Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #403
Ranked #7,675
4.16 | pDev: 5.53%
Mar 27, 2022
Jul 22, 2018
Notes: Native yeasts harvested from blueberry skins yield an aromatic cloudburst of summer blueberries, concord grapes and strawberry blossoms interlaced with supple oak and a delicate note of violets from the long rest in our handmade foeders we pulled out of a winery in the northern Italian region of Piedmont where they held Barolo for 15 years.
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Reviewed by FrauTotenkinder from Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle. Golden, little lacing. Smells of blueberries, strawberries, and flowers. Expect to be sweet and quite sour, but it's not. Taste is clean, honey, lemon, and funkiness. Medium mouthfeel. Unique wild ale, not as deeply funky as Brett or sour, happy to find something fresh.
Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I'm no expert in wild beers but I am learning as I go. Tried this from a 250 ml bottle and ended up wishing there was more. The tart is expected, but not until I saw the reviewer StonedTrippin who mentioned the blueberries that I finally understood the other flavor I was getting; an almost blueberry wine musk that accented the tart in a pleasant way. I'd certainly be happy to drink more of it, no doubt.
Oct 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Sep 01, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Batch 2. Released November 2019; drank 2/18/20 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/yellow appearance.

An even pour yielded a small bright white head which quickly dissipated; almost no lace.

Lemon, white grape, honeyed wheat & faint blueberry notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Lemon, blueberry & mild honey flavors up front; faint clove notes on the finish.

Balanced, delicate & flavorful; a borderline masterpiece.
Feb 19, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jan 31, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by soze47 from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
8oz your at the mousetrap location.

Pours clear Amber gold with a biggish head. Smells funky, oaky, and lemony. Taste is similar, but a little watery. Overall, not bad.
Dec 02, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
really neat wild ale that uses native yeast from blueberry skins to ferment it. its then aged in barolo wine casks, pretty special stuff, and another clever and brilliantly executed off color beer, the level of innovation and quality across the board here is almost unrivaled anywhere in the country, and i am impressed time and time again by what they do and how well they are able to do it. this is highly floral in the nose, blooming even, with some obvious tartness as well, lemon and lemongrass, elderflower and jasmine, and plenty of blueberry and grape even though they didnt actually use any blueberries in this i dont believe. the flavor is just as complex, but with some different wrinkles, still very floral and fresh to me, but now i get the weight of the wood, and heavy berry notes of the wine, and a lot of acidity as well. some cool wild funkiness here though, definitely a unique fermentation profile, which is the point, and its well established in this beer, very mature in its development. i do get white and red grapes, wild blueberries, clover, and fresh lemon. like a few of theirs have been lately, this is really sour, more than i could do a whole bottle of myself, so thankfully i have a couple buddies to share this with. good carbonation like i want in a wild beer like this, and even though its real sour, i love how different and dynamic it is, one of my favorites from my recent visit to the mousetrap!
Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

May 20, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by loganburgh from Michigan

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On draft. Enjoyed the concept; this pours a cloudy golden body, half finger white head. Slight leather, bit of lemon, fair bit of blueberry sweetness, but for the most part the light grainy malt character balances that out. Mild acetic acidity. Clean and not muddled. Good balance, medium body, light lemon zesty finish. Slightly dry. Decent, though not overwhelming depth to it.
Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by novamat from Illinois

Aug 09, 2018
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy saturated gold, ample foam and spotty lacing. Subtle blueberry aroma, slight yogurt and a hint of oak. Tart and juicy, some berry and oak notes again, nuanced Brett lingers in the bone dry finish. Light bodied and very easy drinking, just doesn't have a lot of depth. If it was $12 instead of $20, I wouldn't mind, but it's kind of overpriced though still a tasty beer. Definitely creative with the wild yeast harvested from blueberry skins, as it has plenty of authentic blueberry flavor. Way more than the egregiously overpriced blueberry vinegar bomb from Whiner I had yesterday.
Jul 22, 2018
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