DiarmaidBHK (3467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. pours amber with a thin white head. leaves a little bit of lacing. not much on the nose. A bit of citrus on the tongue with a hint of malt on the finish. Boring but at least it’s competently made.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a standout in style, which happens less than usual where Odell is concerned. Nutty malt base and light citruc hops. Just ok.
gegwilson (1290) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Bottle Shop in Lancaster. Pours amber with a foamy cream head. This is a pretty run of the mill beer, which is disappointing considering it’s from a decent brewer. There’s some caramel malt notes and crisp citrus from the hops. Nice but unspectacular.
Garrold (1505) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, shared with Button at Market Rasen races, yesterday. Biscuit sweet. Light caramel. Floral honey. Found this a bit me dimensional. Not my thing.
Hanoi (425) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is caramel, honey, malt. Taste is caramel, honey, a little pear drop; mouthfeel is short. The mouthful is really, appealing silky and rich. It’s a very nice slightly too sweet amber ale.
Concealer (811) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with an off white head that lasts. Aromas of caramel, light grass, spice and citrus. Flavor is caramel, light biscuit, and citrus. Light bodied, crisp finish.
jbuskirk (460) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Levity is one of those beers that would have impressed me a lot if I’d had it a few years ago. It’s smooth and balanced. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that this is an exemplary amber ale. Despite its stylistic purity, it just doesn’t present anything unique. I couldn’t get excited about Levity. That said, there’s nothing wrong with it. The nose is very malty. The Munich malt provides an inviting smell like that of a German lager and the Honey malt is true to its name. The taste is a little more complex but still rich and malty with biscuit and caramel tones. Hops become noticeable toward the finish with light citrus flavors. The mildly bitter and earthy finish reminded me of black tea. In all, Levity is a decent amber ale but it’s nowhere close to being Odell’s best beer.
jmgreenuk (4697) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear light amber with a thin frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is sweet resin hop, malt and honey. The flavour is medium bitter, light sweet, with a soft sweet toffee caramel,light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
allmyvinyl (3732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours clear amber, thin,short-lived white head. Light orange and nutty aromas. Similar taste. Finishes sweet. OK.
RichTheVillan (3224) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a thin white head, caramel and malt aroma, taste has marzipan some nuttiness, slight resinous hop, flavour combo doesn’t work for me.