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Odell Woodcut No. 04 Oak Aged Lager

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Poured from 750 ML bottle. Pours a murky amber color with just a bit of head and very little carbonation. Aroma is sweet bourbon, cedar, vanilla and a bit of almond champagne. Taste is very similar to the nose with notes of mild bourbon, almond extract and dried fruits. This is really tasty stuff.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HIGHB4LL (555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottled May 2010: #2723 Bomber. Appearance: 3 fingers white head, soapy, great lacing, head remains as a nice film, deep brown with light red color, light cloudy. Aroma: oak, fruit, prune and grape, light smokiness, nutty, lightest hints of vanilla. Palate: full body, oily, soft carbonation, alcohol warming. Taste: light fruit sweetness off the bat, great malty sweetness after, lasting sweetness. Great great great beer. I must get a hold of more. Drank at four years aged and I can not believe how smooth this is, the balance is great and the flavors have just blended so nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1989) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled in May, 2010 #1915
Tasted in summer 2012 with the Nashville crew. Pours hazy orange with an average white head that leaves average lace. The nose is earthy yeast with caramel, tons of oak, and a hint of old hops. The flavor is sweet with some cereal, the same intense oak, and light bitterness. The body is medium with lighter than average carbonation and a long caramel, earthy, and maple finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
So, this is a DOUBLE Marzen style oak aged lager. Bottled May 2010. A: Pours an orange on red lager with a single finger of caramel head which falls over a couple minutes to a solid sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Spotty on cobweb lacing. S: As the title suggests, wood is king here. Oak, fired oak, sour oak, fresh oak. The beer has multiple layers of the tree playing with an herb I can’t quite place, but it reminds me of Turkish food - it’s very strong. Maybe tee-tree oil. T: Man, I wish I could place this flavor, because it dominates the palate. Maybe it’s just oak, but it has a distinct pine flavor. I can say that As the beer warms, there are some nice malt flavors of caramel and vanilla. Again, this is woody. M: Medium to heavy for the style, moderate carb. Dry finish is spot on and aromatic. O: Really interesting beer. I would definitely drink again. I don’t know I would seek it out, but that’s more or less because it is so strong on a flavor profile which is obscure if not unique to this beer. I think it is unfortunate that the beer has to be categorized under the marzen style, given that the beer is a Double/Imperial Marzen. Kudos to Odell heading a different direction with beer, and I’m glad I got to try this one. Serving type: bottle 07-11-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (655) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Over 3 year bottle, pours a burnt orange that fades to dark golden with cream colored fizz. Nice German lager aroma with a filling oak with some alcohol sweetness. Nice flavor of raisins and grain with a large dry oak flavor and a little vanilla. Simple but big on all accounts, very well done brew very little booze in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7441) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Imperial maerzen. IT could be so much better but for a 11% maerzen that was thrown in a barrel it isn’t bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
In short: A straightforward caramelized, boozy and oaky brutal sipper. Meh.
How: Bottle 750ml, corked & caged. Consumed 16 months after the beer release. Bottle from oakbluf, thanks a lot Scott.
The look: Cloudy copper body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is very oaky over a sweet caramelized maltiness and some alcohol fumes. Taste is very caramelized upfront, a whole lot of caramelized cereals, very light fruity notes (red fruits), a lot of wood (virgin oak sensation), alcohol is very apparent but without to much bite. High sweetness sensation and quite boozy. Heavily carbonated, almost to soda-pop level, it makes this monster beer easier to drink but also kills any subtleties the may have. Nothing offensive here but very straightforward, lacks complexity. With such a monster barrel aged beer I couldn’t tell the beer is a lager. Just another sipper, not bad, but very simple, very brutal and low drinkability. I was very disappointed by this beer, and imho it really sucks that I have to put-up with all sorts of disappointments like this only to eventually die at the end, living is stupid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Sampled 3/1/2013. Big leathery oak. This beer has aged well. Marzen under the oak is very nice. Oxidation playing very nice here. What a treat.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (946) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
I had this when it was about 1 year old and just now at near 3 years. I can say it has continued to blend and wood flavors became more pronounced. The carbonation held up. The aromas were strong malt, almond and a little sour. Nice copper color with one finger of white head. I will say this is the most unique lager I’ve ever had. Not a strong hops presence. Good sipping beer. Alcohol was present but not over done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2080) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
(Mai 2010): Une bouteille avec presque 3 ans d’age, une véritable bombe vanillé. Des noisettes grillées complètent avec un caramel machable sur son corps croustillant empreint d’une bonne sécheresse d’alcool et de bois au final. Solide et mature.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1860) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours dark amber with low head. Aroma is of fruits, sweetness (almost candiesque). Taste is of oak, fruits, yeast. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Pretty good.


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