Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale

Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear honey color with a rocky head that coats the pint glass

Smell: A bit grainy, with subtle floral tones and an earthy hop aspect

Taste: Starts out with a very different flavor that seems to be a combination of tangerine and earthy fruit flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Tastes great; really interesting brew that is quite different from what I was expecting

Serving type: bottle

Odell Easy Street Wheat Beer

Odell Easy Street Wheat Beer, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, straw-colored body with a frothed, white head.

Smell: Opens with a noted lemon character and light, background floral tones.

Taste: Lightly sweet maltiness tasting of crisp wheat crackers with a hint of grain. Touch of lemon peels. Floral hop character with a faint balancing bitterness. Crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Though simple, it’s nicely refreshing and easily drinkable.

Serving type: bottle at Kips in Pagosa Springs

Odell Brewing Company Friek

Odell Brewing Company Friek [ ale with cherries and raspberries added, aged in oak barrels]

Appearance: pours a medium brown/amber, slightly transparent with a slight head that dissipates immediately

Aroma/Smell: a light fruity, slightly sour yet noticeably sweet smell

Taste: tart fruit profile, raspberries and cherries highly detectable with an extremely high carbonation and dry finish

Mouthfeel: light bodied, dry finish. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

Overall/Drinkability: An extremely drinkable beer to those that are a fan of sours. However, if skeptical of wild yeast flavors and the unpredictability that sours deliver; drink when embarking upon an adventure.  Highly recommend getting your hands on a bottle of this, even if it is outside of your comfort zone. As a fan of sours, I loved the characteristics of this beer and will drink it again without a doubt.