The Meddler | Odell Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
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36
Gots:
77
For Trade:
2
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3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of imnodoctorbut
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

served chilled from corked/caged bomber to tulip. fair warning: this bottle is a pain in the ass to open. I've opened plenty of corked and caged bottles but this thing was rough. if you aren't careful you'll have a mess on your hands.

A: cloudy (no floaters or anything) brown with a slight nod in the orange direction. thick head immediately after being poured, but dissipates quickly with low retention. impressive lacing. it's beautiful in it's own weird way.
S: first off, whoa. secondly, coming back into focus after initial shock, there's a basalmic vinegar hit right off the bat, followed closely by a sweet maltiness, and plenty of tart fruit (sour cherry/green apple) backed by oak.
T: again, whoa. this is violent, and great. plenty going on here. one could mistake the complexity for chaos, but I find it wonderful. the oak is well pronounced, with the malted sweetness engaging in a funky dance with the sweet and sour of the fruit (still cherry and maybe apple. apple cider vinegar? sounds weird but seriously, it's delicious)
F: medium body with decent carbonation.

Bottomline:
I find myself puckering my lips, but I'm not sure if it's from the sourness or the desire to kiss the dang bottle. it's weird. it's not as sour as it's other styled sisters tend to be, with the sweetness coaxing the sour down off it's potential soapbox. it's by no means a session beer in my opinion, but truly one of the most fascinating brews I've had in a while. it brings the funk. bring dancing shoes.

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

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl. L: Pours hazy brown with a thin tan cap.
S: Sour and malty nose.
T: Starts full and soft and malty with a surprising cherry finish, some dark malts, a little horse blanket to barnyard, a touch sweet.
F: Medium body and ver soft, creamy carbonation.
O: A very nice Flanders Oud Bruin.

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The Meddler from Odell Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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