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Odell Levity Amber AleOdell Levity Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
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:
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Added by Todd on 01-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,094
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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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +19.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, golden-copper coloring, with a fluffy, bubbly, foamy, off-white head. Nose of subtle caramel and nut sweetness, with roasted notes throughout. Flavors are sugary sweet, with hints of caramel, and roasted overtones again. Smooth, thin bodied, with an effervesced, crisp finish. Semisweet, caramel and nut aftertaste.

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4.84/5  rDev +27.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright, hazy orange-amber hue with plentiful fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of grainy caramel malt with hints of mild fruity hops, faint pine, husks, stewed hops and earthy yeast. Slightly sweet.

T: Tastes of caramel malt with a subtle hoppiness and a mild bitter finish. Notes of grain, mild caramel, light citrus peel, faint pine, earthy yeast, husks and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of grainy malt, mild pine and a subtle bitterness.

O: A tasty little number. Looks lovely, while the aroma and flavour have a satisfying balance of caramel malt and aromatic hops. The subdued bitterness makes it mildly sweet. Body is A-OK. Goes down a treat - are Odell capable of making a bad beer? Worth sampling if you come across it.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of dcscientist
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an incredibly underrated beer. Everyone forgets about it within the Odell powerhouse lineup, but you shouldn't make the same mistake. It's the lighter cousin to 90 Shilling, my favorite beer, so when you want something just a little different, seek this one out and give it a try. It's a very solid amber, low alcohol and very easy to drink. Great as the weather gets warmer, though even here in Colorado it's not on tap, so you'll have to settle for stashing a 6-pack in your fridge and keeping it your little secret.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.54/5  rDev -6.6%

Excited! Excited! Excited!

I love Odell's labeling. So basic. I like ambers so let's see what they have to offer here. Single from World Market.

Appearance (4.5) : This thing has more head than any amber I've ever laid eyes on. A thick, malty four finger head atop a beautiful honey-amber body. Opacity is around 80%. Leaving broken rings of fluffy lace around the glass as it recedes like a snail.

Smell (3.5) : Haha. This smells almost identical to 90 Shilling. Metallic amber notes with coffee bean, copper, earth, and cracked corn. A little bit of flower petal for good measure. Not the beer's strong suit in my opinion as bitter smells are off-putting to me.

Taste (3) : Pretty decent. BUT - Here's my qualms - it's a bit on the coppery/metallic side. The hops are there and even though the label on the bottle says they're tamed, they're pretty aggressive for an Amber. So it's got that metallic citrus pine thing going on. Within that orb of metallic citrus pine is a smooth wheat taste that is full and tasteful. Smooth on the finish with more piney hops.

Straight from the bottle you get more malt than hops, it's a bit better that way. In the glass you're getting a pretty hop-forward, coppery amber taste.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Spritzy, prickly carbonation then melts into a smooth creamy finish. Slightly dry.

Overall (3.54) : Disappointed in this one. Just finished a Nordeast and that beer is an easy drinking, great tasting Amber. This is more of a one-off, you can't drink more than one (if you can even finish it), as the hops are very pronounced and out front. You hop heads will like it, but as for me, I'll stick with my malty Amber beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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