Woodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American Ale - Odell Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev +4.2%
Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at jmgrub's birthday tasting.
Bottled 8/2012. Bottle # 05660.
Pours a hazy orange-red with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, tropical fruit, and some woody aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and honey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is interesting and quite tasty.
02-26-2013 02:09:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.2/5 rDev +4.5%
Bottle 430 (bottled Aug 2012) opens with a resounding pop. Pours a hazed & effervescent peach color with 3 fingers of lacing. Good head retention & very good lacing, still hazy out at the end
S: Plums, cherries, whiskey, plus oakyness & citrus/pine once warm
T: Figs, cherries dryness & butter rum up front. Plums, butterscotch, figs cherries, lemon grass & lime once warm, slight oaky boozeyness. Finishes warming, fruitty, dry & citrussy & slightly medicinal/piney
MF: Fairly chewy, slightly carbonated, warming
I liked this, drank fairly easy despite the ABV, the Mosaic hops show through once warm. If you can get this for $16 like I did, get it...
03-10-2013 05:52:10 | More by russpowell
3.56/5 rDev -11.4%
Beer served in an Odell cervoise. Overall this was an OK beer but ultimately too heavy for me, too much oak, too much malt, too much alcohol. It kept getting more powerful the more I drank, took me a long time, I did finish but I won't repeat it.
Beer is dark amber and competely hazy, tight tan head of tiny bubbles, lacing and high retention, looks good.
Aroma is vanilla, oak and malt, smells super sweet.
Beer is super thick, especially for a beer that is basically solvent. It is chewy and rough, lots of tannins on the finish, very malty sweet throughout. Not a repeat for me but worth the look, especially if you like high alcohol malt bombs. This is for you.
01-28-2013 18:24:20 | More by drabmuh
4.43/5 rDev +10.2%
a splendid brew, featuring the underused mosaic hop. sort of a pale ale, sort of an ipa, sort of an American strong, a cool hybrid. the pour is very cloudy, almost a dull beige color on this, like half pineapple half orange juice, only darker, its just as pulpy apparently, and it has a really thick head of white foam with an almost nitro look to it. the color is bizarre, not totally appetizing, but I am intrigued. the nose wins me over instantly, big fresh tropical fruit flavors abound, fresh mango and papaya and maybe even lime, this mosaic hop has quite the bouquet! I could not tell, but there may be some rye malt in here, as it has a gentle spice towards the finish. alcohol is invisible in aroma and flavor, impressive. the tropical fruit flavors are lush and intense. not sweet, but not bitter either. resinous but very unlike the high alpha west coast varietals. this is a must try, wow, I really really like this. fuller body requires a little chewing, but the finish is really bright and unique, and the carbonation is about where it should be in a beer of this magnitude. the woodcut series has set the bar very high (price tag too), but the sixth incarnation lives up to its heritage and selling price, and is one of those special beers that demands to be cellared and shared with the closest of friends during the best of times. A+ overall.
edit: almost two years on and this is drinking just as nicely as it originally was. for whatever reason, the mosaic hasnt faded a hint, and the oak intensity seems to have ramped up even further somehow while the alcohol has relaxed even more to undetectable levels. not sure how much longer this is meant to hold on, but boy is it a beauty right now, and still on some random shelves around town too. scoop it up while you can!
03-19-2013 22:56:44 | More by StonedTrippin
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a quarter finger of off white head. The head sticks around pretty well.
Smell: There is a ton of oak in the nose. The wood is joined by an herbal note. The background is sweet with a slight citrus note as well.
Taste: This is a very herbal beer and it has a huge oaky/wood presence. It's quire sweet which I expected given the abv. The oak dominates the flavor and continues through the finish.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium to syrupy with smooth carbonation and a really dry finish.
Overall: This is an intensely woody beer. I was glad I got to try it, but I don't know that I'd need more in the future.
