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DeConstruction Golden Ale

Odell Brewing Company - United States

Seasonal: Fall

Available in 750ml bottles

Alcohol Content: 10.50% by volume

44% Ale, 33% Ale aged in oak, 20% in Bourbon and 3% in Wine Bottles - A Method of brewing based on isolating first principals and making pronounced through pilot brewing the desired elements that contribute to the overall flavor. A Golden Ale created by blending the final recipe with its own barrel aged pilot beers fermented with wild yeasts. Each individual barrel contributes a unique flavor from the wood chosen and the cultures resident to achieve subtle complexities that develop(ed) over time. A beer which starts sweet, filling the mouth with fruit-like esters and a mild spiciness, changing to a tart and lingering flavor reminiscent of grapefruit living amidst an earthy, citrusy hop aroma. Define flavor for yourself in this constantly evolving liquid expression.

Drawing on a background in 20th Century Continental Philosophy and a motivation we had for breaking previous brewing "structures," we, the brewers at Odell, developed a Golden Ale inspired by Jacques Derrida's theory of Deconstruction, and we applied our interpretation of this theory to the brewing process. Where his philosophical theory works to expose the intricacies of a text, we worked to expose the individual complexities of a beer through the brewing process. Deconstruction Golden Ale is the result of a brewing process that first deconstructs the "complexities" desired in the finished product, thereby revealing how to achieve these characteristics through the process of brewing, and then reconstructs them by altering the fermentation process to create desired complexities.

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