The Shenanigans Oak Aged Crimson Ale from Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado pour out a deep crimson in color with some cloud and is topped by a densely knit, cream colored head that slowly breaks down to a thin film with a slightly larger collar. On the nose, slightly sour with some earthy and woodsy aromas, brett funk and a hint of red fruit. In the mouth, a bit tart but not overly sour with layered flavors. Flavors of sour cherry, bitter apple, oak, slightly earthy, a hint of malt vinegar and a dose of funk from the brettanomyces. Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Splotchy lacing on the glass. Almost creamy mouthfeel with the alcohol well hidden. Long finish with the tartness handgun on the longest.
An interesting craft beer with good flavor that comes in waves and layers. Not overly sour but definitely tart. I enjoyed this a lot and would gladly drink it again. Recommended.
750ml bottle, 9.1% ABV
Beer 254 of 366 for 2012