Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
69 Ratings
Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged AleWoodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 08-18-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.47%
 
 
Wants:
120
Gots:
16
For Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

i should say that i get to taste this beer by the amazing generosity of a buddy of mine, who has more patience and cellar ability than i ever would to save this one for so long. amazing to try this one after all this time. the beer has held up expertly well, as promised, and is certainly not on the decline at all, at least i didnt think so. bare minimum oxidation on this. caramel colored brew, with a lot of haze and a mature appearance with some head but not much carbonation really. the nose is more of a memory than anything else. my grandfather used to have this old brass canister with green felt on the inside that he kept walking canes in. there were canes from all over the world in there, all different types of wood, different styles, all very old, all collecting dust, for he did not walk with a cane. i remember being a little kid and my brother and i were fascinated by his canes. we would go over to the canister and look at them all, finally pick one, and not let go of it all day. this beer, honestly, smells exactly like that container of canes. a mix of wood and old people smell, musty, storied. thats what i get form this beer, it takes me to that place. weird how the brain works. anyways. it tastes pretty awesome too. tons of oak on this, i mean a whole ton, its incredible. the malt body has mellowed substantially i think, seems a touch thin now, but has a long finish of wet wood and caramel sweetness. the yeast is all tired out, but still has a cool influence on the flavor, and i bet this was hoppier back in the day, although i dont wish for more hops. its a whole experience, drinking beer this old, hard to compare it to anything, but where it brought me mentally is how i will remember it. i would love to get my hands on numbers two and four, this series is a thing of beauty! so lucky to have tried this.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hand labeled bottle #1780, bottled 08/15/08 signed by the brewer, pretty sweet looking.

Pours a dark amber color with a huge fluffy and sturdy, off-white head on top. Lots of spotty lacing as the head slowly recedes.

The aromas begin with a boat ton of oak, there is a really pleasant sweetness to the aroma. I pick up a fair amount of honey and perhaps some maple as well, along with some caramel and vanilla.

The tastes begin again with the oak and it is a bit more aggressive than the nose. That said, the sweet honey and maple flavors come through and mesh well with the vanilla from the oak and some hints of dark fruits.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with perhaps a bit too much carbonation and a slightly tannic finish. It's hard to enjoy the complex flavor profile with so much bubbly carbonation.

Overall, this was a very good beer. Though the oak is pronounced, but it does not completely dominate the flavor or aromas, which is nice. I wish the carbonation was restrained but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. Not as good as No. 3 but better than No. 4.

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Woodcut No. 1 - Oak Aged Ale from Odell Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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