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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3329) - 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 (9712) - 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 (2823) - 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 (9483) - 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 (15116) - 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 (11360) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Another cool sour from Bruery. Aroma is tart cherry, sour oak, and a hint of tropical fruit (just a hint). For the most part it pours like an Oud Bruin and smells like a kriek. Pours deep brownish red with a nice big frothy head (thank god). Taste is nice and tart with sour cherry, rich oak, caramel, and a biting guava grape taste. The fruit in here is VERY understated but it’s still an amazing sour brown. Would have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Dark amber colour with a reddish tint and a lightly tanned head. Tart aroma with red berries, oak, caramel malts, tart fruits and yeasts. Taste is sour. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Finishes long lasting tart and dry. Excellent Sour Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7978) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle - Brown pour with medium beige head. Caramel malts, tart orchard fruits, wood, syrupy, brown sugar, lovely acidic sour and sweetness balance on the palate. Great drop this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at Tasting at Amager Bryghus. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Light acidic aroma of oak and berries. Light acidic flavour of berries and oak. Tart finish.

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