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The Meddler | Odell Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by denver10 on 09-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,984
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
300
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
77
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Photo of Rutager
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for another nice selection willandperry!!

Appearance. Pours brown with a little orange coming through at the edges and topped with two fingers of creamy light beige head that leaves some thick lacing.

Smell. Sweet and sour cherries, caramel and dank old barrel wood, a bit of red wine is there too.

Taste. Cherries, caramel and more of that dank wooden barrel with a little vanilla.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with fine but fairly soft medium carbonation.

Great stuff. A sour brown done right. Would drink this again with pleasure.

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4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

VERY VERY NICE.... i love the interpretation of the style... reminds me of a well crafted rodenbach or similar flanders... nice tartness with some oak which doesent overwhelm...great warming FX after ur taste buds and stomach settles..hardly can notice alcohol at all. dirty sour taste in a good way...Cork nearly took my eye out.... no overflow

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: the cork popped pretty violently when opened, but the beer did not foam out, so that's good. Hue is a rich red-brown, quite dark, but with a very little amount of haze it would seem. Head pours several fingers of frothy tan foam which dissipate slowly into a nice, pillowy head. Very attractive.

Smell: sweet, ruby malt; a biting sourness that nevertheless fades into a more approachable candylike tartness; elements of wood with some vanilla notes thrown in. Wonderful.

Taste: wow, the light sweetness, vague woodiness and fruity tartness all make me think of fresh huckleberries. The end of the palate centers more on the wood, vanilla, even lightly bourbon-ey notes. Very tasty and with a nice dynamic experience that I always love in a beer. Kudos!

Mouthfeel: light body with a big, fluffy carbonation. This is a pretty strongly attenuated brew, so the creaminess has very little staying power. Still, it's mouth-filling and satisfying up front. Woo!

Overall: delicious, complex and drinkable. I highly recommend this.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a thin but steady one-centimeter head and some lacing

S: Lots of tart fruits with a subtle bready malt base but mostly apples and dark fruits, etc.; some woody qualities round this out

T: Tart and woody up front; really balanced and nuanced and delicious; slightly vinous; some apples, apple cider vinegar, etc.

F: Medium body; quite creamy and nicely carbonated

O: A really nice woody, tart beer

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a dark brown with a slight scarlet hue with a dense and long lasting off white head that retains very well into a Duvel tulip
S: smells of sourness, sour cherry, and slight vanilla and oak
T: tastes of sour cherry and all sorts of sourness, a slight funk, hint of sweetness, a bit of vanilla and oak and a hint of chocolate maltyness. swallow is quite mellow with some nice oakyness on the finish with a bit more pleasant maltyness and a slight lingering sourness
M: medium in the mouth with slightly vigorous and quite apparent carb that is a bit prickly on the palate. good drying finish as well
O: delicious and delightful. great flavors, great sourness and a decent balance of other flavors. Highly recommended

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