Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale | 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): 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
Ratings:
275
Reviews:
94
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
46
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1
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of russpowell
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent amber with 4 fingers of cream colored head. A little bit of haze to go with great head retention & nice lacing

S: Grassyness & sourness, pears, white pepper

T: Grassy, with green apple peels, grapefruit, a bit sour twang, some dirt & pears & some candi sugar up front. Pears, green appleskins, Granny Smith apple sourness, white& black pepper, a touch of grapefruit, oaky dryness, white grapes & honeysuckle as this warms, plus raspberry tartness . Finsihes with woody dryness, berry tartness, lemons & grapefruit, some sour notes that verge on the edge of funkyness, nice white pepper notes

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, Charrdonay like dryness balances well with hops & fruittyness

Very drinkable, highly complex, probably not sour enough for some. I really enjoyed this. I bet this would go great with some Indian or even some sea food, loved it, a hoppy wild/sour with nice approachability with some wine-like traits

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap vintage 2012, at Odell's brewpub in Fort Collins. 3-4 oz. sample. From notes.

A classic golden amber, almost hinting at bronze, with barely a white head presented. Collar always manages to stay. Clear with lively carbonation but not excessive.

Bouquet is a giant whiff of buttery oaky character. Huge buttered oak (American oak?) much like a classic booming Chardonnay with hints of honey to go with it and not a giant oak bomb. Malt presence is toned down, not particularly sour or either barnyard character either. A chard's lovers dream beer so far, extremely impressed.

Palate matches the sense of buttery richness. Malt depth carries hints of butter and lots of deep oak, and then even finishes with just a kiss of honey on the finish. An absolutely luscious and full and mellow palate, with large depth, almost getting into fatty bacon territory. Manages to even pull off just a hint of crisp carbonation ever so slightly.

A real impressive piece of work, and one unique tasting brew.

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.9.13.

A - Pours a murky, reddish-orange with an explosive light tan head, fluffy and good retention and lacing.

S - Lots of Lacto, wood, white-wine, some citrus.

T - CItrus and Lacto, then some buttery wood, and slight hops.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Lacto and buttery wood under a citrus golden ale.

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, Summer/Fall '12
Lost Abbey tulip

A: Hazy golden orange color. Tons of carbonation, nearly four fingers of fluffy bright white head. Stays around forever. Maybe a little over carbo'ed. Might dock a little.

S: Getting that barnyard funk. Grassy hops. Green apple and some citrus just like label says. Some tart wine grape is there with the funk.

T: Tastes like a Belgian golden ale. Spicy Belgian yeast. Then that barnyard funk presents itself. Green apple and white grape flavors. If there is barrel it's minimal wine like character oak. I'll have to let it warm up.

M: It's nicely carbonated making it a light bodied medium. The ABV is dangerously hidden. Drinks much less.

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Odell DeConstruction Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 275 ratings.
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