Oak Wizard | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Oak Aged Imperial Brown Ale with tons of oaky, woody flavors. The base brown malt profile provides a huge caramel, coffee and chocolate body with minimal hop bitterness match perfectly with the complex flavor profile of the oak chips.

25 IBU

Added by Zaphog on 11-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,118
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
82
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Ukrfan
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great brown ale..as good as any I have tried....nice and sweet, yet smoky.....another of those that I think malt-heads will like. I would get it again, for sure.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oak, some nuts. Taste is woody, coconut,some nuts and alcohol are present. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique take on the style, and a pretty good beer.

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Photo of ToadMaster
4.62/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giggy
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the oak and coffee influence. Feels like fall/winter. Typically not a brown fan but I’m enjoying this one.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

part of a flight at good ta go friday night.

brownish body, quite clear, small tan head which doesn't hang around much.

aroma is of coffee mostly, a slight earthiness as well. and nuts.

coffee is the strongest taste, it is quite smooth. non of the slightly sour taste you sometimes get with browns.

mouth is above medium, finish is coffee & malt.

overall, a decent tasting drink. My first beer from saugatuck.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thin light tan colored head with dark brown beer.
The nose has a bunch of caramel and coffee. Nice sweetness. Some slight oak.
Taste follows the nose very well with coffee, oak and even caramel.
I like the feel a lot. It has a little dryness that brings out the oak.
Overall, very nice brown Saugatuck! This is very good and at a great price point!

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Photo of Shade1951
1.22/5  rDev -68%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Unusual. I get spruce bark - quite earthy - in the smell. Smells like the inside of a florist shop that specializes in plants other than flowers. Flavor has a bit of acridness. I detect nothing I would describe as sweet in the least. There are little to no hops, but what's there is... not entirely pleasant. And the smell is almost overpowering each time I lift the glass to take a sip. I know this is a very unflattering description - but this looks, smells, and tastes like what I imagine a mud puddle on the forest floor might taste like, only with carbonation.

It's probably me. Maybe I just don't "get" this attempt. People who like bark-y beers will probably enjoy this one. For me, it's a no-go.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rich oak wood semi sweet brown sugar, smokey with slight chewy mouthfeel. Same with the nose. Dark brown, mostly clear, smaller head with delicate rings of lace. Medium/full body. some bite to the finish. 25 IBUs

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreedeSon
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is malts, oak and dark fruit/raisins. The flavor is malts, caramel, dark fruit/raisins and a sweetish/slightly tart/mildly alcoholic/spicy finish.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 10/12/17 into pint glass. Pours a clear, deep ruby brown with a thin, off-white head. Initial impression is initial caramel sweetness, followed by oak and finishing with an oaky, slightly bitter-chemical aftertaste that gets more noticeable as it warms. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium mouthfeel; light but adequate carbonation. I've had DFH Indian Brown and Palo Santo Marron - Oak Wizard is not as smooth as either.

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Photo of Tone
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight nut, hint of hop, hint of oatmeal, hint of wood, and alcohol. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight nut, hint of hop, hint of oatmeal, hint of wood, hint of roasted malt, and alcohol. Overall, weak appearance, good feel, blend, and body.

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Photo of Scotty_Karate
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oak Wizard from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 82 ratings