Monday, April 27, 2015

Beer Review - Odell Brewing Loose Leaf Ale.

Odell Brewing Company - Loose Leaf American Session Ale
Beer Type: American Blonde Ale - 4.50% ABV

Appearance: 12 brown bottle and another nice artistic Odell-style label of a forest and river. Beer is a light pale yellow color and a nice little off white head that left lacing.   

Smell: Some straw and malt and something a bit sour smelling? Not getting much else.        

First Drink: Sour/bitter almost lemon flavors followed by biscuit and just a touch of hops. Not too much of anything really.   

Mouthfeel: Light! Very light. Super light?     

Last Drink: Not getting much I haven't tasted already.         

Drinkability: It's got session in the name, and I could kill a six pack easily, but I have had better session beers!          

Notes: A good beer but far from the best I have had from Odell.         

Verdict: 3 out of 5. Didn't disappoint nor does it wow.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Beer Review - Odell Brewing St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale.

Odell Brewing Company - St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale

Beer Type: American Pale Ale - 6.50% ABV

Appearance: 12 brown bottle with a classy Odell-style label of a saint of hops/grain printed on it. Beer poured a hazy-straw yellow color with a thin head that faded quickly.   

Smell: Bit of piney hops and bready malts. Not too sweet smelling. Pretty mellow aromas.        

First Drink: Bitter up front followed by a nice sweet orange malt flavor with a bitter hop finish. Yum!  

Mouthfeel: Medium body but nice and smooth going down.     

Last Drink: The sweetness is coming out more now with a flavor that is a bit like honey. Also getting more of the hops bitters throughout.         

Drinkability: Pretty darn interesting flavors for a pale ale!          

Notes: I have been a fan of the Odell beers for awhile now and this one does not disappoint. Pretty sure this is a seasonal brew.         

Verdict: 4.25 out of 5. Good flavors and easy going down. What more could you want out of a session beer?