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Sawdust City Ol’ Woody Alt
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Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: Altbier
Gravenhurst, Canada

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Mahogany perfection glistening off the lake, it’s pristine finish shimmers as it glides effortlessly across the water. The gentleman driver leans back and relaxes, letting the fresh lake air blow through his hair. Images of those classic wood powerboats populate the memories of Muskoka and lakes across North America. And to commemorate this bygone era, Sawdust City has brewed a beer as classic and pristine as the waterfront that once ruled our lakes. Ol’ Woody Alt is a lagered ale, fashioned after the beers from the Dusseldorf region of Germany. Filtered to a gleaming mahogany this ale drinks as smooth as the finish on those iconic wood boats of yesteryear. So come on down to Sawdust City and savour a taste of the past.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Enjoyed at the National Capital Craft Beer Week. Pours a clean copper colour with a white head. Grainy malt nose with fresh hops that give out fruity notes. Nice slight dry finish. Again, fruity and cereal malt flavours. A nice grainy pale ale and good for this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
The roasted nuttiness of this beer is pretty appealing, though the aroma is a bit off. A little acidic. A good session as its pretty drinkable. Sweet with a medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3391) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Solid bready, biscuity malts, with some nice grassy hops. Great mouth feel, solid dry bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Tap, pours a clear black, smooth and crisp, a light body and a good flavour, a decent offering for the style

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
Session Sunday at Bar Hop. $5 pints of select brews. Thist altbier by Sawdust City is balanced and flavourful, and sessionable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Draught at Barhop, Toronto
Amber color with creamy head. Vulgar aroma, some bread, caramel and light puke. Dry caramel flavor, with a dusty edge; ordinary bitterness. Not the right malt profile to be an Alt. Quite boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
On tap at Imbibe. Clearish brown, small tan head. Aroma is fairly simple, caramalt, hint of maple I guess, really unremarkable. Flavour is better, nice malt backbone, sweeter, mild dryness in finish, but for something called ’woody’ one might expect some more. Not bad but I wouldn’t go out of my way for this again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours reddish brown in colour, thin tin head, lots if lace. Nice malt aroma and flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4911) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Smells like malt, has a very typical altbier aftertaste with a lot of bitter barley. Really good lacing. Bitterness has good presence, a kind of grainy bitterness. Decent. On tap at WVRST.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap @ Gig’s - taps a lightly hazed copper-orange with a puffy lasting off white cap. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is robust with Munich red malts - toasty and noble hopping, some light fruitiness. Medium bodied creamy mouth feel, smooth malt accented character. Flavor is fairly well balanced between toasty-bready malts and herbal woody hops - long dry bittersweet nutty malty finish with a hop bite. If I closed my eyes I’d think I was drinking a fresh Dusseldorf Alt. I enjoy this lagered amber ale and it is probably the best Albier we have had in this market since the Duckstein supply dried up.


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