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Fremont Little Woody Universale

Fremont Little Woody Universale
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This is what happens when you think about beer too much. Take our Universale Pale Ale, age it on medium-toast American White Oak, dryhop with Chinook hops and wait until the magic happens. Have you had a Little Woody lately?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1642) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Lo and behold, I’d written this one off as a lost tick, but what do I see here on draft when I walk into fremont today? This baby. I ordered a small pour, making this a tiny lil woody. Clear pale pour with small white head, some lacing. Aroma is pretty much like universale, but with a nice toasted oak element that softens and rounds it out. Very slightly sweeter than the base, with smoothed edges and hints of vanilla and citrus. Moderately bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation, slick texture. Overall: another one bites the dust. This is solid, nothing over the top, generally pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle shared by Skyview. A simple beer in a style that can be boring. Bitter hop aroma and hops in the flavor, balanced by malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Sample at the brewery taproom. The beer pours a deep bronze color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, oak and fruit. Light to medium body with an oaky character and flavors of citrus and caramel malt. The finish is oaky with an earthy hops aftertaste. Decent brew that trumps the base beer in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2011
The oak flavor is nice and subtle. It goes with the pale ale flavors well. Golden in color and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2011
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe:   Now that’s a fiery Amber, has this really bright fiery orange hue.   Moderate white head, fairly nice lacing.   Pale hoppy nose, smidgen of Oak.   More Oak shows up on the tongue.   Very smooth, soft hops, well balanced.   Backside has a little risidual mealiness and basement like funkiness.   Guessing that is from the Oak.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   While this beer gained the interesting aspect of White Oak, ito me it seems to have lost something on the base Universale.   Even though the Oak isn’t too strong, it overshadows the Pale Ale aspect.   Still very enjoyable tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured clear pale gold with a white head. Aroma was lemons, pine, and fresh spring air. Very earthy with a medium amount of bitterness. Medium body with no carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Growler that was filled at the brewery... Poured vibrant golden/amber with a thick white head. Super woody, floral, freshly hopped aroma. Tasted very malty with a strong balance on the hops. Citrus, very dry in the finish. Little bit oak and warm wood tones, ginger, vanilla, almonds, leafy and malted grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Quite a nicely balanced little treat! What I really am enjoying about this is how balanced it all is! Light wood notes on the nose...the flavor is a general heady pale with a little slice of wood heaven with light oaked flavors. Generous hop notes compliment and blend very well with what going on with the oak. Again, it’s balanced, it goes down easy, it’s dank! Would love to see this is 6-packs!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bronze bodied with decent head. Subdued hop aroma, but an easy hop flavor across a solid background of grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Awesome session pale with well done oakiness. Smooth and fullbodied. Sweet floral hop finish. Lovely and interesting, the oak adds a new layer on an otherwise great base beer. I think I’ll stick with that base though, no need to get in the way of that pale ale.

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