Brewed by Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Traditional Ale
København, Denmark


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A joint brew by Anders Kissmeyer (Nørrebro) and Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head). Brewed June 3rd, 2007 at Nørrebro. The style is "Belgian Old Ale", and rumors say it’s spiced with fir trees.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1510) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
Old Odense Ale is a collaborative brew as Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head have participated in. The ale is made by an old receipt from Odense in Denmark, and it contains lots of spicy notes. It’s a bit difficult to put names on the spices. It smells very little of the familiar musty aroma of wet horse stables, as wild yeast Brettanomyces are known for. It is very vinous while mouthwatering ale that are very varied in its taste. Acid is high, but in a pleasant way in which it works mouth-cleaning and does not leave long tasting notes in the mouth afterwards. It is surprisingly fresh and comfortable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle shared at Dave’s tasting. Pours a very hazy reddish brown with a tan head. Pleasant aroma of figs and caramel but really not much else. The flavor is more complex than the aroma suggests with a touch of balsamic vinegar, figs, dates, and caramel. Very nice. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. A touch of alcohol at the finish as well. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio)... Poured dark brown with a little head. Nose of slight oxidation with a strong maple front. Maple and dark brown sugars were evident with a light, thin acidity and sourness creeping in. This aged gracefully. Dark fruits and vinous tones added complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
20.3oz bottle, shared by Caterwaul. Code on bottle reads "TAP 140208 MHT 110210" - don’t know what that means, but this is probably at least several years old. Totally hazy red / brown color. Thin, bubbly, sort of beige colored head. Dots of lace. Interesting, potent aroma. Big raisin, fig, cranberry. caramel malt. Blackberries and spice, much more noticeable in the flavor, with a hint of maple syrup as well.. Makes me think of pancakes a bit, but much more herbal, bitter, and spicy. There’s a pretty impressive level of bitterness here, moderate to stronger bitter. A somewhat acidic balsamic vinegar overtone to it all, pretty assertive. Impressively tart, too. Medium body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation, lightly dry texture. Pretty tasty gruit, very flavorful and complex. I liked it much more than expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Shared with DrSilverworm. Cloudy brownish red. White lacing. Smells very fruity with raisins, figs, and dates at the front. Smells vinegary and creamy, too. Faint medicinal/herbal scent. Black cherry in the taste supported by raisin, date and fig notes. Tart. ’Balsamic,’ but also quite sweet. Well balanced, even now. Almost chocolatey at times. Neat! Spritzy and effervescent. Good bitterness. Hint of bubblegum? Hmm... Pretty singular stuff. If you can find it, it’s definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (10066) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20091107.
Pours brown color with a small head. Aroma of malts, some spice notes, yeast, wooden and earthy notes and some caramel. Flavor of ripe fruits, spices, malts, caramel and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2013
60 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 07.11.2009
Aroma is sourish with currant juice, some berries and tartness. Flavour is somewhat sour and tart with redcurrants, berries, distant woody notes and syrup. Reminds me of some oud bruin beers. Quite unique, it took two bottles to not hate this (2.6->3.5).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
A hazy copper pour with a white head. Slight cardboard on the nose along with some strange tartness. A bit of an herbal note, pine, maple syrup, and some spice. Light berry fruit character, bread, and apple cider. The flavor is all over the place as well. Some oxidation, light sourness, lots of pine, herbs, and spice. Sweet apple, toast, and bread with just a bit of berry. A hint of alcohol, tea, and cider. Not sure what to think of this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Climbrew (28) - - JAN 11, 2012
One of my favorite beers ever had it in mid 2011 so aged 4 years. Just a wonderful blend of flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Draught @ the brewpub. Rated on 6.10.2011.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of strong sour fruits, berries and some yeast. Flavour of sweet, strong, sour fruits, sweet malts, dry hops and grapefruit. Long, sour, mouth-drying finish. Very tasty.

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