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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: 132   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 it’s malty backbone, Otiose is a rich and decadent sour ale. 8.2%, Cellerable for up to 3 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle New Year’s Day. Pours a murky brown with thin head. Nose of cherry, tropical fruit, lactose. Medium body. Pretty tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear matt medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy tart berry, wood, spicy, guava, vinegar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, vinegar, tropical fruit, tart, sour. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20130913]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Thanks Brian and Athena Brown with blood rose tones. Smells like lemon, guava (turns out it has it in the beer), light vinegar. Tart, quite tart and some cherries, some lemon and a little white vinegar. Thin with cloying character and dry finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2706) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Red Plum, Burnt Caramel Malts, Mild Dark Cherry T: Red Plum, Dark Cherry, Caramel Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Bitter Overall, a pretty even sour, not too sour but not under soured...nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour with an off white head. Sour aromas. Mild sour notes with tart stone fruits dominating the scene. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is oak berries and spice. Medium mouthfeel with light sourness and fruity malt. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Deep reddish brown in color... Aroma of caramel, oak, stone and tropical fruits, acidic tartness... Flavor is rich caramel, thick, oak, citrus and oak, hint of nuts, berries on finish... Hard to identify the guava, but I can imagine its there, tropical notes... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8675) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bomber at WTWBA. Grape, wine, and slight tart and sweetness to this one. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to Papsø. Clear brown - offwhite head. Coconut, acid, fruity, roasted, black currants, sourish, sweet/sour, oakey, spicy notes. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma: fruits, spice, light sourness, wood, berries. Flavour. Sourness, berries, wood, some vague sweetness and spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends sour and woody. Nice.

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