Vincent Van Couch
Odd13 Brewing

Vincent Van CouchVincent Van Couch
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Odd13 Brewing
Colorado, United States
Wild Ale
3.89 | pDev: 7.46%
Jul 25, 2019
Nov 05, 2015
No description / notes.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 3.99 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 25, 2019
Rated: 4 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jun 17, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 26, 2019
Photo of dcscientist
Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I liked this beer, and its style in general, though I get bugged when breweries market it wrong. It's not a sour IPA - you don't have to put the letters IPA in everything to get it to sell better!! Just let the beer stand on its own. It is correctly classified here as an American Wild Ale, because it's a bit tart and sour but not overpoweringly so. It's closer to a tart saison than an actual sour, which is why I don't like the label on the can. But look past that and enjoy a nice low-alcohol whatever it is.
Apr 16, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Jamesg1188 from Colorado

Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jul 17, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by crobinso from Colorado

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Sevinup07 from Colorado

Mar 06, 2018
Photo of Huhzubendah
Rated by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Shared with my lovely wife and Matt Murray. Pre-Thanksgiving beers.
Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Eziel from Ohio

Nov 07, 2017
Rated: 4 by Theogre83 from Kansas

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by Bum4ever from California

Aug 26, 2017
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sixer for $11.49 USD at a bottle shop in Colorado. Brief initial impression from a 12 fl oz pull-tab can:

"American Session Sour Ale." 4.70% ABV. "Kettle sour fermented with wild yeast and dry hopped with citra and mosaic."

APPEARANCE: Clear yet cloudy lemon yellow body. White coloured head fills ~60% of the glass. receding slowly (head retention is ~7 minutes).

AROMA: Mild bacterial sourness (~5/10) joins lemony citrus, doughy ale yeast, and faint subdued blueberry. Slight acidity. Hop pungency is too high for a sour ale, but the mosaic is mellow enough that it kind of works.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Acidic twang harmonizes wonderfully well with the mild (~4-5/10) sourness to good effect, with some mellow citrusy and blueberry-emphatic hop flavours in there too. Citrusy fruit, lychee, lemon, lime, smacky lactobacillus bacteria.

Smooth, wet, soft, light to medium-bodied, acidic, twangy, and approachable.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: True to the premise, it's a sessionable drinkable sour ale with plenty of flavour and I can't complain about the price. A beer I look forward to revisiting given its obvious quality even if it isn't world class.


2017.08.12 2nd impression from another can served cold into a tulip:

Aroma of blood orange and coating tropical fruit.

Taste is twangy and sour, delivering the "American session sour" premise

A surprisingly affordable sour ale that I'll return to so long as its quality and price per oz stay the same. In terms of the Colorado market for sours, this isn't on par with New Belgium La Folie or Odell Friek, but then it isn't really competing with them; it's a reasonably priced option with more drinkability, less sourness, and less complexity. A must-try for any sour fanatic and another good beer from Odd13, Colorado's fastest rising star.

B (3.60) / GOOD

08.20.17 impression from another can:

High B- / WORTHY
Aug 10, 2017
Photo of NolaHopHead
Rated by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Peachy n crisp.
Aug 05, 2017
Photo of Wasatch
Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. Can

Pours a hazy golden pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy/foamy two-finger white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, yeasty, kinda wheaty, citrusy, tart. The taste is hoppy, malty, yeasty, sour, with some wheat/grass, citrusy. Medium body, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this one surprised me, pretty tasty. My 2nd from this brewery.
Jun 06, 2017
Photo of BEERchitect
Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Remarkably seductive and with such mild alcohol to boot, the Odd 13 brewers tease and taunt the tastebuds with a "session" sour ale that's clean, fruity, dry and racingly briny.

Vincent Van Couch pours a nearly turbid hazy yellow golden color. Its honeycomb froth upholds a host of fruit perfumes. Citrus, tropical and vinous fruits strike the nose with a peppery and sour twinge. Sweetness frames a hard lemon candy character with a soft backbone of wheat and sourdough.

And as the ale reaches the middle palate, it sings and dances like bitter pop rocks on the palate. Lime, white grapefruit, lemon and succulent tangerines roll with a juicy dryness that stems into the tropical world of passionfruit, pineapple, gooseberry and kiwi. Easily confused with these fruit juice blends, any deviations come with a sour dryness and a bitter finish. Clean in taste, the beer's sourness trends dryly cidery and of white wine sangria, and with the tepid salinity of margarita.

Light, crisp and clean, the ale strips the thirst and refreshes the palate with absolute ease. A pleasure to throw down several in succession, the ale trails with citrus peels, bright chivy herbs, and a medium long bitterness of fresh grass clippings, verbena and sassafras tea.
May 26, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by Blazer22 from Colorado

May 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by kylemckinnis from Colorado

Apr 14, 2017
Vincent Van Couch from Odd13 Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 42 ratings