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Woodcut No. 2 - Oak Aged Golden Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.16/5
Exceptional
88 Ratings
Woodcut No. 2 - Oak Aged Golden AleWoodcut No. 2 - Oak Aged Golden Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 06-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
88
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Bottle #4662 4/20/09

Poured in to a tulip, slightly hazed copper color. No head. Looked under carbed.

Aroma had strong notes of vanilla and oak. Malty sweet. Slightly raiseny and light honey.

Taste was malty, floral and sweet. Light caramel and honey. Some good amounts of vanilla and oak. Somewhat chewy in the finish. Moderate signs of ABV.

Mouthfeel was medium/heavy body, low carb and chewy/sticky finish.

Decent overall. Probably aged past its prime. Flavors are blended, but almost overly sweet. Still enjoyable

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Thanks Ben for this one! Served in a tapered pint glass, it's a bright golden orange, thin layer of white foam that leaves a little bit of spotty lace in the glass.

Toffee, almond, sawn wood, presumably oak.

Dry oak tannin, sweet malty flavors of toffee, almond and vanilla from the wood. Full bodied and smooth, light lingering bitterness. Balanced but showing its age now, three years and counting. Still enjoyable but smoke em if ya got em.

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Hand-numbered and dated bottle signed by the brewer. #2487 bottled April 15, 2009.

The cork comes out with a barely audible pop.

Served slightly chilled in a goblet, Woodcut No. 2 is a medium amber color with good clarity. The head is short and entitles fast leaving no lacing behind. So far it's looking like an English old ale.

Aroma is really exceptional. The oak aging process has certainly had a positive impact on the nose. Great sweetness and a wonderful oaky vanilla quality to it. Good orchard fruit and port wine characteristics here.

Flavor is better than I ever imagined. I wish now that I would have tried a bottle fresh but, right, now, it's drinking very well. Sweet caramel malts come first, very smooth and mellow. Then the oak aging makes itself known with the vanilla. It finishes very smooth with a bit of tannic pull and a dry slightly boozy end. It really does feel like an old ale style and the last three-plus years have been good to this beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little syrupy but not cloying. The carbonation level is perfect, nice and low, with the alcohol only showing itself in they way it warms the body.

Overall a truly exceptional beer. I had been holding on to this one so long, I had started to worry it would be past its prime. Fortunately, it's perhaps just hitting its peak.

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Woodcut No. 2 - Oak Aged Golden Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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