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:
101
Gots:
46
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Tarheel4985
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DonDirkA
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden amber color with orange hues. A ton of frothy, white head (more than can fit in a glass, this one took a while to pour). When it settles the head just stay at around a finger. Nose is very sweet and sour. Tart white grapes, apple cider, pears, sugar, a sharp tartness and not a hint of the 10.5% ABV. The taste is really complex. Honey, white grapes, tartness, sugar, crisp apples (like a Honeycrisp), pears, apricots, bready malts, yeast, a hint of clove, ginger, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit and just a little tiny bit of bitterness. The alcohol never once shows itself. There might be a little heat down in the pit of your stomach but thats it. I usually don't like golden ales but this is beautiful. I'd like to get another one and put it away for a bit and see where the yeast takes it.

I feel like this beer is damn near perfect and its not even my favorite kind of style. It has so much complexity yet its elegant and it works well with itself. Sometimes the more complex beer have flavors that fight each other, but these work so well together that I actually had trouble picking out the individual flavors I was tasting beyond white grapes and honey. I just brought some of the scores down to 4.5 because it isn't quite perfect but its about as close as most beers could dream of being.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Latest offering, I presume.

At cellar temp, the cork shot out of the bottle when I removed the cage so, watch out!

The foam goes all crazy when I'm pouring..it keeps on growing and growing. The beer looks a slightly hazy gold but it still occupies only 1/4 of the glass.

The smell has a lot of but not necessarily strong malty and tarty notes to it. Spicy too. Faint hints of Brett. 42% aged in wine barrels...I expected a stronger tart presence.

The taste is spicy, has fairly big notes of bread, some mild tartness being of the fruity kind. Big booze here. Very warming and it's going to cut the drinkability big time. Some earthy malty notes is what I'm getting now. Whoa...this is a real beast of a beer. I predict I'll need to chew on a few Tums shortly.

I say this is full bodied, carbonation is lighter than I expected after the cork shot out of the bottle.

Overall, a rather difficult beer to drink as is and imho, not one I'd see improving with age, but I could be wrong. I guess I won't find out. One and done, for me. I'll stick with The Meddler, thank you very much.

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Photo of Oboogie
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of yamar68
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky crimson gold, pretty still, two fingers of dense white head that laces nicely.

Rich smelling stuff - warm boozy grains, funky corn starch, pale fruits... blueberry & melon, a touch of citrus, invitingly sweet but balanced nonetheless.

When I had this last year I remember thinking it was overwhelmed by the wine barrel - not the case here. Funky hot fruits play alongside sweet bread/caramel. I actually wish there was more wine barrel here... I'd be very interested to see how this one evolves with time. Not quite enough 'wild' for my liking but still plenty of other complexities to keep things interesting.

Surprisingly drinkable, exceedingly delicate.

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Photo of beergoot
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The cork popped out on its own immediately upon loosening the cage - sounded like a gunshot!

Poured a deep gold color, slightly hazy with lots of carbonation; thick and chunky head. Aroma came out with a mixture of floral hops, fruit (oranges & lemons), caramel, and a bit of spice. Bitter and tart flavor with a nice malt-like backbone; slightly buttery; a decent alcohol warmth creeps in near the finish. Crisp and sharp, medium-bodied; acrid, tingly and zesty on the tongue.

I don't have a lot of experience with wild ales, but this one holds my interest. Crazy mixtures of flavors and feel combine into an odd but appealing taste overall. An interesting beer to sip and discover and experience a variety of nuanced tastes.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
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 chugalug06
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge bang comes with the pop of the cork. Head rises large and with white foam. Brew is cloudy light brown with lots of orange and some slight red. Some rather strange spotted lacing too.

Funky red grape scent. Smells slightly tart. Green apple is also present. Lots of farmy scents. Tangerine is there too.

Very smooth middle with rough edges; its a good thing. Heat is mildly detectable, but will fade with age I'm sure. No tartness, but quite funky in a great way. Heavy carbonation and medium body.

Another very solid brew from Odell.. Please keep these great brews coming.

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Photo of denver10
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden with a touch of brown to it. Slight white head and lacing. Smell and Flavor follow match with a nice oak element, some sweet green grapes and apples, and all being held together from the strong malt backbone providing further sweetness. A nice full bodied, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a good beer and definitely enjoyable.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well, as a self-described golden ale, this hits the nose on the appearance. Gold, semi clear...some haze. BIG head, fluffy, white, rocky, sticky. Yum

Aroma is faint. Apple, pear, some tartness. A touch of alcohol and florals. Spicy, white pepper

Taste follows the nose. A quick burst of sweet biscuit dough up front. Floral and spice in the middle. Apple, pear and persimmon towards the end. The end is sharp, spicy and dry.

A very nice beer. Flavor could be a bit more put together. This beer seems to concentrate on feel first...and it feels purrty good.

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Photo of cfh64
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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