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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle... Poured murky, deep brown with a mild forming off-white head. Aroma of lactic acid and tartness with mild barrel notes. Dry, sour, some charred grains and darker malts with a lively sourness and fruit character. Focuses and contained as far as the acidity. Complex and balanced. Nice drinking sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Huge thanks to Brett for sharing this bottle! Opaque, turbid red-orange pour with a decent off-white head. Nose and flavor hold unripe strawberry, guava, big balsamic and red wine vinegar, grape must, vin cotto, acetic acid, and hints of vanilla. The acidity works in this beer, but more fruit and less heaviness would have made it better. Still, a pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7886) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
pours hazy light brown-red with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. vinous and fruity character - cherries, red grapes’ skin, other red fruitiness, lemon hints, layers of caramel and fruity-nutty maltiness, pinch of dirt, bit of sweetness balanced by a citric/lactic/acetic blend. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, gently tart and grassy-spicy finish. nice fruity sour. enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3390) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Pours a nice dark reddish-brown topped by a small oftwhite ring that offers some light lacing. Aroma of red fruits and light vinegar. Taste is fruity and really tart. Tartness hinders my capability to clearly identify any fruits. Body is light to medium. Nice and not too harsh but still a little unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5388) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From Tom, thanks! Dark copper with reddish reflects, a medium beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of red fruits, wood, acetic notes and caramel. Taste is about the same with the sourness being more present. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. A tad too acetic, but complex and fairly drinkable. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours burgundy/mahogany with low beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of red fruits, berries, sourness. Taste is of red fruits, cherries. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Pretty good. Fruity, sour. A tad too acid. Not really complex beyond the fruits.

   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 (44143) - 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 (2953) - 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.

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