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Odell Woodcut No. 01 Oak Aged Ale

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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The barrel aging process is a labor intensive endeavour where beer is matured in wood barrels. As the beer ages, the wood imparts unique and complex flavors. The Odell Brewers selected new American Oak barrels for their first offering. The 750ml bottles will be hand-corked, and each bottle will be signed and numbered. After the Oak Aged Ale is bottled, the label and recipe will be retired.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2201) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Pours dark orange to brown with a medium lived beige head. Smell is sweet and smooth malt with well incorporated bourbon. Taste is oak, lightly bourbony, and malt but very well balanced together. Taste, oaky and bourbon caramelly malty beer. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. Underrated, I think.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
(sampled at RBWG). Pours a hazy caramel color with off-white head. Aroma has a hard candy aspect with an herbal (spearmint?) note. Taste had a nice sweet malt balkbone. Medium bodied and slick texture. For me, the herbal component was distracting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekend Thanks to whoever brought this, pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is orange marmalaid, wood, toast. Flavor is caramel malts, sweet cooked oranges, oak, thin vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2009
light orange red with a strong tall big white yellow head.nice woody note that has a pear scent almost belgian like powdery powdery raisin plum.strongly effervescent. it may be the guys iím sharing this with, but there is a definite odor in the air, likely from their rank asses. the lighter fruit notes mix well with a vanilla component . i get a touch of blueberry as i watch steve come in out of consciousness. a beer with a lot of depth, and alcohol, that may be responsible for me exposing myself. i am surprised at how dry this, and at how loudly these two jackasses snore. thanks for hanging out steve, & matt, i canít believe matts dad is such a nice guy, what happened to matt? 4 8 8 4 18

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2009
750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy caramel brown with orange coming through when held up to the light. There is plenty of carbonation coming out of the bottle and a huge 3-inch creamy beige head that shows excellent retention and actually leaves a hefty cap throughout. Lacing is light. The oak is really prevalent, surprisingly so, with lots of oaky tannins and vanilla coming through. There are some raisins, molasses, and a big caramel malt sweetness as well. I canít remember a beer smelling so much like wood, clean virgin wood. The sweetness keeps on coming in the taste, but the initial taste is sweet caramel malts and brown sugar. The oak canít be held back for long though and the finish is just full of oaky tannins, vanilla and even a hint of woody spiciness. The mouthfeel is extremely creamy with the wood imparting a wonderful smoothness that turns into a dry spicy feel on the palate. The carbonation is strong which keeps the full body from becoming too heavy. Iím definitely impressed with this beer which is one of the better use of barrels Iíve tried in a while. The fresh oak really makes this one unique and all of the sweetness comes together very well without becoming cloying. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown rusted colored beer with a fully lasting, creamy head of foam. Nose of new oak, vanilla and just the slightest notion of hazelnut and caramel, but it is so light, it’s hardly worth mentioning. I wish those notes were more vibrant, as it would make the nose so much better. Also, because of the use of new oak, it does have some contaminated aromas. I am not saying it is contaminated, but because of the use of new oak, the scents of wildness and funk are easy to notice. Flavor mainly consists of new oak, vanilla and a slight hint of golden raisin and caramel. Disappointed in the lack of complexity, poor finesse and fairly muted flavors. Also, while I love that it is naturally carbonated, the beer is obviously over-carbonated and it shows in the overly bubbly mouth feel. Overall, it’s an okay beer, not something I plan on personally collecting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1847) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Aroma is a rich sour scent with a bold fresh wood note on the end and a hint of vanilla. Color is solid hazy brown with a tall loose head coming off of very active carbonation. Taste is rich and sour. Starting with a medium body it goes down smooth with a bit of a foam like fell. Finish has a bright sour oak taste that carries vanilla, a faint dried fruit taste and a touch of caramel. After taste is a little dry as the sour turns a little more bitter leaving you with a toasted coconut taste lingering for just a bit. This is not a style I am real fond of but this is an amazing well rounded and complex brew. Also at 10.6% ABV. one bottle leaves you feeling good making it almost worth the $25 price tag.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
tried at Another Santee Sampling. this time at toncatcher’s house. $25 bottle from Coltrain! Amber color. Big huge head that doesn’t fade. Large cork pop when opened. Dryish with a hint of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of tpd975. Pours an amber to copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of oak, grain, caramel, chocolate, yeast, brown sugar, vanilla, toasted coconut, hints of toffee. Flavor is also sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, chocolate, brown sugar, light floral esters, oak, vanilla and hints of smoke. Medium body with a smooth malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottled on 8/15/2008 #1854
Tasted in summer 2012 with the Nashville crew. Pours cloudy crimson/orange with an average beige head that leaves even lacing. The nose is more caramel and maple than anything else with vanilla and some cinnamon spice. The flavor is very complex with caramel, maple, cinnamon, prune, vanilla, cola, and some toasty bitterness. The body is medium with average, very smooth carbonation and a long cola, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple finish.


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