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River City (CA) Woodenhead Ale

River City (CA) Woodenhead Ale
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Big, amber ale with three new varieties of american hops and aged on oak. A liquid celebration of the hop. Abv 6.7-7.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (97) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Draft @ River City Brewing Sacramento. Nice, clear, reddish amber color with little carbonation & foam. Light wood flavor; balanced with the hops. Medium bodied. Overall, a quite tasty beer...alcohol not apparent the flavor!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap @ River City. Amber in color with an off-white head. Caramel, toasted malt, and some dark fruit. Mild wood aroma, a hint of vanilla, and some roast. Sweet flavors of caramel and toast. Notes of dark fruit, wood, and roast. Maybe some chocolate and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westkyoto77 (523) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
Draught at the brewpub. Aroma of malt and hops there, but seemed to be fighting instead of helping each other. Dark amber-brown, with a low thin head. Sticky mouthfeel thin for something aged in oak. Taste of molasses and plenty of hops, but there was definitely some unbalanced bitterness and tartness present. Was told it was one of the two most popular beers, but i felt it wasn't nearly as good as the even close to the cap city. To be honest got better as it opened up a little, but it wasn't as ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
On tap at sacramento chilli cookoff. Pours amber with off white head.. taste was lots of red malt with a slight oak vanilla flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
On keg at Sacramento beer and chili fest. Aroma was roasty. Flavor had some sign of barrel/oak aging with a bit off vanilla. Flavor wasplain otherwise. Palate finished dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3722) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Copper with a lasting head. Caramel and grain on the nose, with a touch of toasty oak. Flavor is the same with a lingering bitter finish of oak. Medium body is balanced, lightly sticky and has medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9691) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baraciisch (1882) - USA - FEB 12, 2012
Aroma slightly oaky, brown in color... Flavor is caramel, toffee malts, with hints of oak, not terribly complex for a wood-aged beer... Kind of disappointing, but drinkable...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sampler @ Rivery City -

This one probably intrigued me the most before actually trying it. The description says it’s aged on oak, but after tasting the beer I did not get any oak character at all. I did get some light hop notes, but nothing that would scream an IPA at me. Some light iced tea notes, with some woody/earthy hops made this one kind of remind me of some kind of bitter/ESB. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Amber-gold with white head. A middle of the road red ale, not much wood noticed.

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