Odell Levity Amber Ale | Odell Brewing Company

Odell Levity Amber AleOdell Levity Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
400 Ratings
Odell Levity Amber AleOdell Levity Amber Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 01-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,291
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
400
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
62
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 149
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.89/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Loved it!

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4.84/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with a bottling date in the bottom left hand corner of the label. Label accentuates the feel of Colorado in the fall … snow caped mountains and golden aspen trees.

Appearance: Light chill haze on an amber hued brew, a thick off white lace graces the top of the brew with stickiness all over.

Smell: Toasted malt aroma with a hop twang of spice and herb … light nutty grain from the extra dextrins in the malt.

Taste: Modest body, full malt palate … light and delicate. Smooth mouth feel with a light carbonation after a judicious pour. Bitterness from hops are straight forward and cut through at bit and clean things up. Sweet malt up front with a lingering light toasted and caramel flavour the stretches even to the finish. Pear like fruitiness mingles with the spicy herbal hop flavour. Hops and malt go hand in hand into a long lasting finish.

Notes: Remarkably drinkable, good set up of malt and hops … well structured. The greatness of this brew shows the prowess of the brewery.

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4.84/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.83/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.67/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers ever

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4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2003 version ("Levity Golden Amber Ale"):

Hazy golden with some suspended sediment, a decent light tan head, and good carbonation. Nice citrusy hop and fruity aroma. Very nicely balanced malt-hop flavor with a nice fruity ale character. Light bodied and a great session brew with a light hoppy finish.

Very similar to some of the better Golden Ales such as Clipper City Gold Ale.

2006 version ("Levity Amber Ale")
Per 2006 Label: 5.1% ABV. "Munich and Honey malts"

Per 2003 Odell's website:
Bittering Hops: Northern Brewer
Brewer Malts: 2-row barley malt, Munich malt, Caramalt, Honey malt
Finishing Hops: Mount Hood, Saaz

Bottled: 07/07/03
Tasted: 10/09/03
(Erickson)

Drink By: 11/28/06
Tasted: 08/31/06

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4.52/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Spider889
4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another beer from my friend out in WY, thanks Mooky!

Bottled on date is 12/17/2010, so this is just shy of a month old.

I have to say that I really like the Odell bottles.
1) The labels are tasteful, well crafted, and classic
2) The label paper has a nice texture, similar to DFH labels
3) The bottle has the most unique shape of any 12oz I have seen, plus I like the embossed hop leaves around the neck.

The beer pours beautifully. An unfiltered golden honey color. It glows when held to the light, and really looks like a bowl of fresh honey in my Duvel tulip. I initially get a nice white soapy head nearly two fingers tall. It lasted a few minutes then receded to a cap of large bubbles covering half of the surface area. Excellent lace reminiscent of tree rings. Lovely.

The smell encompasses sweet smokiness and chestnut elements. Hints of citrus orange float in and out of my glass. It is light and airy, but inviting; very appropriate for the style.

This is one of the best ambers I have ever had. The beer begins with a nice hoppy bite. It's not especially distinguishable, but it provides a nice bitterness to the beer. The other very prominent flavor I get is oak. The more I swish it around in my mouth the more I am reminded of all the great oak-aged beers out there - almost like a less-hopped, sweeter version of Burton Baton (a great compliment coming from me, BB is one of my all-time favorite beers). Finally, the beer reveals a base structure built upon caramel and biscuit malts. The brew finishes with a bitter tanginess.

Medium bodied, but thin and palatable, carbonation isn't overpowering but on the high side - helping to thrust forth all that this beer has to offer. There's a slight slickness to the beer, and a pleasant smoothness all the way down. After the swallow I get some bitter clementine citrus flavors.

I really wish that I could get this in OH... this is insanely drinkable, I could session this easily. Sadly, I only have this one bottle. As a flagship beer, I am impressed, and cannot wait to try some of the more rare Odell offerings.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: brilliant copper amber under a thin white frothy foam cap with poor retention.

S: biscuit and mild citrus aromas. The aromas are malt forward with the hops medium low to low.

T: starts slightly sweet with traces of honey, some light caramel notes, biscuit and bread crumb. The malt flavors are medium and the hops flavors are medium low. Honey biscuit is the dominant flavor but it is seasoned with medium low hop citrus.

F: medium to medium light bodied with medium high carbonation.

O: very nice, flavorful, easy to drink amber ale

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great looking beer poured into Odell pint glass. Nice lacing on the glass. Very drinkable not too bitter and slight taste of caramel. Great summer beer to sit down and drink a few down.

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Odell Levity Amber Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 400 ratings
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