OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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American Wild Ale
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4.32 | pDev: 2.08%
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
Notes: Quetzal is a blend of a young sour ale spiced with coriander & orange peel and a young sour ale matured in gin barrels with lemons. Quetzal is tart, citrusy & incredibly refreshing.
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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No canning date present (released week of 9/11/19, so presumably canned within a few days of that date)

Pours a clear golden lemon/straw body, gushing and eventually settling to a sizable and thick eggshell white head; excellent retention fades slowly to a brooding, dense collar, paper-thin cap, and array of webby, soapy lacing sprawled about the glass.

Aroma is bright with fresh lemon zest and backing touches of coriander and peppery herbal gin developing quickly; lime and oaky funk opens over time, followed with tones of musty burnt wood and wet incense.

Taste brings a modest array of musty lemon funk, old citrus rind, and orange peel to start, building to a heavily funky barnyard/botanical spice lingering into the finish with a boggy, mossy overtone.

Mouthfeel has a light body with moderate, consistent, and semi-airy carbonation; a deep acidity pushes a tempered tartness across the palate, where an oily middle transitions to a wet, slightly prickly swallow.

High drinkability and a deeply funky, fruity complexity define this one, while just enough gin barrel comes through to evenly mellow the acidity for a wild ale approachable at any juncture.

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Photo of npolachek
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy with a citrusy gin like flavor. The best part of this beer is the aftertaste which is truly unique and tough to describe. Light bodied and not overly sour.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours and dull and slightly hazy yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like a great citrusy gin, with lemon, lime, botanicals, oak, old rind, deep funk, and a light citrusy hoppiness.

This is really, really great - the gin barrel works so well with this beer, adding a super refreshing funky lemon and lime flavor, along with some drying oak, a huge prickly funk, and some more typical citrus type flavors. The blend here works incredibly well.

This is light bodied, clean, and super drinkability, with a manageable sourness.

This is a really unique and tasty beer, and I wouldn't expect anything less from this brewery.

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Quetzal from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 4 ratings