The Meddler | Odell Brewing Company

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4.01/5
Exceptional
306 Ratings
The MeddlerThe Meddler
BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by denver10 on 09-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,707
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
306
pDev:
10.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of jtaylord
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of n2185
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duster1354
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet dark fruit, caramel, light tartness, spice, red grape, oak

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckyBadger02
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Strong taste. It really pops in your mouth!

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Photo of BigAl18
1.91/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chucker17
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of americancontrarian
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of champ103
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark brown with a touch of ruby red around the edges. A one finger beige head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Tart, lactic dark cherries up front that are great. A bit of vinegar, and sweet malts. Simple, but everything is in perfect balance and so enjoyable.
T: Again the tart dark cherries are up front that are great. Then the vinegar character known for the style. Though not overbearing in any way. The malts come next. Sweet caramel, and lightly toasted malts. Again, simple, but really enjoyable and well defined.
M/O: A medium body with good, crisp carbonation. Smooth at the same time. This is really easy to drink, and an all around well done example of the style.

Everything is simple, to the point, well defined, and in balance here. Which is not always the case with this style. Often, it is to muddled, and overbearing (usually with the vinegar character). This hits all the marks and is really well made. Well done.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is cherries, fruit, malts and a good hint of sweetness. The flavor is cherries, raisins/slight tobacco, malts, dark fruit and a mix of mild sweetness, alcohol and tart in the finish.

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Photo of Probins13
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml
Caged/Corked

Poured into a Westy chalice a very nice grapey/brownish color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice islands and sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some nice cherries, grapes, figs, nice little tartness. The taste is very nice, malty, yeasty, with some nice tartness, cherries, grapes, figs. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew, true to style. Recommended!

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kguard
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into sniffer, no head, light ring around the side. Can't really tell the color suffice it to say it is dark. No light coming thru. Getting a little cherry coming thru on the nose. Tasty beer. Getting a little tartness, some cherry, oak, vanilla coming thru. Not as much as some have mentioned. Sharp and refreshing mouthfeel, no trace of alcohol.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 306 ratings