The Deconstruction Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado pours out orange in color with some golden hues and a little cloud. An enormous soapy, white head sits atop the brew and slowly breaks down to a film with a nice collar. On the nose, this smells very Belgian with a good amount of funk. Aromas of grape, earth, funk, spice and some sugary sweetness with a vinous like quality. In the mouth, sweet and tart with a nice dose of spice. Flavors of sweet white grape, wood, funk, peppery spice and apple. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Splotchy lacing on the glass. Pretty clean mouthfeel with just a touch of creaminess. The finish is long and on the tart side with a heavy dose of sharp spice right towards the end that prickles the tongue.
A really good craft beer. Tons of flavor and a nice funky element. The 42% barrel aging does show as well adding yet another layer of depth to the complexity and character of the brew. Recommended.
750 ml bottle, 10.5% ABV
Beer 253 of 366 for 2012