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The Bruery Otiose

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Defined as "serving no practical purpose", the recipe for Otiose was developed during a rare break in the brewing schedule; a recipe we came up with to satisfy our own desires and nothing more. The result is a sour brown ale aged in oak barrels to which we added guava. Riddled with tropical notes which are balanced by its malty backbone, Otiose is a rich and decadent sour ale. 8.2%, Cellerable for up to 3 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. 10K share. Pours brown. Nose/taste of guava, oak, sour caramel, funky chocolate and cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6683) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sour fruity aromas. Sour cherry glavors, very tart tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5124) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma has woody and sour fruit notes supported by a subtle malty tone. Flavor is quite sour, enough to make your mouth pucker and your eyes dance. Fruity and woody notes dominate. Mouthfeel is firm and lively. Pucker up and enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2538) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 8, 2015
Dark brown reddish hued clarity apparent headless, low to low medium carbonation, slightly oily, almond, rosehips, cherry, bits of wood and touch of leather, smidge of acetic acid, only love ghtly acidic. Finishes lightly hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle pours a dark brown/Amber with a medium khaki head. Aroma of tart sour fruit, oak, with caramel malt. Taste is up front very tart fruit, horse blanket sourness, strong malt finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (574) - - DEC 2, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a clear cherry brown with copper orange hues when backlit. Head is a creamy light tan that fades to the edge. Aroma is oak, sour cherry complexity and vanilla. Flavor is same with mouth puckering sour aspect. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, and tangy sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9008) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr and a couple others. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour berries, tropical notes which Im sure is the guava, sweetness, caramel, wood, acidic, nice combo of sweet/sour, very drinkable, glad I have more bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2339) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours hazy dark brown. Nose tart, some sweet malt, definite fruit character. Taste mild tart then nice sweeter character. Definite guava. Mid palate continues with the fruit. Light sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10152) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"nice murky mahogony brown pour. nice slightly funky aroma with sweet and sour guava present. acidic feel...really nice. flavor is significantly more sour than the aroma without losing any of the other aspects. Yet another wonderful beer from The Bruery!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a murky ruby reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is tart, vinegar, caramel, sweet. Flavor is grapes, fruits, sweet, woody. Finish is vanilla, wood, tartness and grapes. Lingering tartness and acetic acid. Medium body, weak carbonation.

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