Appearance: ambers and tangerines. Vivacious bubbly head atop a steady stream of bubbles along with a solid collar – gives the impression of boiling.
Nose: dust and funk – say hello to Brett. Spice. Horse blankets, sawdust, barns, and old woods. Dried citrus peel and pith. Apple cores and skin. Whiff of phenolics in the back – here and gone again. Pollen and greenage. Zippity tart citric acidity sets tastebuds and sides of tongue a-tingle. Orange oils and orange polish.
Palate: oranges, tangerines, lemons, and green bananas in the finish. Dry leather in the finish. Apple cores with must, seeds, and crunchy cores. Pomace and orchards. Candied pineapples. Spice – cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, wood. Green and white grapes. Lovely. Continues to open up as it warms up. Cider-like acidity in the middle of each swallow. More funk and farmhouse and Brett.
Final Thoughts: I love love loved this beer. Odell is not available here in the sunny state of Florida but thanks to my sister and various beer trips, I still manage to get my hands on their tasty brews. From a solid year-round line-up to envelope pushing big brews, Odell is where it’s at.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)