Woodcut No. 4 - Oak Aged Double Marzen-Style Lager - Odell Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
Poured into a snifter. Bottle #2141, from May 2010. I was a big fan of #2 and #3, so I had to purchase this as well.
3.0 A: Murky plum brown color. Two plus fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is below average and a very short ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Like the past incarnations of the woodcut series, this too delivers the oak big time. Oak, oak, vanilla, oak, nuttiness, and oak. The base, though admittedly hard to find, works well with the barrel. Sweet neutral maltiness with some caramel and toastiness. Really wonderful smelling. Well done.
3.5 T: The flavors in this are intense to say the least. Again, tons of oak and vanilla. A mild nuttiness. Toasty with caramel and a hefty neutral malt sweetness. You can also taste the lager yeast, if that makes sense. I really like the way this tastes, but it's pretty damn sweet and I scored it accordingly.
4.0 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. This would be smoother if it was less sweet, but still good enough.
3.5 D: Not the most drinkable beer, but it certainly is a bold one. Huge oak like it's brothers and a big Bruery sweetness to bring out the diabetes in everyone.
08-10-2012 00:06:05 | More by DavoleBomb
4.48/5 rDev +14.6%
Thanks Bruce, for sharing yet another beer I can't get here on the west coast. Pours a hazy orangish amber color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is delightful...tons of cedar and orange scents. Nice whiskey aromas with some sour green apples. Nut and cinnamon as well. Great aroma. Flavor is just as great. Initially its cinnamon with a good amount of cedar and oak. Then I get some citrus hoppiness. Then more oak and whiskey flavors. Lovely orange and citrus flavors throughout. Vanilla and caramel in the finish. Wow, this turned out better than I thought it would be. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a creamy, slightly boozy finish. Drinkability is high...very tasty. Overall, I never ever thought I would rate a marzen/octoberfest this high.
06-08-2012 08:07:05 | More by DovaliHops
3.93/5 rDev +0.5%
750ml shared with shadowane.
Pours a dark ruby color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting cap/ring. Rings and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy aroma with lots of wood/oak along with sweet malts and autumnal spice. Toasty with strong wood profile as well as some caramel, nut, toffee, cinnamon and brown sugar. At first all oak but becomes more complex as it warms.
Medium bodied with slight creamy texture and a very strong oak barrel presence that dominates. Lots of toasted oak that overpowers the flavor up front but soon gives way to autumnal spice and sweet malt notes. Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar followed by sweet caramel, hazelnut, biscuit and toffee. The high AbV is excellently masked with no heat whatsoever. This beer has a strange flavor profile and since the virgin oak is so strong it slightly overpowers the other notes, lingering into a bone dry finish. Still, this beer is pretty flavorful and in my opinion, the dry oak flavor goes well with the characteristics of the marzen style.
11-18-2011 09:06:22 | More by corby112
4.15/5 rDev +6.1%
Burnt copper coloring, under a thin, off-white layer of foam.
Rich malty aromatics, oak, vanilla, and cherries. Sweetness heightened by alcohol presence.
Taste: All that and more on the palate. Cherry turns to brandy, cognac, leather, dark rum. Getting rougher and tougher, feeling more like a barley-wine lager. Oak-aged double oktoberfest, huh? Genius. Big and beefy, but also lovely and luscious.
Hot liquor roars along the palate and coats the throat, getting hotter as we go. Becomes a big, malty bruiser, keeps company in the mouth, sets a spell, rests luxuriously…and then it comes…boom, boom, boom, boom. This is one bomber that should be split three ways, at least. But I can't write these notes while being properly sociable, so I take one for the team. Team Bitter Nib, going all the way to document the total beer experience.
Perhaps I should have saved this for a moment or two, it's just not cold enough for a brew this hot. In a few weeks to a month, this would really come in handy. Says the guy who just decided to open up an Imperial Stout next...
10-11-2011 05:57:39 | More by feloniousmonk
4.65/5 rDev +18.9%
Bottle # 4433 Date May 2010 Aroma: Caramel, vanilla, big wood Appearance: Unfiltered, dark amber, little head or lacing Flavor: Complex, caramel, vanilla, amaretto, a little golden raisin, and alcohol Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, viscous Overall: This beer is magically delicious. I wish it had a little more carbonation, otherwise...awesome!
09-26-2011 07:59:07 | More by jakenunes
Woodcut No. 4 - Oak Aged Double Marzen-Style Lager from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.