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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
105
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
18.56%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
38
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 105
Photo of mentor
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 2114, dated November 2009. Pours an aggressive 4 finger tan head over a cloudy brown liquid. Smells smooth alcohol tamed by sweet almond, layer vanilla, berry, and well placed barrel. Peppery and mint. Quite a nice sniffer. Lotsa fruits, mostly tropical (pineapple and mango). Berry bubblegum.

Tastes vanilla barrel with mild caramel. Some caramel malts and lotsa esters. Berry and tropical with a sweet white wine. The alcohol is clean and well in balance with the other flavors in regards to both taste and intensity. Finish is wet with oak and mild pepper trying to dry it out. Aftertaste is dominated by the oak. The bottle says the flavor should have almond. I definitely get nut, but I'm not sure it's almond. Not quite hazelnut either.

Md body and some creaminess to the mouthfeel. Strong carbonation and decent drinkablility. Not worth $25 per bottle (I can get a 6er of St Bernardus Abt 12 for that price). Something like 7000 bottles in this batch...I suspect it will be available on shelves for a long time.

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Photo of mothman
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Town Hall chalice.

Pours a nice finger of beige head. Great head retention, but not a lot of lace left. Color is a ruby hued hazed copper.

Aroma: Raisins, grassy hops, cherries, caramel, and a very light amount of alcohol shows.

Taste: Almonds, grassy/weedy hops, raisins, cherries, some oak. It has a roasted feel to it. I am not a big fan of this one.

Mouthfeel: A little heat shows here. It is creamy. but kind of bland. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry, but fairly clean.

Overall, this beer is not good right now. I was let down and I would never want to pay this price for the quality of beer that is presented. Maybe some age will do it well, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Over-oaked. Not sure how else to say it. Aroma has plenty of oak and a cinnamon-like quality that reminds me of that Anchor Xmas beer. On the palate there is a light brownbread like sweetness but then you're hit over the head with a 2X4 of wood, and then some of the cinnamon-like flavors towards the finish. Aftertaste is woody. Body is somewhat creamy and smooth, but it's hard to appreciate much beyond the wood prominence.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle, dated 11/2009 bottle number 6380. Pours a murky brown with ruby highlights. It has a huge rocky off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts and cola with a little resiny piney hops and a touch of cinnamon. As it warms some green apples and alcohol come out.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some fruit, wood and molasses leading toward a lightly resiny, slightly plastic, hop finish that has a good amount of bitterness. The alcohol is a bit hot. The mouthfeel is full bodied with smooth velvety carbonation.

Overall, this is probably my least favorite woodcut so far. It's still interesting and worth a try though.

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Photo of rye726
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich glowing brown with shades of amber. Creamy tan head has nice retention and lace.

Nose has sweet caramel malts, rie pitted fruit, oak, vanilla, nuts, toffee, floral hops and spicy alcohol.

Taste has sweet fruity malts, vanilla, wood, cherries, plums, floral hops, carmelized candies and almonds.

Full body silks over the palate. Well carbonated, nice sweet finish.

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