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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, - NOV 5, 2012
750 ml bottle - sampled during our motohome tour in California. Pours dark amber with a majestic light marroon head. Aroma of raisins, plums and tart citrus. Medium body with nice sourness and sweetness in the end. Taste is blueberry and caramel. Special, nce!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4018) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Saturday night bottle share. 750ml bottle courtesy of Toby Berries and barrels. Lots of wooden notes to take the edge off the tartness of his sour. Slick and oily, sweet and tart, which lingers on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6140) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Toby. pours out a crisp amber copper color topped with a small head. nose is berries tart some barrel. taste is more of the berries tartness barrel and a nice end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Deep copper amber beer, decent head. Hazy reddish ruby color, nice head. Sourish fruity aroma, caramel, vinous, raisins, figs, some yeast. Sourish fruity flavor, vinegar, raisins, some oak. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 January 16, 2016. Bottle, shared by _angst_, thanks!
Dark brown with a medium small head. Aroma is tart and slight malty with some cherry notes, toffee Taste is sour and light sweet. Finish is sour lemon, grapes, some toffee notes, prunes, hints of barnyard and lemon. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle received as extra in trade. Thank you Andrew! pours very dark reddish brown with a small beige head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty and tiny funky with dark v´bread, caramel, lemon juice, dark grapes, moist soil, leather, moist wood, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is very tiny sweet, sour, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, mouth-puckering and medium bodied. finish is sour with crackers, dark bread, caramel, lemon juice, dark grapes, moist soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Solid dark sour...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
A: Deep red/brown. N: Vinegar, grapes, vanilla T: Oak, vinegar O: Meeh... Not very overwhelming to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Poured a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma was of yeast, vinegar, light fruit and lemon. Flavor similar, mouth puckering and acetone. People who rate hightly these BS sours that the bruery produces crack me up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle: Poured a deep clear reddish color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some light vinous notes and some oak. Taste is a complex mix of guava with some tart and oak notes with some light vinous notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice level of complexity with some good drinkability with the nice guava presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1773) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from trade. Pours a murky brown with a scant head. Aromas of oak and some light citrus. Taste is tart and semi dry. Flavors of sour apple, some orange, oak, moss and a slight funk. Perhaps a touch of vinegar. Alcohol is hidden. Tart, lip smacking finish. I want to like this more than I do, but in the end it’s just another mediocre Bruery offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3515) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle at JTC 10k. Nose is tropical fruits and tart wood. Tastes of plenty of guava, sour oak, light caramel, cherry, leather. Slight oily palate and plenty sour.

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