Style: American Wild Ale
Odell Brewing Company Brazzle
What the brewers say
“Brazzle is aged in oak barrels with wild yeasts and golden raspberries. Behind the bubbly light mouthfeel and delicate raspberry sweetness, there’s a subtle tartness that is not quite sour enough to make you pucker.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Light berry notes with sour- ness, slight malt sweetness, a touch of Brett funk and pineapple, light acidity. Some nice lactic sour notes.”
Flavor: “Sour, but not overly so. Enjoy- able malt complements the sourness, with no real bitterness to speak of. Some light berry notes and cherry-like fruit fla- vors add complexity with a touch of Brett funk that pulls it all together. Moderate puckering up front that subsides quickly. Medium herbal note and long-lingering berry notes with a bit of tannin.”
Overall: “A nice, not-too-crazy drinkable sour. Sour characteristics are strong with the berries providing some structur- al tannins and rounder malic acid. The Brett delivers through the middle before the malt finishes things out. Once this beer warms, it has a medium raspberry or herbal note, and I wished for just a little more sweetness to balance it out.”
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