green apple, overripe dark fruit (plums and grapes), citrus peel and bit of spice and a mild woody cask presence.

The taste was very malty and lightly sweet-tart with notes of caramel and dark fruit from the onset, progressing into a slightly bitter flavor with spicy sour presence and a woody alcohol ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a sour citrus peel bitterness left to linger for just a tad longer.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and dry in texture with a ticklish carbonation.

Overall this was a very unique tasting brew: a bit sour, a tad sweet, a touch fruity and a nice bitter woody finish. All this working together to basically create this very tasty and memorable brew...

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Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of WesM63
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of josephwa
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of spoony
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 750 ml into a wine glass.

A-Huge (unmanageable) head for the first glass out of the bomber (which seems to be a recurring issue with Odell bombers...). After that, it settled a bit and produced a decent sized tan head that faded slowly. The brew was murky and copper/orange hued.

S-The smell was tart, oaky, and lightly vinous. I did not pick up any one fruit or flavor over the other, but there was a lightly fruity scent too...cherries maybe?

T-The taste mirrored the smell, i.e., sort of nondescript light fruits, lightly tart, with a bit of oaky vanilla, some caramel, and nuttiness. Mild flavors here for 9.1% ABV.

M-Lots of carbonation on the palate. The brew was medium bodied.

O-I don't know how Odell can call this beer Shenanigans because I found it kind of boring. The flavors aren't bad, but there was nothing going here that made me think of silly or high-sprited behavior or mischief. Anyway, this might be a good gateway to sour beers for those new to the style or those looking for something to pair with a cheese before dinner.

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Photo of jrenn
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Seefeldt
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tbone1384
4.32/5  rDev +14%

Photo of TheSarge
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured Shenanicans into a tulip glass, and it makes a three finger thick wall of tan foam, and the body is ruby red in color and hazy.

In the aroma I get cherries, some woodiness, and other earthy traits.

Taste wise I detect cherries, lemon, fig, chocolate, and perhaps some cola.

Feels full in body, has plenty of carbonation to go around, and little to no warming in the end.

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Photo of Travisnin
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of bradner
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at Wowcoolman’s tasting.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and some slight funk aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness and a funky aftertaste. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Lob
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of bigaltemple
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Rocky, four finger, off-white head sits atop this ruby colored brew. Really beautiful hues of red show throughout this one. Light, wispy patches of lacing stick to the glass after every sip.

S - Definitely get a feel of the barrel in this one. Lots of oak mixes with yeast funk and some farmhouse notes. Some fruity sweetness and vanilla are also present.

T/M - A lot of oak in the taste as well. Dry, yeasty funk blends with a bit of caramel and dark fruits. Medium bodied with loads of carbonation.

O - While I preferred this on tap, I still find it to be tasty and interesting enough from the bottle.

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Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JEdmund
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

*After removing the cork cage, the cork blew itself out of the bottle just a minute or so later. Freaked us out!*

Gorgeous ruby red color with impressive head formation.

The brett funk is front and center on aroma.

First sip reveals crazy carbonation; the liquid practically explodes into foam once it hits my tongue. Hearty brett flavor dominates flavor spectrum. Oak aging is faintly detectable in the finish, but it’s a nice touch, not at all heavy handed. Finishes super dry, crisp, and a bit tart. Not much flavor beyond the brett.

Overall I think the wild yeast went a little too wild. I think they’ve eaten up too much residual sugars, making for too much carbonation, not enough body, and definitely not enough other flavors to play off the funk. Certainly not as well done as Odell’s Saboteur.

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Photo of drewone
2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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