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The Bruery Otiose

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 itís malty backbone, Otiose is a rich and decadent sour ale. 8.2%, Cellerable for up to 3 years.


JohnnyJ's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4809) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark amber pour with a light tan head. Generic tropical fruitiness, lightly gauva, quite acidic, red wine vinegar, lots of oaky wood, buttery, toffee, and thick caramel. Pretty tasty, but difficult to drink.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, 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 itís just another mediocre Bruery offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2534) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10431) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. 10K share. Pours brown. Nose/taste of guava, oak, sour caramel, funky chocolate and cocoa. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4488) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sour fruity aromas. Sour cherry glavors, very tart tones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3874) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma has woody and sour fruit notes supported by a subtle malty tone. Flavor is quite sour, enough to make your mouth pucker and your eyes dance. Fruity and woody notes dominate. Mouthfeel is firm and lively. Pucker up and enjoy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 8, 2015
Dark brown reddish hued clarity apparent headless, low to low medium carbonation, slightly oily, almond, rosehips, cherry, bits of wood and touch of leather, smidge of acetic acid, only love ghtly acidic. Finishes lightly hot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1668) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle pours a dark brown/Amber with a medium khaki head. Aroma of tart sour fruit, oak, with caramel malt. Taste is up front very tart fruit, horse blanket sourness, strong malt finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (574) - - DEC 2, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a clear cherry brown with copper orange hues when backlit. Head is a creamy light tan that fades to the edge. Aroma is oak, sour cherry complexity and vanilla. Flavor is same with mouth puckering sour aspect. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, and tangy sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6698) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr and a couple others. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour berries, tropical notes which Iím sure is the guava, sweetness, caramel, wood, acidic, nice combo of sweet/sour, very drinkable, glad I have more bottles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1425) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours hazy dark brown. Nose tart, some sweet malt, definite fruit character. Taste mild tart then nice sweeter character. Definite guava. Mid palate continues with the fruit. Light sour finish.


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