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Odell Woodcut No. 04 Oak Aged Lager



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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Originally from Bavaria, Märzens were brewed during the cooler months, and then stored in a lager (cave or cellar) during the summer months. Woodcut No. 4, best described as a double Märzenbier, boasts a malty body with a clean, refined finish. Hints of toasted cedar, vanilla and almond are created by lagering the beer in new American Oak barrels. Each Woodcut offering is packaged and bottle conditioned in 750ml Champagne style bottles with a cork and cage finish. Once released, the recipe and label are retired making these beers truly limited-edition.
Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of Woodcut No. 4 on May 22, 2010 as one of many weeklong events honoring American Craft Beer Week.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2011
(750ml bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours a clear dark amber color with slight tan head. Light carbonation. Aroma has wood, vanilla, booze, and roasted nuts. Taste is sweet with lots of vanilla, wood and booze. A bit hot, but tasty. Full bodied with a sticky texture. As I mentioned, a bit hot, but a pretty good beer. At this point, though, I won’t be buying this series anymore. The price point is way too high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Thanks to funkybrewster. Awesome! What vision! and actually executed exceptionally well. Deep clear glowing amber with a fine fizzy head. Aroma of apple and spice, bit of oak. Flavor follows but much more distinct on the bourbon and german malts, light cinnamon, red apple sneaks in there, bourbon note is fantastic. Really great beer! Thanks Scott! (holy crap I knew this was high ABV but had no idea it was 11%!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Thanks to dionysian_son for sending this to me! even though I bought it :) Pours a light golden color with a small off white froth. Aroma is vanilla, oaky and sweet caramel, also with some light fruity character, maybe even a touch spicy. Flavor is the same, sweet and fruity, light cidery spice character, ginger, picking up some oak and vanilla in the finish, slightly nutty. Medium to full body and a soft but crisp carbonation. Some nice characteristics but somethings interesting...maybe Ill put my finger on it shortly....ah its an apple whiskey thing....very interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2011
750ml from . . . I think my Ft. Collins pusher? At any rate, these Woodcuts are starting to see diminishing returns, as there’s not a whole bunch of variation even with the changing styles. Perhaps that’s because the strong, sharp, nearly mentholated oak quality in these brews has tended to be overpowering. Here we have a handsome amber pour with a thick head and sticky lacing. But the massive boozy nose tends to crowd out any subtlety. Body is medium, palate is slick and a bit hot. The taste is better and more complex than the nose would suggest. After an initial wallop of intense young wood, there’s a decent imperialized lager cum wheatwine lurking in there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3873) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
750ml bottle corked and caged #2791 5/10 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-48° in Lager Glass-Pours a slightly hazy orangish copper with a small tight off white head. Aroma of oak, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. Taste of oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, ginger, and dark fruits. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Nice job.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Pours a hazy orangish-copper with a small yet lingering tan head. Aroma is incredibly complex. I got apricots, raisins, oak, cinnamon/nutmeg, a touch of bourbon and vanilla. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel, entirely pleasant to drink with it’s lingering pleasantly sweet aftertaste. Taste is complex and difficult for me to figure out - vanilla, nutmeg, lots of oak, darks fruits, almonds, toffee, with the sweet gentle bourbon finish on the back, leaving a nice sweet but warm palate. Bitter enough to balance but hidden enough to let the complex malt profile shine through.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jakenunes (7) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011 does not count
Bottle # 4433 Date May 2010 Aroma: Caramel, vanilla, big wood Appearance: Unfiltered, dark amber, little head or lacing Flavor: Complex, caramel, vanilla, amaretto, a little golden raisin, and alcohol Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, viscous Overall: This beer is magically delicious. I wish it had a little more carbonation, otherwise...awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle from Coaltrain. Bottled 5/2010. Bottle# 2980. Sampled 10/11/10). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Moderate oak aroma, with light vanilla. Flavor of the same, with light sweet malt. Avg duration. Moderate alcohol finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2011
Free sample @Cask pub, Pimlico Fairly sweet, nothing spectacular. Dark brown. Little wood character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours to a really carbonated dark chestnut colored body with a thin white head. The aroma is very malty and has some noticeable sherry. Very malty flavors for a Pils. The palate is medium full bodied and nicely textured.

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