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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: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 it’s malty backbone, Otiose is a rich and decadent sour ale. 8.2%, Cellerable for up to 3 years.

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4.5
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle shared with timfoolery. Amazing sour brown ale. The guava works really well. Great aroma and palate, amazing taste, very balanced. Everything I want from a sour.

4.4
beerguy101 (5364) - 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.

4.3
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - 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!

4.3
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Brown pour with a decent white head. Aroma is sour fruit, a bit tropical, tart and acidic. Some slight caramel notes. Flavor is sour fruit, cherries, but not quite. Raspberries, but not quite. I’m guessing that’s the guava playing trick on my palate. Really sublime beer. Nice tart balance with some good fruit character. It’s a winner.

4.3
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2013
A - Dark brown red with a finger of frothy tan-khaki head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Sweet caramel malts, guava, vanilla, oak, sour cherries and other dark fruits, funky Brett and other yeasts, some lactic acid. T - Sweet caramel malts, guava, sour cherries and other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, funky Brett, lactic acid, bit of booze. M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, sweet, warming finish. D - Great sour brown ale. Nicely balanced and the guava is a nice touch.

4.3
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle brought back from California. This beer pours to a red body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is sour chocolate, oaked fruits, and malt. The flavor is sour chocolate malts with light oak and guava juice. Complex sourness and acidic palate. Like very good chocolates.

4.3
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"nice murky mahogony brown pour. nice slightly funky aroma with sweet and sour guava present. acidic feel...really nice. flavor is significantly more sour than the aroma without losing any of the other aspects. Yet another wonderful beer from The Bruery!"

4.2
hivemind (922) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2012
Tap @ Barcade w Andy, James, Erica (Bruery event). Pours a rich, dark red into tulip. Aroma is loaded with cutting balsamic vinegar and some dark fruit. Palate much the same, but not as acidic as the nose. I actually thought this struck a good balance between acidity and fruit flavor/tartness. Absolutely delicious - I drank in gulps b/c I couldn’t help myself, whereas I have to sip most sours.


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