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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bendrixian (1343) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
Clear coppery red colour. Mute aroma with biscuit, malt, slight toast, floral hops and a hint of earth. Light palate. Some toast and biscuit flavour, sort of watery mid palate and a malty finish. Not their best brew but not that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (929) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
473ml can. Pours a clear, light caramel with a film head. Aroma has notes of toasted bread, caramel, traditional hops, and pilsner malt. Taste is balanced. A bit of caramel and bread mixed with a touch of roasted malts and a bit of hops to balance it out. Medium body and carbonation. Clear in the mouth with a good carbonation. Overall tasty. Good flavours that would be welcome by most. Caramel, toasted bread, and a hint of roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3345) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. An opaque amber brown pour. A rich bready caramel malty pour.  Malty grainy aroma. Sweet malty bitter beer a lean alt / nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (673) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
473mL can. Medium amber with a thin white head. Bready malt, caramel, mild hop spice/earth and a little roast, Dry and light bodied. Moderate carb. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (111) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Can straight from the brewery. Pretty surprised by how good it was. Nice amber colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Pour at 3030 on Junction brew tour is deep brown with a punchy bouquet. Deep reverb of malt, with a slightly herbal twang. The taste is round & wholesome, a tad earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
tap at beer brothers, ottawa. clear golden orange pour with an off-white head, some retention and lacing. intense candied oranges - barmaid suggested something more like hoppy froot loops - darn she’s right, now i can only taste that artificial stuff, touch of spruce and a lot of pepper, and miscellaneous spices that don’t blend in, doughy, lightly fruity toasted malts - pumpkins, hint of woodsy notes, herbal and grassy. some sweetness. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, grassy-fruity sweetish finish. alt as in alternative. not an altbier. ackward. DP - as i politely suggested to staff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Copper body with a thin white foamy head. Good malty aroma with grainy and hoppy hints. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries grainy and woody notes. Ends with a decent bitter/grainy finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11233) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
A clear amber alt with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light grassy hops, grainy notes and light spicy notes. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with mineral notes, grassy hops, nice and smooth with light woody character. On tap at Arrow and Loon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2626) - 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.

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