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Odell Woodcut No. 01 Oak Aged Ale

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Sampled during Deliriumfestís Graduation tasting in Maplewood, MN and shared by Deliriumfest. From a 750ml bottle (#1585) pours a semi-hazy brownish amber colored brew with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin film top. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of fruit, vanilla, some roasted nuts and spice. Taste is full bodied, some carbonation with flavors of semi-tart fruit, caramel malt, some oak/vanilla character, a hint of roasted nuts and butter. Finish is semi-sweet with a short lived vanilla and caramel aftertaste.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
BottleÖ Cloudy caramel-colored ale with a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. The bouquet is all about oak and nutty caramel. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and busy carbonation. Caramel sweetness, woody earthiness and low bitterness. Crisp, lingering, toffee finish.

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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4318) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle shared by boltz7555 at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a small beige head and some light lacing
Aroma: Sweet caramel candy, herbal and oak
Taste: Caramel, ripe fruits, woody and oak
Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle at RBWG 2011 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy tawny, thin tan head, ropey lacing. Nose is smoked honey, butterscotch, spicy fruit, cognac, apple butter. Flavours of brandy, apple butter, oak. Very tasty brew.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Shared by Boltz at RBWG. I have a numerical rating, but my notes are un-readable so Iím borrowing a bit with this one. This one pours a murky crimson/chestnut color with a small eggshell head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, citrus, oak, and dark fruit. Flavor has notes of wood, vanilla, honey, buttermilk biscuit, plum, raisin, and bourbon. Just a touch of alcohol still noticeable. Holding up nicely!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2012
1st October 2010
Cloudy amber beer. Big off white head. Light semi dry and semi crisp palate. Sweet vanilla wood. Light touches of toffee and orangey hop. Finishes creamy and dry. Lovely stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours lightly hazy amber with a creamy tan head. Lots of sugary malts in the nose, toffee, mild oxidation. Medium to big sweet, tons of toffee, bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, lightly warming finish, toffee, aged malts, figs. Good stuff. Rich and hefty malt character.


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