Odell Levity Amber Ale | Odell Brewing Company

146 Reviews
Odell Levity Amber AleOdell Levity Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Odell’s Levity Amber Ale

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a nice dark hazy golden color with some nice copper notes. There is a nice white head that recedes slowly leaving some nice sticky lacing.

Aroma is biscuity with some nice herbal hop notes. Some good notes of bitterness and malty sweetness intermingled throughout.

Taste starts off with some light herbal grassy hop notes and some nice bitterness that is intermingled with some good caramel laced malt notes. Nice and refreshing and straight forward. The nice caramel notes are mild and grainy with some nice toasty malt notes that blend well with the lighter but floral hops. Nice and crisp and refreshing with a good bitter finish.

Overall this is a nice and straight forward Amber. Nice and refreshing, light and accessible. A good gateway beer. Flavorful but not too intense. Good caramel malt notes with nice herbal hops.

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Photo of soju6
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a rich amber color with a creamy head that fades to lacing.

S: Mild aroma of roasted malt with some spice and herbs and a bit of sweetness.

T: Has a nice caramel taste up front with a nice bit of citrus. There is a nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy, very well balanced.

O: Very easy drinker. Excellent take on an amber beer. Well worth checking out.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3/4 head with thin retention and nice lacing on a cloudy, crimson with golden hues body.

S: fruit, mostly a little red apple and fig.

T: apple and fig with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Earthy notes.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body with a mild oily feel. No off-putting aftertaste.

Overall a smooth very tastey amber which is different enough to set it apart from other ambers but still doesn't lose its identity as an amber ale.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A - Light amber color with a 2 finger off white head with lacing that coats the glass.

S - A little cpied blended with a ton of toasted caramel malt aroma. Somewhat earthy and nutty, quite good.

T/M - The beer hits with a sweet caramel malt up front. The middle is filled with bitterness from the jops and a creamy mouthfeel. The beer finishes mild and smooth with a touch of carbonation with a hint of fruity notes.

D - The most drinkable amber I've had.

Overall this beer is very very good and deserves more recognition that the other highly touted Amber of Fort Collins. I'd prefer this to a Fat Tire any day of any week. Outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-23-2011 02:23:24

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Photo of denver10
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a burnt golden with a nice white head a solid lacing. Aroma is nice and doughy bready, a touch of honey, caramel, a touch of toffee, and a slight kiss of hops in the finish providing some crispness to it. Flavor pretty much follows suit. A medium to thicker mouthfeel, not too much activity. Overall, a very nice beer indeed. Probably my favorite amber.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy copper color with a small, frothy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of toasted malt with a touch of hops.

Tastes of the malt notes combined with a light hop presence. Notes of toasted bread, brown sugar, and some grainy sweetness as well. Hops have an earthy notion to them, but are fairly understated. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is light with a small amount of carbonation that gives a bit of a watery feel.

Overall, I feel like this is just an okay beer and could definitely be improved upon.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a pretty light amber. smells like caramel and toffee and amber malts. a little sweeter hop essence, but this is more of a malt showcase. its nice to have an amber thats tame like this. its drinkable and not at all filling. flavor is solid, not too rich, but interesting in the mouth. good carbonation, medium body. good session amber, nothing incredibily original here, but another fine product from odell. they can do no wrong in my mind

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Photo of Dmart1223
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one dangerously drinkable brew.

It keeps an egg-white head that quickly thins to lacings, which crowns Levity's hazy amber color. It smells sweet and malty, with a little bit of fruit.

While no flavors stick out in this beer, it's very smooth. The hops and malts balance well and give a little bitter punch at the end, but nothing lingers. I think I got some citrus in there, but that could be the hops.

It was kind of difficult to review this beer, since every time I took a sip it just kind of slid down the back of my throat. It's pleasant while it's in your mouth, but it doesn't leave a trace once it leaves. Perfect session beer.

