Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale | Odell Brewing Company

Odell DeConstruction Golden AleOdell DeConstruction Golden Ale
BA SCORE
4.02/5
275 Ratings
Odell DeConstruction Golden AleOdell DeConstruction Golden Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Golden Ale created by blending the final recipe with its own barrel aged pilot beers fermented with wild yeasts. Each individual barrel contributes a unique flavor from the wood chosen and the cultures resident to achieve subtle complexities that develop(ed) over time. A beer which starts sweet, filling the mouth with fruit-like esters and a mild spiciness, changing to a tart and lingering flavor reminiscent of grapefruit living amidst an earthy, citrusy hop aroma. Define flavor for yourself in this constantly evolving liquid expression.

26 IBU

Added by mcallister on 08-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,890
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
275
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 275 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A funky wonderful beer. A little farmhouse in the aroma, otherwise even that is pleasant. Slightly dry above averagemouthfeel. Tasty and complex, with bourbon and wine and oak. Greatly drinkable, enhanced by bitterness in the finish.Good head and some lace.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: large frothy head with excellent retention on a clear golden with amber hues body. decent lacing.

S: pineapple, orange and grapefruit very sweet citrus. Lots of corriander, pepper zest, spicey yeast and mild oak.

T: this one is very sweet and takes a little while to get used too. Almost like a reisling wine. Lots of citrus, herbal notes, corriander, honey and mild oak.

M: oily and medium degree of body with moderate carbonation

Overall: good tasting beer but strange. Lots of white wine character with the bourbon and oak more of a distant note.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to womencantsail for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, yeast, wood, and wine aromas. Taste is much the same with Brett-like and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is pretty epic stuff, worth the 15 dollar price tag for sure. pours a rich autumnal red color with a tall and dense off white head last leaves pretty lacing all over the glass. the smell has a lot going on, im picking up red wine, oak, spicy yeast, alcohol, golden raisins, and something tart and puckery. the flavor is equally complex, fruity from the yeast but made almost hot on the front of the tongue from the alcohol and the funky lacto making this beer rather piquant. iver never had anything quite like this. the barrel aging does a lot of the flavor, adding some dank earthy tones and some acidic properties and fruit esters. the feel is great, fuller body for a golden ale, just layered in texture. ultra effervescent carbonation and high abv make it sting a little bit. overall one of the best odell brews out there, which is saying something, because everything they make is excellent. it went perfectly with some homemade yak sausage over smashed purple potatoes, and heirloom tomato salad, and fresh green beans. it brings summer and fall together like no other beer ive had can do. deconstruction is much more than the some of its parts, this is special liquid.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: You can make the head on this beer as big as you want to, so be careful how you pour out the liquid; in my case, the cloudy peach nectar-colored liquid is capped by a three finger mountain of foam; excellent stickage and plenty of lace is left behind

Smell: The aroma has an alcohol-laden astringency that hangs over the fruit salad elements - grape, pear and tart berries

Taste: Beaucoup layers in this beer, starting with somewhat sweet grape, pear and berry elements that, by mid-palate, add a tart, peppery dimension, along with noble hop grassiness that dries out the profile; after the swallow, the fruity flavors return, but the barrel aging in wine and oak barrels adds a new dimension, with the flavor betraying elements of both types of wood

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: For all of its complexity, I never really cozied up to this beer, as the Saaz hop flavors just didn't coalesce for me with all of the fruit and barrel elements; still, quite an achievement from a brewery I really enjoy

Thanks, welosiped, for the opportunity

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Photo of zeff80
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, golden-orange color with a three-finger, cream colored head of thick foam. It had some nice retention and left some thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine, mild funkiness and there were some fruity characteristics, too.

T - Very unique flavor - fruity and spicy, slightly sour with some sweet caramel. These flavors evolve and change in intensity as the beer continues to warm.

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

D - This is a really amazing beer. My favorite from Odell.

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Photo of largadeer
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden and ale-like in appearance. Hazy, but nicely carbonated; a large white cap retains well, slowly settling to a half-inch cap.

Not much aroma - soapy, spicy, peppery. Some pear-like esters as it warms.

Taste is better than the aroma; semi-sweet pale malts meet banana and pear-like esters, white pepper, tannic oak, a touch of bourbon sweetness. There's a bit of cardboard-y oxidation mid-palate, and it finishes peppery and dry with a touch of alcohol. This is decent but underwhelming, for a beer with so many components it doesn't have much depth.

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Photo of zestar
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mothman
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this one.

Poured into duvel glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of off-white head. Color is a pale bronze hued gold.

Aroma: Bree up front with a big funk aroma. Wine like flavors with grapes. A nice amount of fruits. Apricots and mangoes. Very sweet fruits. I also get a bit of oak.

Taste: A brett funk flavor up front. Very barnyard-like. Lemon and hay flavors. The sweet fruits from the nose are muted a bit. It has some spice notes. It is slightly oaky. The brett funk really takes this beer over for young it is. It does have some earthy hops showing.

Mouthfeel: Funky and crisp. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends very funky/soured.

Overall, a pretty nice offering from Odell. A little bit slow drinking from the brett, but it is a nice funky beer. I didn't detect any bourbon at all which disappointed me a bit.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a few pours at the Night of the Funk 2010. I was looking forward to this but it really disappointed.

Pours a somewhat-hazed orange color with a fairly-large white head and some nice lacing as it makes its way down the glass after a few good swirls. There are some slight fruity notes and a bit of Brett. Some earthy character.

The taste is the big letdown. There really just isn't all that much going on, and I had this very early in the evening. There is some Brett, stone fruit, oak, and a bit of funk. The feel is medium with a pretty dry finish. Not a bad beer, but certainly didn't stand out.

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Photo of nickfl
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a huge head of white foam that rises over time rather than settling down. Excellent retention and thick rings of lace.

S - A spicy, phenolic aroma of coriander, cloves, champagne, and pepper.

T - Bready malt and spicy yeast notes up front with clove and pepper. A hint of juicy pear in the middle that is quickly pushed aside by sharp, spicy notes of lemon peel, coriander, dry white wine, and pepper.

M - A medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - I don't quite know what to think about this one, the spicy character is really strong and almost comes across as harshly phenolic. The malt is strong and while it finishes sweet, it has so much sharp spice character that is seems relatively balanced. There is a very champagne-like quality to this beer and if you are a fan of that sort of thing you may enjoy this, I however am not big on champage and this beer doesn't do much for me either.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy bronze pour, effervescent with a foamy white head; nice retention and lacing. Funky aroma, white wine and citrus, barrel notes. Taste of pale malts, Belgian yeast, funky grass, white wine, light citrus, with a slight bitterness, and a minor barrel aspect. Light-medium body, and quite enjoyable overall.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

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Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 275 ratings
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