Celastrina | Odell Brewing Company

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124 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Celastrina, or Hops Blue, is a tiny blue butterfly found living on wild hop plants along the Front Range of Colorado. Little is known about this rare species, but we hope to change that. Celastrina Saison pays tribute to this winged creature with delicate hints of banana and clove-like flavor, typical of a traditional Saison, that flutter with a subtle spice character derived only from the hops used. $1 from each bottle sold will go to the Colorado Natural Heritage Program to help fund research of the Hops Blue butterfly.

Added by Moose90 on 05-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
8.48%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden colour with two thumbs of bug bubbled head with solid retention and sporadic lacing. Sweet yeast esthers, hints of bubble gum and oak, and toasted bread. Some sweet candied lemon, toasted grain malts, hints of bitter citrus rind and some musty green hops. A solid saison with a well concealed abv and solid flavour profile.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. L: Pours hazy straw under a voluminous clingy, persistent 3” off-white foam collar that rises up over the rim of the glass.
S: Fruity, spicy, herbal, flowery with traces of malt and a touch of fresh compost.
T: Fuity, sour dough bread, over ripe fruit, finishes dry.
F: Creamy, medium to medium light body, medium high carbonation.
O: Odell has done some nice work with the yeast to produce very luscious light fruit flavors.

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4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1withself
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Yard House in Denver. Best brew I had that day.

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Photo of Beemanick83
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Bit over carbonated but still tastes good

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a darker yellow. Mostly clear bodied. Big, sudsy head. Also the cork almost took out my eye when opening.

S-Smells a bit phenolic. Quite floral. Some banana. Also some apple juice. Lightly spicy.

T-Sweet with some grassy hops. Just as phenolic as the nose. Some lighter honey flavor. Plenty of floral flavors. Bananas. Some breadiness and finishing spice.

M-Medium bodied. Softer carbonation. A little bit creamy. Hint of booze.

O-Mostly tasty. Nothing groundbreaking here.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Odell Brewery - June 2013

A - Golden, with clarity, 1 finger of head and some sticky lace left on the glass
A -4.75: Huge hop kick in the nose! Amazing bitter and sweet.
T - 4.5: Perfect well balanced DIPA. A little more sweet than bitter. Incredible taste
M - Medium bodied and well carbonated. Great on the palate
O - As good a DIPA as you will ever find. Clone this one, and pass it around. Well done!

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Celastrina from Odell Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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