Woodcut No. 4 - Oak Aged Double Marzen-Style Lager - Odell Brewing Company
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Reviews by russpowell:
4.35/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle 5056 opens with a faint pop, caramel coloring with 4+ fingers of fluffy tan head. Insane lacing & head retention
S: Apple peels, honey, brown bready, some vanilla/oak
T: Follows the nose with a tad bit of booze bite as well, plus oaky/cidery notes up front, plus herbal & woody hops. Dryness, tannins, plums, molasses & tobacco as this warms. Finishes dry, oaky with some boozey presence intertwining with green apple that present tart; works for me, clearly an OTT hybrid Marzen, so a .5 deduction is in order for the style, many Chardonnay aspects to this one IMO
MF: Medium bodied with firm enough carbonation to keep this from getting bogged down in the malt. As well balanced as a beer this big really can be IMO
Drinks easy for the ABV, a nice effort, but would caution folks to only spend the $1.00 an ounce if not on a budget & having a passion for bottom fermented offerings. I think this would worked a few % ABV lower & been more nuanced, but fairly solid as it is offered
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2010 03:21:13 | More by russpowell
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3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle courtesy of mulder1010. Shared at tasting. Transcribed from scrappy notes.
Bright blood orange with minimal saffron head.
Oaked strawberry, tart orange and grapefruit pith with very smart and perky woody edges.
Toffee apple, strawberry jam, tart citrus and spearmint in a sea of complex, cedary oak.
Medium with benign carbonation. Feels closer to 8 than 11%
Lovely stuff. Would never have guessed at the style, but arbitrarily adopting the nearest comparison of an oak-aged wild ale, it stands up very commendably. Only wish I'd had more than 4oz to enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2013 03:32:58 | More by spicelab
Woodcut No. 4 - Oak Aged Double Marzen-Style Lager from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.