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Woodcut No. 5 - Oak-Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale - Odell Brewing Company

Woodcut No. 5 - Oak-Aged Belgian Style Quad AleWoodcut No. 5 - Oak-Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.84%


Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% 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 06-06-2011)
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Algebrew

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-23-2013 04:00:21 | More by Algebrew
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-06-2014 00:38:20 | More by afsdan
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-09-2014 23:52:21 | More by Jeffrey2310
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-30-2013 00:42:37 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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kojevergas

Texas

2.34/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml brown glass bottle with branded black hood-and-wire cap over a branded cork acquired at a local bottle shop and served into a Guinness stem-goblet glass in me parents’ gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado during my annual Christmas tasting. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I dig the brewery and this is me favourite style. 11.3% ABV confirmed. June 2011 vintage. Reviewed as a quadrupel because the label describes it as such. Bottle #4126.

Served cold – straight from the fridge [and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.] Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it’s poured.

Pours no head whatsoever.

Body colour is a translucent orange-red of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it’s a strangely bright appearance for the style. I’m suspicious.

Sm: Off-style tropical fruits. Strange amber malts.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. An okay aroma of below-average strength.

T: Tropical fruit - pineapple, mango. Horridly bright plum. Weirdly bright malts. It's painfully simple and poorly built. Balance is really subpar. Lacks cohesion. Not gestalt. Lacks complexity, subtlety, nuance, and intricacy.

I'm not getting any oak from the taste. Shockingly simple.

No yeast character comes through. I do pick up on some alcohol.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Okay presence on the palate. Okay body.

Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, boozy, or rough.

Dr: Downable swill. I really wouldn't get it again. Shockingly disappointing stuff coming from Odell. I'm surprised how low quality it is. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. For a beer in my favourite style, it's extremely mundane.

D+

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 05:51:55 | More by kojevergas
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2013 04:07:03 | More by jaydoc
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SafeAtFirst

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Where art thou carbonation.
Pretty color.
I like how the oak plays with the dark malt/syrup.
Booze is very mellow almost aged out.
Molasses.
Soft, well rounded.
Would be a lot better with just a touch of carbonation. Sadly none.
Head. I wish a had some.
A bit of spice in the finish.
Could be so much more, but alas no carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 01:55:28 | More by SafeAtFirst
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2013 18:48:04 | More by JamLand
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-08-2013 03:13:46 | More by AngusOg
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gskitt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-02-2013 04:25:05 | More by gskitt
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bird22

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-28-2013 02:13:10 | More by bird22
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coffygrinder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-27-2013 10:54:22 | More by coffygrinder
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-19-2013 01:11:13 | More by Photekut
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sairvin

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-16-2013 04:19:38 | More by sairvin
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G-Hawk

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-10-2013 23:30:20 | More by G-Hawk
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hoppymcgee

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-27-2013 18:19:54 | More by hoppymcgee
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claspada

New Jersey

2.91/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a deep ruby garnet with absolutely no head and no bubbles. Some lacing if you swirl.

Aromas begin with dark cherry, raisins, figs and super strong oak tannins. As it warms the alcohol becomes more and more apparent.

The tastes begin with brown sugar, caramel, toffee and dark fruits. The strong oak is present throughout along with warming, border-lining, hot alcohol flavors.

Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with no carbonation. Finish is syrupy and sweet and also has some warming alcohol booziness.

Overall this and the Woodcut 4 were by far the poorest efforts in the series, but this one may be slightly worse because of the lack of carbonation. Both were quite boozy and hot but the lack of carbonation really hurts the flavor profile considering most Belgian style ales are higher in carbonation which helps the hefty flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 14:43:10 | More by claspada
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-11-2013 21:38:53 | More by AlexFields
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grittybrews

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

12-09-2012 21:13:49 | More by grittybrews
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a completely flat dark amber with no head whatsoever. Disappointing.

S: Dark fruits, caramel, toffee and oak. Meh.

T: Despite the lack of carbonation the beer still offers up some nice tasting notes. Lots of wood, caramel, dark fruits with a booze sting. Finish is flat, hot, sticky an sweet.

M: Medium bodied, heat, flat and boring. I really wish I had something to force carb this beer because I know it has so much potential

O: Huge let down. Especially in what you have to pay for these.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 16:44:42 | More by barleywinefiend
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-03-2012 04:02:03 | More by t0rin0
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marct

Nevada

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-12-2012 01:15:05 | More by marct
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-11-2012 00:58:28 | More by nmann08
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-03-2012 03:14:22 | More by tbone1384
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark reddish brown in color with pale brown highlights and a nice finger worth of head which left some good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of dark fruit, molasses, caramel and brown sugar present in the aroma with sweet yeasty notes very noticeable oakiness, and hints of cherry fruit.

T: the oakiness was more prominent on the palate alongside the caramel molasses brown sugar character, mild whiskey flavor, a touch of cherries coming through and sweet belgian yeasty accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, mild fruity, oaky, mild boozy and silky finish.

O: solid brew all around and always excited to try new beers from the woodcut series. Good lookin out whoever brought this brew to torinos crib.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 00:02:16 | More by Gobzilla
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Woodcut No. 5 - Oak-Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.