Woodcut No. 2 - Oak Aged Golden Ale - Odell Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -4.1%
Bottle #4662 4/20/09
Poured in to a tulip, slightly hazed copper color. No head. Looked under carbed.
Aroma had strong notes of vanilla and oak. Malty sweet. Slightly raiseny and light honey.
Taste was malty, floral and sweet. Light caramel and honey. Some good amounts of vanilla and oak. Somewhat chewy in the finish. Moderate signs of ABV.
Mouthfeel was medium/heavy body, low carb and chewy/sticky finish.
Decent overall. Probably aged past its prime. Flavors are blended, but almost overly sweet. Still enjoyable
04-23-2013 03:23:45 | More by riored4v
3.89/5 rDev -6.7%
Thanks Ben for this one! Served in a tapered pint glass, it's a bright golden orange, thin layer of white foam that leaves a little bit of spotty lace in the glass.
Toffee, almond, sawn wood, presumably oak.
Dry oak tannin, sweet malty flavors of toffee, almond and vanilla from the wood. Full bodied and smooth, light lingering bitterness. Balanced but showing its age now, three years and counting. Still enjoyable but smoke em if ya got em.
01-13-2013 03:23:36 | More by emerge077
4.95/5 rDev +18.7%
Hand-numbered and dated bottle signed by the brewer. #2487 bottled April 15, 2009.
The cork comes out with a barely audible pop.
Served slightly chilled in a goblet, Woodcut No. 2 is a medium amber color with good clarity. The head is short and entitles fast leaving no lacing behind. So far it's looking like an English old ale.
Aroma is really exceptional. The oak aging process has certainly had a positive impact on the nose. Great sweetness and a wonderful oaky vanilla quality to it. Good orchard fruit and port wine characteristics here.
Flavor is better than I ever imagined. I wish now that I would have tried a bottle fresh but, right, now, it's drinking very well. Sweet caramel malts come first, very smooth and mellow. Then the oak aging makes itself known with the vanilla. It finishes very smooth with a bit of tannic pull and a dry slightly boozy end. It really does feel like an old ale style and the last three-plus years have been good to this beer.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little syrupy but not cloying. The carbonation level is perfect, nice and low, with the alcohol only showing itself in they way it warms the body.
Overall a truly exceptional beer. I had been holding on to this one so long, I had started to worry it would be past its prime. Fortunately, it's perhaps just hitting its peak.
12-21-2012 01:50:46 | More by GilGarp
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottle number 3076, 4/20/09
Hand signed by brewer
Bought for a special occasion
A-- Poured a hazy, yet almost clear orange copper color. Light sandpaper colored film, on aggressive swirling get thick layer of film head that settles back to a light film, or at best a collar. Some ABV legs and some a few bits of spotty lacing.
S-- Warm vanilla, lychee, oak, carmel, and a lot of malt. Oak and vanilla dominate in an inviting way. Alcohol is restrained but lets me know it is there.
T-- Jam like. Toasted oak, vanilla bean, carmel and slight strawberry jam. ABV is very restrained. Hops are quite gone.
M-- Low carbonation, nearly heavy bodied. Comes and goes between medium to heavy bodied. Sticky and sweet in the mouth. Quite coating in the mid and back palate. Strawberry, Vanilla bean, and dry oak finish that is inviting.
O-- A little too much vanilla bean and floral character at times but a solid, solid beer. Oak has been very kind to this. Easy drinkability even though more of a slow sipper. ABV is there but nothing too insane. Feels more like an 8% beer than 11%.
04-17-2012 06:56:26 | More by mulder1010
Woodcut No. 2 - Oak Aged Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.