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Photo of iSip
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Odell Levity Amber Ale: Odell is one of my favorite providers, so it is time I tried their “lighter” ale offering. The Levity is burnished copper in color with mild carbonation. The thin lumpy head is off-white and does fade. Aroma is about average in potency, and is mostly on the fruity and hoppy side. Flavor is in the sweet spot for an ale, mellow maltyness which is not too overpowering fades into a hoppy finish. The Levity is a very solid offering from Odells. A great into to craft brew for the Bud drinker, or a nice lighter offering for those burned out on “big” craft beers.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

amber pour with a small head of white on top of the glass that settled down nicely into a light coating of lacing all around the edges of the glass. aroma is sweet with nice light bready malts, hints of caramel and a touch of light earthy hops. crisp and clean, the hops are a bit more prevelant in the taste as a nice touch of pine bites the tongue with a smooth, sweet finish that is slightly dry

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Photo of soulfly1492
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Honey, orange, lighter malts, some bitter hops.

Appearance: Light brown. Just barely off-white head, reduces to a thin layer that doesn't go away. Good lacing. Clear.

Taste: Honey. There's those Munich malts I couldn't detect in the aroma. Mildly bitter hops, mildly piney. Orange citrus. Aftertaste is Munich malts and some hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. A good bit of carbonation. Mildly drying.

Overall: Not bad. On the fruity side, nothing roasty here.

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

Pours an orange/amber color with a creamy white head.

Smells of pale malt and some small, spicy noble hop.

The taste is orange and citrus up front with some malt character in the middle and a clean finish.

Medium to lighter body and a nice creamy feel.

A straightforward beer in some ways, the citrus and bready/malty notes are nice.

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Photo of YourMomDrinksBud
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to pint glass.

A- Pours a light golden amber. One finger head with lack-luster lacing. Visible carbonation.

S- A little grainy, a little toasty. Some decent herby hop notes.

T- Taste follows, upfront I'm getting some different layers of malt- toasty biscuit and light caramel seem to dominate. Has a very attractive floral/herby hoppiness to it. Incredibly well balanced.

M- Good level of carbonation, very easy drinking. Mouthfeel is medium for the style with a light hop bitterness.

O- This is an extremely well crafted and balanced brew. I have used this one several times to introduce people to craft and it has always worked splendidly.

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

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of rich bright-white head. This retains with a thin creamy foaminess, which stays rich, and rings the sides of the glass sticky swathes of lacing. The aroma smells leafy and citric in the nose, with some smooth underlying notes of buttered bread and sweeter feeling caramel. This is decent.

Like the nose, the taste has a nice smoothness to it, with a mix of butter covered toast and a moderate green citric bite that is balanced by the sticky sweetness of caramel malts. The finish on this is dry and earthy but my overall impression of this ultimately is too much sweetness and butter in the profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth crispness that gets a bit more crisp feeling down the middle. The body is fairly silky feeling on the palate but its still has a little aggressiveness to it here and there as well.

This was a bit unbalanced in the flavor department but I generally found this to be a decently flavored and inoffensive Amber Ale that mostly stayed smooth and drinkable during my experience with it. This is nothing spectacular but it will get the job done.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – A light clear amber, what appears to be robust big bubble carbonation, 1 finger head left lacing for the whole serving 3.5
S – Orange citrus and bready malts, slight sweet grasses 3.5
T – Caramel notes I missed in the scent are here, toasted bready malts with some hops to balance, orange zest finish 3.5
M – Light body overall, perhaps over carbonated 3
O – A good and sessionable beer, but after one or two of these I will be reaching for something else 3.5

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Photo of emmasdad
2.76/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this one as part of a recent mixed six pack. Poured a nice golden color with a little bit of white foam on top. Aromas of white bread, light hops and a little bit of malt. On the palate, this one is light bodied, with flavors of light hops, white bread and a hint of malt.

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Photo of fltmedic
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This amber pours with a color true to it's name. It's a deep red amber with very little light coming through. A light foamy head starts with just scant of a full finger's height and thins to just cover the surface and that's how it remains to the bottom.

Aromas of malt, honey and flowers are warm and subtle. In the second breath a little citrus sneaks up on you and then it's back to a fuller maltiness.

