Woodcut No. 4 - Oak Aged Double Marzen-Style Lager | Odell Brewing Company

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88
very good
107 Ratings
Woodcut No. 4 - Oak Aged Double Marzen-Style LagerWoodcut No. 4 - Oak Aged Double Marzen-Style Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 06-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
20.6%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
37
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best marzen I ever had. I hate to bring dwn the average rating, but to me its still, well, a marzen. Bold malting. Thank you for sending JMBSH. Was geat with supper, particular washing down the fish. Good drinkability but of course thsi quantity must and was shared. Good head, malty aroma. Vanilla.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice whiskey color orange/copper with a short white head.

Nose is very floral, malty, oaky ("vanilla") and with lots of pleasant whiskey undertones.

Mouthfeel is medium full but rich and with very good good balance. The balance is really one of the strengths of this beer.

Flavors are rich and full malty cooked stone fruit with assertive whiskey/Bourbon character and tones. Undertones of carmel bitter milked coffee and some "whiskey smoke." This one has to warm a bit to get the full flavors and complexities but it's worth it.

Released May 2010; Bottle 3116.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of zeff80
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, burgundy color with a two-finger head of off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sweet caramel, some oak and some vanilla.

T - It had a sweet, rich, caramel maltiness with touches of vanilla and almond. Some oaky flavors, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied lager with a warm alcohol presence.

O - This is a really tasty oak aged marzen. I held off on buying one for so long and I'm glad that I finally did. It was great!

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Photo of largadeer
1.24/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Chswimmer shared this one at a recent tasting. Thanks, Craig. I've always wanted to try a barrel aged double marzen-stle lager.

The beer is a murky, hazy amber in the glass, faintly marzen-like but rather turbid. It's topped by a small white cap that recedes to a thick collar.

It smells intensely herbal and medicinal with over the top oak. The more I sniff, the more it smells like rubber to me. There's a bit of pine and a strong spiciness, which is likely the byproduct of the oak as well.

On the palate it's sweet but astringent, herbal and rubbery, grainy, over-oaked and harshly tannic. Dark fruit flavors make a brief appearance in the way of figs and plums. Medium-light in body, the oak completely annihilates the base beer, making for a rubbery astringent trainwreck. Ugh, this is terrible, truly one of the worst beers I can recall having. It finishes with strong tannins and lingering rubber and herbal astringency. This is so incredibly bad, I couldn't choke down more than 2 ounces.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a copper color with some rust-colored highlights. White head and a bit of lacing. Smells malty with some caramel alongside a bit of oak. Something doesn't quite fit--maybe tannins from the oak alongside a slight graininess. Taste is along similar lines. Mouthfeel is rather dry and a bit boozy. Drinkability is affected by all these factors. Not the most impressive offering I've had from Odell.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mendvicdog
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 5056 opens with a faint pop, caramel coloring with 4+ fingers of fluffy tan head. Insane lacing & head retention

S: Apple peels, honey, brown bready, some vanilla/oak

T: Follows the nose with a tad bit of booze bite as well, plus oaky/cidery notes up front, plus herbal & woody hops. Dryness, tannins, plums, molasses & tobacco as this warms. Finishes dry, oaky with some boozey presence intertwining with green apple that present tart; works for me, clearly an OTT hybrid Marzen, so a .5 deduction is in order for the style, many Chardonnay aspects to this one IMO

MF: Medium bodied with firm enough carbonation to keep this from getting bogged down in the malt. As well balanced as a beer this big really can be IMO

Drinks easy for the ABV, a nice effort, but would caution folks to only spend the $1.00 an ounce if not on a budget & having a passion for bottom fermented offerings. I think this would worked a few % ABV lower & been more nuanced, but fairly solid as it is offered

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1.75/5  rDev -56%

Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml brown magnum, corked and caged. Bottling date on the label.

Aggressive head but with careful pouring there is no overflow ... just a massive rocky head. Dark brassy color shows off its clarity. Fresh oak, bready malt, ripe freshly peel oranges, spicy alcohol and hops with a clean nutty yeast backing all fill the nostrils. Very deep smoothness with an extremely creamy body. Spicy, warming alcohol and a think wood character. Maltiness is layered underneath with unfolds with caramel and bready flavors. Hops ring in pretty hard with a firm bitterness and long linger of flavor. Hint of orange and raisin with more spicy alcohol in the semi-sweet finish that eventually gets pulled down buy the wood.

A sipper and a lovely one at that. Encore please!!

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Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/15/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a dark amber color with one inch of white head and nice lacing.

s - Smells of molasses, dark fruit, spices, vanilla.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, sugar, dark fruit.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A little bit sweet, but a good beer none the less. Would like to try some of the other beers in the series. Would try again.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Richard for leaving this one for us drunkards to funnel.

A: The pour is a slightly hazy copper color with a fluffy white head and plenty of carbonation.

S: Quite sweet with plenty of vanilla on the nose. There are plenty of sweet malt notes as well, namely caramel with lots of bread as well. A bit of alcohol as well, but not overly boozy.

T: Thankfully, this is not as overwhelmingly oaky as some of the other Woodcuts are. As mentioned in the smell recap, the barrel character is up front and well represented: good vanilla and whiskey flavors, along with some oak. Quite a bit of booze, unfortunately, and the sweet caramel and bready malts don't sufficiently mask that fact.

M: A medium body, which is something I was worried about due to the lager factor. Plenty of carbonation as well.

D: Overall, not a bad beer at all, but just too hot. I would let this one mellow out before opening a bottle of this.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Burnt copper coloring, under a thin, off-white layer of foam.

Rich malty aromatics, oak, vanilla, and cherries. Sweetness heightened by alcohol presence.

Taste: All that and more on the palate. Cherry turns to brandy, cognac, leather, dark rum. Getting rougher and tougher, feeling more like a barley-wine lager. Oak-aged double oktoberfest, huh? Genius. Big and beefy, but also lovely and luscious.

Hot liquor roars along the palate and coats the throat, getting hotter as we go. Becomes a big, malty bruiser, keeps company in the mouth, sets a spell, rests luxuriously…and then it comes…boom, boom, boom, boom. This is one bomber that should be split three ways, at least. But I can't write these notes while being properly sociable, so I take one for the team. Team Bitter Nib, going all the way to document the total beer experience.

Perhaps I should have saved this for a moment or two, it's just not cold enough for a brew this hot. In a few weeks to a month, this would really come in handy. Says the guy who just decided to open up an Imperial Stout next...

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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1/5  rDev -74.9%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by torino at woodshop 5.1

Poured a copper brown with orange highlights with a half finger of head that left a ring of lacing. The nose was of caramel, oak, and vanilla with whiskey accents and faint raisins and tropical fruits. Well balanced flavors consisitng of caramel malts papaya and other tropical fruits like the nose with whiskey, vanilla, and barrel oak accents. Good full bodied beer with a low amount of carbonation that had a sweet creamy and mild booze finish. Very drinkable beer at 11% but you will not notice the content as it is well hidden in this complex flavored mixture.

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Woodcut No. 4 - Oak Aged Double Marzen-Style Lager from Odell Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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