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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: 132   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 itís malty backbone, Otiose is a rich and decadent sour ale. 8.2%, Cellerable for up to 3 years.

beerguy101's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Sample on 3/21/2013. This sour/wild ale pours a somewhat cloudy dark amber brown color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized off white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, tart and slightly funky. Some wood as well. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, sweet, tart and funky. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Kind of tropical and woody as well. Good balance between the funky, tart and wood, which in turn is balanced by the nice malt backbone. Hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is moderately tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - 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 (5357) - 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 (1605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2909) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. 10K share. Pours brown. Nose/taste of guava, oak, sour caramel, funky chocolate and cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sour fruity aromas. Sour cherry glavors, very tart tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4288) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2440) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1913) - 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.

   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.

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