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Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged AleWoodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

66 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 118
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 08-18-2008)
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Reviews by SuperWhite92:
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SuperWhite92

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3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle # 252, bottled 8/15/08

Pours a deep reddish brown, nice and dark. Plenty of white frothy head that dissipates very slowly.

The smell is very rich with somewhat of a fruity smell that is overwhelmed by a smooth vanilla odor. There's also a hint of oak in the aroma, however the vanilla is the most predominant odor.

Tastewise, this beer is a great. Starts off rather hot (although the beer is only 3 days old according to the label) but quickly fades into a flavor of aged fruit and the vanilla flavors again. There's also a strong almond flavor that makes itself known. A subtle oak flavor rounds off the taste to a perfect finish. Of special note is how subtle the oak flavor is in this beer, as most oak aged beers tend to have an almost ovewhelming oaky presence. Woodcut does not, which is remarkable given the beer's nature.

Mouthfeel is mostly unremarkable. It is very similar to the mouthfeel of most strong ales, being heavy and slightly gelatinous. Beyond that, it's nothing to write home about.

Drinkability is relatively poor. The beer is too hot, and the flavors too abrupt to drink more than a single bottle. In fact, at a half a bottle I was satisfied.

All in all, I'm rather glad that I sought out this beer (From two different stores because of the two bottle limit). It's wildly different than anything yet from Odell, and for a "first venture" into the world of rare and complex beers, I'd say that Doug and the crew nailed it. It's very drinkable out of the bottle, and it's my impression (as well as their's) that it will get even better with age. Very well worth the $25/bottle.

If you're able to get this beer, you owe it to yourself to do so., regardless of it's price. Good beer takes precedence over the value of a dollar. Eat ramen for a week if that's what it takes. You won't be disappointed.

Edited after a second bottle 4 months after the first.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 01:20:18 | More by SuperWhite92
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Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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