01-14-2013 03:55:32 | More by oline73
District of Columbia
3.38/5 rDev -15.9%
Shared by Travlr. Thanks Gene. The beer is orange to light copper colored with a fizzy white head. High carbonation evident. The aroma offers malt, oak, citrus, alcohol. The flavor is malty, earthy. Abundant oak throughout, even tannic. Notes of vanilla, nectarines. Overall, this was ok, but just too woody for my tastes.
01-08-2013 04:59:55 | More by Huhzubendah
3.18/5 rDev -20.9%
I rarely rate according to price, but what exactly should a 'strong ale' taste like anyway? Since there really isn't a benchmark, I'm going with wallet affects.
Pours a murky off amber/gold will huge head. This thing billowed up to about 3 fingers, off white. Looks ok, but the lacing seemed oily.
Aroma is wood, aspirin, date and unripe apple.
Tastes is wood and unripe apple. But mostly wood. Not a scratchy kind, just like a wet log. Subtle hints of vanilla and caramel on the end. But it's thin. Maybe some cherry?
The feel saves this beer a bit. It's got a bubble whallop to save the thinness of the taste. Really, what is this thing for 21 bucks (on SALE!)? At least the wood isn't too bold or scratchy, that would result in a drain pour.
This is my first, and last, Woodcut I'll pay for. Not a bad beer, but horrible for the price
06-19-2013 05:01:55 | More by Mebuzzard
4.4/5 rDev +9.5%
750ml caged and corked bottle for $23.14.
A clear deep amber, it comes with a +2 finger head of foam and looks to leave some nice lacing behind.
It has a spicy malty aroma. A good dose of pepper is there as well as a tropical fruit smell. In fact, the latter most now dominates. I'm liking what I'm smelling.
Wow, they were not kidding when they put this on the label...mango, papaya, and guava. It's hitting my taste buds hard. I also get the pepper and an obvious flavour of vanilla and the flavour you get from oak aging. It's soooo different yet so good.
Full bodied with mild carbonation and not all that much heat, the mouthfeel and drinkability are pretty darned good.
This *may* be my new favourite of the Woodcut series and I'll probably get another one or 2.
10-18-2012 00:12:52 | More by Bitterbill
4.85/5 rDev +20.6%
Bottled in August 2012. Bottle #05861.
Poured in to snifter.
A - Hazy medium to dark orange; opaque. One finger of cream coloured head with good retention.
S - Hazy tropical fruit aroma with fresh papaya, guava and mango notes. A big woody aroma is present as well along with a hint of vanilla. Really unique and inviting nose.
T - A good bitterness up front with a nice tropical fruit bouquet of papaya, guava and mango. The barrel aging adds toasted oak and some vanilla. A touch of caramel sweetness in the background.
M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation. Some stickiness.
O - The 750 ml of this went way too fast. Easy drinking and absolutely delicious. I am interested to try more of the mosaic hop.
12-31-2012 15:48:21 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours a cloudy orange color with a rather large off-white head that recedes to leave some super sticky lacing on the glass.
Aromas begin with tropical fruits like mango, guava and citrus. Soon after you get the sweet caramel, borderlining toffee maltiness and some toasted bread as well. The oak grows and assets itself more as it warms.
The tastes follow the nose with initial toasted breadiness and caramel maltiness. The hops join soon after and balance the big malt body, citrus and papaya are the main hop flavors. The large oak and minor alcohol notes help to dry out the finish. The oak adds some vanilla and a touch of spice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is fairly chewy and assertive thanks to the super drying oak, large hop additions and hefty malt bill.
Overall I enjoyed this beer for the flavor profile as I love oaky, hoppy and malty beers. If you are adverse to oak tannins you may want to stear clear but I enjoyed it. The price is a little bit crazy (over $20 for anything not sour is crazy in my book) and I wouldn't pay it again but I am glad I tried it once.
11-12-2012 21:12:11 | More by claspada
Woodcut No. 6 - Oak Aged American Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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