Wynkoop Orville
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Orville.33, a Brettanomycess fermented golden ale, is one of the three beers Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown has blended to create Orville, a new barrel-aged sour beer that will be served at the brewpub during GABF week in Denver.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (2185) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy amber pour. Aroma of tart citrus with some mild brett funk. Flavor is mild brett, candied fruit, citrus and light peach/mango. Fruity finish with some leather. Good, but overall a little too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Tap at United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Poured a pale, lemon peel in appearance with an outrageously large head; literally almost all foam. Smell is golden raisins, sour peach, pears, and apples. Taste is citrus, light sour, green apples, banana, and pineapple. Light body with medium carbonation. Pretty well-balanced and very fruity sour. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
On Tap at Wynkoop Brewery, Denver 18/09/2010 (As Orville Belgian Style Ale) Slightly sour aroma. Amber coloured strong in alcohol fruity and sour with a hint of dryness in a yeasty malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
@ brewpub. 10oz snifter. Aroma is barnyardy brett and light fruits. Barnyardy, herbal brett flavor with a dry, slightly sour finish. Tartness comes on later as the beer warms, but the beer is not really very sour. The wildness of the brett is the defining characteristic of the beer, the brett has had a long time to chew on the beer or was pitched while the beer still had a good amount of fermentable sugars. In the end the beer is OK, but Ill pass on a second. I might reconsider if I was having mussels... I applaude a brewpub for making a beer like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
On tap at Wynkoop poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromasof biscuit, barnyard funk, lemon, earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of biscuit, straw, barnyard funk, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering funky finish. One of the best Wynkoop beers Ive had!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (6914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2011
On tap @ Wynkoop. Listed as Orville Belgian Style Ale. Hazy yellow golden in appearance, starts with thick frothy head, dissipates soon but leaves good lacing. Smells of sour fruits (in a good way), like green apple, green grapes, some apricot, and Belgian yeast. Generally pretty sour aroma but I like it. Taste hits with sour apricots, some green and white grapes, green apple flavoring, sour flower hops. I think this is my first sour ale, and I dont think I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Tasted on tap at the brewery in Denver, Colorado. Medium orange and hazy appearance. Mostly sour but somewhat sweet head. Sour and almost wine-like flavor. Hints of red fruits. Pretty smooth and not too overly sour. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Snifter at Wynkoop - not really a sour ale - more like a mildly bretty belgian ale - a bit of crackery maltiness, mild banana and pineapple - fairly dry, but it lacks the crispness that would make it great, instead offering a slightly watery texture - very mild funkiness and moderate acidity on the tail end - lingering phenols and mild spice - decent, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2010
sample @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. hazy yellow pour with a white head. light Brett nose. medium body with more Brett and a nice barnyard funk flavor.... nice sourness throughout. somewhat dry finish with light fruits and more Brett yeast. Some banana and citrus. nice surprise from Wynkoop.

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