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Odell Footprint RegionAle (2012)

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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There are ten states that make up what we call our distribution footprint. Each state made a unique contribution to Footprint. This artful ale is our tribute to these states in which our beer is available. The result is a crafty collective of regional flavors:

Colorado – Hops and barley
Arizona – Prickly pear
Idaho – Barley and hops
Kansas – Wheat
Minnesota – Wild Rice
Missouri – Oak Barrels
Nebraska – Corn
New Mexico – Green Chiles
South Dakota – Barley and honey
Wyoming – wheat

50% ale brewed with honey, 10% ale brewed with honey and aged in wine barrels, 40% ale brewed with honey and natural flavors added


2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Meh...this was a sweet cloying mess. Aroma was huge but a little muddled. Strong honey, vanilla and oak. Pour was a flat cloudy medium gold with no head. Taste was way too sweet and muddled. Honey was the main flavor with the oak and vanilla tanins providing the only other strong flavors. As it warmed, the light fruit (pear and apple) came out but just muddied the waters. There is a slight white wine aftertaste. What really hurt this beer was a lack of carbonation. Being completely flat really hurt. If you look in the ingredients you can see they just threw too much into this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a one finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a light copper / pale amber color that shows a clear, lighter version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet grassy grain, alcohol, it has an earthy spiciness to it (sort of like coriander), a berry like fruitiness, a concord grape like note, and a sweet caramel like note.

The beer has a bitterness to it up front that mellows a bit as the full / rich beer flows across the palate. The beer has a concentrated malt flavor to it without being overly sweet; quite bread and cracker like with some hay like notes to it as well. The finish has some hot higher alcohol notes to it that doesn’t get too overwhelming, but definitely lingers on the palate with some spicy notes. There is a certain earthy quality to this beer, and this accentuates a full pale grain flavor. There really is a lingering spiciness to this beer, it is quite light, but I can feel a touch of a burn on my lips even.

Interesting, and certainly not bad, but not really my cup of tea. The chile addition was an interesting development considering I wasn’t expecting it coming into this. The beer as a whole just doesn’t seem to complete mesh in an integrated fashion though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1863) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
[keg, Friends of Ham, Leeds] Extremely excited about trying this, on arriving at FoH I asked how much was left, and the barman replied there was plenty. Drank a few alternatives, then chose the Footprint last, out dribbles less than a third of a pint. So, I got (for free), the last part of the only keg in Europe of Odell Footprint. Opaque golden amber, with a large white head, it had a lovely aroma of orange barley sugar, straw, pine and leather. On the taste, sweet, slightly honey-esque with caramel malt, before a lot of citrus fruit, and then on the finish a peppery, metallic edge before the alcohol arrives. To be honest, I didn’t get much chilli other than maybe as that spritzy copperyness. Still, a great beer – no idea what prickly pear tastes like so we can chalk that one off. I imagine it featured in the overall thought of the beer – which was slightly coppery honeysuckle. Only complaint I have is that I’d like to have had more [18052013]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Golden orange with a soapy white head. Grass, orange peel, banana, and peach. A touch of wine and oak, lightly tart, and some sweet bready malt. The flavor is kind of all over the place, too. A light tartness, some sweet bread, citrus, and lots of fruit. Grass, peach, and floral notes. Not bad, but kind of odd. At least it’s better than a lot of the other kitchen sink beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1140) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Hazy honey golden body, starburst dusting of a straw head. Sweet and earthy nose, slight wheat itch. Super sweet, almost barely wine initial taste with a syrupy mouthfeel weirdly lifts as it rolls to the midrange, fluffy and sprite witha a juicy edge. Finish is where it turns love/hate. Fresh heat arrives as you’re enjoying the refreshment. Chilli burn erupts on the fringes gluped in a sweet honey glaze and then every bud on your tounge and fissure on the roof of your mouth is flamed lightly with a linger that lasts two beers down the line. A fantastic but boggling beer.

Keg, Friends Of Ham, Leeds

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (598) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2013
Clear honey, copper color with small off-white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, orange, pine, and damp hay. Tastes like honey with a touch of bitterness and twang. It’s warm and just a little spicy, can detect the oak woodiness. It’s just a little bit syrupy with adequate but fairly soft carbonation. On the sweeter side, definitely, but well tempered. It’s unique for sure. Complex and probably a bit beyond description. It’s sweet, slightly bitter and a little metallic/ astringent. I really like it. It’s unlike any brew I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Taster at AZ SBF. Medium golden color, average carbonation. Smooth, some light fruits, malt sweetness, slightly bitter finish. Nothing stood out. Good beer, but forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris. The beer is golden orange hued and mildly hazy with a quarter inch of head. The aroma brings citrus, toffee, malt, booze. A bit sweet with a touch of honey perhaps. Alcohol presence is there throughout. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Overall, I thought this was ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - OCT 27, 2012
Gold, slight haze, thin white head. Aroma of pilsner malt, some spicy wheat, a lot of interesting elements from the various special ingredients. A marmalade-like sweetness, maybe some lime, slight chili character, honey evident. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (756) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bomber. Cloudy gold with a frothy off white head that laces and lasts on the sides. Aromas of citrus, wheat, spice, yeast and pear. Flavor is sweet citrus upfront, light pear notes, wheat, spice, toasted malt, and vanilla. Medium bodied, bitter end but a lingering citrus.


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