Introducing Odell’s fourth Cellar Series of 2017: Pyrus & Prunus, a barrel aged Pear Peach Sour
WHO: Odell Brewing Co.
WHAT: Pyrus & Prunus, a barrel aged Pear Peach Sour, 9.0% ABV
WHEN: Available now
WHERE: Available in limited quantities for a limited time in a single 750 ml bottle across Odell’s 15-state distribution footprint (Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Idaho, Arizona, Illinois and Iowa).
ABOUT: A bit of info from Odell: Pyrus & Prunus is an oak aged sour golden ale brewed with heavy additions of pear and peach puree resulting in a full bodied, pleasantly effervescent, refreshingly tart ale. The two fruits work in harmony, as aromas of peach pie and fresh pear swirl from the glass. The tart complexity of the sour golden marries with ripe fruit flavors that burst forth with every sip.
MY THOUGHTS: Odell is killing it with the barrel-aged sours this year! This one is especially exciting to me, as the combination of fruit is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in a beer. I’ve had peach sours, and I’ve had pear sours, all of which I enjoyed. But I never would have thought to put the two together, which resulted in one awesome flavor combination. Odell worked with western slope fruit suppliers to create this impressive Colorado sour. The fresh fruit is prominent yet not over the top, and the oak aged notes are abundant but not overly intense. This beer goes down easy, so keep in mind that it one weighs in at 9% ABV, unlike the other Odell 2017 sours which range between 5-7% ABV. Grab a bottle today before it’s too late!