The first sip is malty, malty, malty. It's a clean malt that is not sweet or especially nutty or smoky. There are little notes of honey and some citrusy hoppy crispness to keep it intriguing.

The mouthfeel follows the stage setting of the appearance. It lets the richness come through without getting heavy with adequate carbonation.

Truthfully I can't wait to drink another one of these. There is no gimmick here, just a really good and highly drinkable amber.

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Photo of claytong
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - orange, straight up. small head.

smell - bourbon right off, quickly fades. bubblegum in the middle and nuts on the end.

taste - bubblegum and nuts, and some fruits (too hard to figure out, cherry and peach and pear?)

mouthfeel - easy to go down. nice pairing beer.

nice and interesting 6er. by far one of my favorite 6ers.

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Photo of olympuszymurgus
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A gift, a fine one at that.

Pours a perfect amber, reddish and sexy. Creamy head dissipates, leaves a slight malt belly that mutters a hop burp. All in all a good brew, more solid action from those colorado boys. A light nuttiness, watered down to keep it from offending. Nice, no Alaskan Amber.

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Photo of cyrock1
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Deep gold with a pillowy white head, about 1/2".

Smell: Something kinda caramelly, malty and good floral hops

Taste: Follows the aroma with more pronounced hops, almost like a plae ale.

Mouthfeel: Mildly bitter with a hop bite at the end.

Overall: I would imagine this would be a much better beer with some food. Straight it is OK though.

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Photo of rawfish
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Vigorous pour into a Levity Odell pint glass nets a frothy three finger parchment paper head that has decent retention. The body is golden amber like honey and decent lacing down the glass.

S - Nose embodies a honey and toasted malted character. Some what nutty with a pinch of clementine.

T - This beer has a touch of sweetness to it as well as caramel malts, a strong balanced backbone keeps the hops in check as they release in the middle of the beer and finish with a drying palate cleansing bitterness.

M &D - Pretty good body especially for the style and adequate carbonation. Absolutely drinkable, no hint of alcohol and the way this beer is structured keeps you coming back for more. Ideally balanced.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aggressive pour into sam adams pint glass.

Appearance: Golden amber body with a dense & immense head. Lacing is very good.

Smell: lightly roasted grains and strong biscuity flavors.

Taste: Nice malty flavor with this beer. The biscuit flavors are showcased in this beer. Not very much hop flavor. Refreshing taste that finished a little bit dry.

Mouthfeel: This beer is so very smooth!

Drinkability: Driinks easy and is enjoyed just the same! One the best american ambers i have had! Top of the pack for american amber! Yum.

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Photo of MoustacheHero
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another delicious offering from Doug and friends.

a: A beautiful warming glow that perfectly represents the style.

s: An average sweet, malty nose.

t: Crisp, sweet amber flavor with a semi-sweet/ semi dry finish. Very Refreshing.

m: Light body that is very crisp with an airy, slightly creamy head.

d: Extremely high drinkability due to its smooth, refreshing character.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Best by date: 3/17/11 - printed on the label. Poured into a standard pint glass.

I'm glad Odell chose to provide details of this beer on the label, because the color, aroma, and taste of this beer would lead me to believe it's a different style. But they clearly state that this is a lighter Amber than most others.

Pours a pale light orange. Slight haze to it. A small half-finger white head rests atop. Lots of sticky lace clings to the glass. The nose is really basic. Some grassy notes, grains, and a bit of honeysuckle sweetness on the finish.

Though the look of this beer may be light, the body is actually heavier than anticipated. Lightly oily on the back end. The hops are very mellow in this beer. There's some slight bitterness, but this is more grainy and bready. Mild honey-like sweetness noted. This is just a standard ale right here. It's tasty, quaffable, lightly bitter, lightly sweet. Well done, Odell. I'd love to have this in my fridge more often.

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Photo of Bizz88
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden amber with a fluffy two fingered off-white head with lots of sticky lacing. Aromas of grainy sweet malts and grassy hops on the nose. On the palete sweet grains and booze with a oily finish for this desently carbonated medium bodied ale.

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Odell Levity Amber Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 391 ratings.
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