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Woodcut No. 3 - Oak Aged Crimson Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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Woodcut No. 3 - Oak Aged Crimson AleWoodcut No. 3 - Oak Aged Crimson Ale

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Oxymoron on 11-20-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 55
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle #3633, Nov. 2009

Pours a very cloudy, dark orange-ish/brown color with a 1.5 finger yellowish beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Large streaks of soapy left behind. Normally I would score the appearance higher but the color is off making it seem mud-like.

The aroma is dominated by earthy oak, overpowering most of the other elements. Tons of barrel but not burnt smelling or overwhelming. Pretty one dimensional. As it warms there's a strong yeast component along with faint hops, caramel malt and biscuit. The nose isn't uninviting, just kind of boring.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a prominent oak barrel flavor that lingers over the ale yeast, earthy hops and sweet malt into a dry finish. Dry and woody but not acrid or toothpick like. Strong yeast character provides balance but he hops taste stale at this point. Some malt sweetness underneath but it's outshines by the barrel and yeast. Subtle alcohol heat in the finish but overall, the high ABV is decently masked. Still, the flavors are a touch harsh hurting drinkability. Not bad but I wish I would have opened it sooner.

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4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

been cellaring since 2009. finally popped it. pours a beautiful red orange color, heavy looking, with a lot of white foam that relaxes quickly. this is a dense liquid boy, it is leaving some serious runners on the glass. it smells like a forest on a wet autumn day. like decaying wood. okay, but not fresh oak. the malt profile is sort of german, but this has broken down considerably im sure. rustic yeast gives fresh bread notes, but the old oak is really dominant. it also smells like its going to kill you in terms of alcohol, but the flavor isnt nearly as boozed up, and it actually feels pretty mellow. lots of old wood in the flavor too, totally decomposing oak. never had a beer with this much oak maturity to it. its impressive really, and the red malts give a lot of flavorful body to it. i never had this when it was fresh, but i imagine the aging process helped it calm down a bit. its got a relaxed mouthfeel. full body of course, and very thick to drink, but the alcohol sting is not intense, and there actually remains a decent but of carbonation in this. this is my second of the woodcut beers, and maybe not as enjoyable as number 5, but it was a special treat worth the wait. id be curious to hear what anyone else thinks about an old bottle of this... its interesting stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Generous extra from an awesome BA. Pours a murky brownish red color. Scent is very malty with some pleasant almond and vanilla aromas. Good barrel profile...vanilla and caramel. Hints of toffee. Taste is very malty at first with a slightly tart cherry flavor. Bitter-sween raisin flavor with a good amount of nuttiness. As it warms, lots of almond and cashew. Still a good amount of booze to this one. Some mellow cherrywood flavors with a bit of palo santo. Finishes with a bit of alcohol and tart cherry. Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy. Warming. Drinkability is fairly high for such a huge beer. Overall, another great offering from Odell. I liked the Woodcut 5, loved the Woodcut 4, and this one falls somewhere in between.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Chris (Radagast83) for this one. I got this off the shelf for him back at a Friar Tuck in St. Louis.

A - Darkish brown with a nice head.

S - Lots of oak and maltiness in this one. Slight dark fruit as well.

T - Taste follows the nose. Lots of maltiness that is encased with some oak and slight vanilla. Minimal hoppiness that has stuck around after years in the bottle. Probably was quite hoppy when fresh.

M - Nice thick mouth. Definitely a sipper.

O - This is a fine beer, but it's nothing special. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, and wasn't nearly as good as Woodcut 5. And with a $25 pricetag...

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Happy Thanksgiving to me. I've been sitting on this one for about 1 and 1/2 years, so this seems like a great night to give it a shot and see how it is with a couple of years on it. Bottled in November 2009, bottle number 6004. Review is from notes taken on 11/24/2011 and poured from the bottle to a tulip.

Appearance: Pour is a deep dark caramel brown/apple cider kind of color; starts with a thick, 2 finger light tan head that has really good retention and lasts throughout the drink; body is clouded and murky, bordering on opaque; a few spots and strands of lacing manage to cling in the end.

Smell: OK, the smell is pretty fantastic, and there's really no other way to describe it. Tons of caramel and some hints of vanilla create a very sweet, but not overly so, wafting scent just billowing out of the glass; a touch of dark fruit and some warm spiciness -- perhaps some nutmeg; faint whiff of alcohol lingers in the back, but it blends in very well with the sweet smells that dominate the front of the scent.

Taste: Big, and a little sweeter than the nose even lets on that it will be -- tons of the caramel maltiness; some dark and sweet fruit is in there, but also a touch of acidic and slightly tart green apple; more alcohol in the mouth than in the nose, and with this being at 2 years old, I have to wonder how big the booziness would have been if opened earlier.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation has not been affected by time -- it's still big, strong, prickly, almost a little sharp even; body is of medium weight, and a thick, sticky and dry coating is left all over the mouth; carbonation could be a little softer, I think that would make for a much smoother and easier drinking beer considering the size and weight.

Overall: A great beer, with the best aspect being the nose -- freaking fantastic, I'm telling you... Definitely not an everyday kind of beer, but really good after a big Thanksgiving meal and long cool walk with the dog. Wish I had another to see how it is doing in a couple of more years, but hey, these things are made for drinking.

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Woodcut No. 3 - Oak Aged Crimson Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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