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


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ILduce (228) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Can LCBO: red beer with tiny beige head. Sweet, hoppy nose. Taste is of caramel, malt, and earth. Sticky mouthfeel with a decent bitter finish. A little thin. Just okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1577) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Canned. Dark red, large white head. The aroma is sweet, nutty and with caramel. The taste is good, like an alt should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3394) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
473 ml can from the brewery via Steve (thanks!), served quite cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep copper with a orange-tan head. Aroma: Rich sweet bready malt, bread crust, melanoidin, clean. Palate: Medium body with moderate+ carbonation. Flav.: Much like the nose with nice bready maltiness, a touch of woodsy hops, clean; dry with gentle bitterness and a pleasant, if somewhat light finish.

Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1228) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
An earthy malt aroma, clear copper color with no head. Mild malt taste with a light body. No teal taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike5326 (1324) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Poured from a can. Clear light brown color, no real head. Musky malt aroma. Light body with a medium malt flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
On tap at brewery. Slightly creamy bread crust aroma that is a bit weak. Crisp nutty malt flavour with some bread crust and moderate bitterness to balance the sweetness of the specialty malt. Medium light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (896) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2015
Clear brownish colour with a dense head that dissipates quickly. Pretty hoppy and earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2240) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Interesting brewery, but this particular beer, not so much. Not that there’s much you could do with the style. It’s a decent example, I suppose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Tried at Burlington Beer Festival. Caramel aroma and taste with some earthy notes. Decent hop presence. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
473 ml can from the brewery. Pours an opaque amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is bread, caramel. Taste is pretty much the same. Not bad, but nothing exceptional either.

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