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The Meddler | Odell Brewing Company

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4.02/5
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300 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by denver10 on 09-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,938
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
300
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
77
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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of KatyBeerGuy
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass. Head disappeared rather quickly. Different than I expected. Tartness came through quickly. Not really into the fruit fatty tasting beers, but this was okay. One glass is enough.

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Photo of elm_tree
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While a very good beer in itself, this just didn't taste like any oud bruin I've had before (and I've only had Belgian-made ones before; maybe this is a US interpretation of the style?). More bitter, smoky and with pronounced roasty flavors that definitely overpower any tartness or sweetness. It reminded me of a Brown Ale that had a little bit of acidity, A pleasant beer but not if you're craving a traditional oud bruin

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Photo of LarryMyers
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bennyman12
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fooziex
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice domestic oud bruin.

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Photo of tshute
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: poured a dark ruby color with no transparency.
Smell: winey characteristics with oak, dark fruits and raspberries
Taste: Flavors are heavy and rich in raspberries - very tart and juicy. It also has this vinous quality throughout. Its sour but its tart characteristics is far more noticeable. The aftertaste has a more cranberry juice flavor to it. Also finishes with notes of oak.
Mouthfeel: its thick and lush but not a lot of carbonation. Seems to be missing here.
Overall: Definitely I enjoyed this. But not sure how someone who has high standards for Oud Bruins would rate this.

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Photo of Wonderweasel
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Nice pop off the cork. No obvious bottle dating that I can detect.

A muddy and dark milk chocolate brown body color, with lots of tan pin head bubbles racing up the sides of the glass in solid streams. Head creation is a bit snapping sounding but manages not to dissolve. A solid light tan two finger head is produced, a bit of fizz sounding dissolve, but always stays a finger populated with a nice finger length top, fine bubbles, and a creamy smooth surface. Very interesting looking Bruin and a neat one.

Aroma is quite nice. Mild sensing tart cherry, a bit of vanilla and milky chocolate sweetness as well, but tartness is definitely up front. Aromas though are more subtle and slightly buried on the nose though. There's quite a nice bit of complexity, but it's a little hard to dig out some of the sensed flavors. Otherwise pretty solid.

Palate is bringing lots of love. Creamy mouthfeel with a lighter touch, but a nice warm tartness that is mellowed out with some mild bubbles that play well on the palate. Mid palate comes with a creamy vanilla and tangy fruit, more sensing towards berries in a way. Further milk chocolate comes with an almost milkshake like quality of taste and sweetness. Aftertaste is a bit jarring but still hand-able. Finishes a bit ashen like with a surprising slight astringent bitterness, but subsequent sips add and counter with more milky chocolate and sweetness that almost gives a fruited tangy chocolate cake quality.

A real nice take on an Oud Bruin, the barrel aging has done some real good compliments to this. I would love to have this again someday.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtaylord
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a dark reddish brown with a HUGE off white head.

Smell - The nose is oaky and has a slight cherry skin presence.

Taste - There is a big oak presence. Cherry skin comes with coconut, vanilla, and dry red wine. The oak really sticks to the roof of the mouth. Cherry stands out more as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - I really like the manner in which the oak clings to the roof of the mouth.

Overall - A spot-on version of the style that leans dry b

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Photo of Jaydub892007
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of n2185
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 300 ratings
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