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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Clear hazelnut brown with a light brown head. Paint thinner (the good kind), oak, blackberries, cherries. Medium body, light sour, light dry, pretty soft on the palate with prickling carbonation. Good complexity and nice palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7880) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is acid, sour fruit, barnyard and loads of wood mixed with sweet notes of berries like cherry and raspberry. The flavor is deep malty, high fruity and acidic sour. Notes of cherry and ripe berries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CloakedDagger (1969) - - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a cloudy brown with a creamy, beige head. Amazingly complex aroma. Caramel, Brett and wood. Rich body, tart fruit and berries - raspberries in particular - with a lovely woody edge. Bretty, tart. Lovely. 130913

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Murky mahogany, big sediment chunks, beige gray head that settles quick. Aroma is vinegar, mild tropical fruit, some cherries and lactic tartness. Taste is similar, vinegar and oak sour notes, puckering with cherries, tropical fruit, lemon-like acidity that works the saliva glands. Sour and delicious! Dry finish, thin mouth feel. Very good beer, though I really don’t pick up any guava at all, as the label states.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
clear dark brown color, off white head. Nose is dark fruits, figs, caramel, oak, dark cherry, some guava, lots of acid in the nose Taste highly acidic, but does back off and show notes of the fruits and malt. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, finishes highly acidic dark cherry. Typical Bruery sour. Nice but a 750 is too much with the acid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to saucersam..Pour is dark ruby with a small head..Nose is dark fruits, spice, tart, brown sugar, sweetness...Taste is acidic, cherry, spice, funk, dry, wood, figs,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
750ml bottle. Ruddy brown brew with a ring of off-white head. Smells great - dark fruit, oak, sour. Tastes as sour as it smells - cherry and other dark fruit, woody. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6156) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Thanks to either bu11zeye or brystmar for sharing this bottle. Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of sour cherry notes with some oak, toffee and other dark fruit. The flavor is similar with a lot of tart, sour cherries. I also get some oak, vanilla and toffee character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Oh hey, a pretty good fruited sour from Bruery where the fruit (in this case guava) is barely detectable behind a malty sweetness with lots of tart acidity that burns going down. How many different beers like this will they release in one year?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
From a bottle at the brewery.This beer is a orange red in color,a very tarty tropical fruit in taste.Texture is thin and slick.

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