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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
• The auspicious blueprint of savory fermented delight extracted by formidable humans of the world
• Beer Type: High Gravity Brown ale fermented with Earthwork maple syrup and toasted pecans

Woodmaster is a high gravity, American Brown Ale fermented with Northern Michigan maple syrup and toasted pecans. This dark brown, full bodied ale is rich with sweet malt and syrup flavors. These flavors are complimented by the presence of hop aromas and a faint nuttiness.

The very first batch of Woodmaster was brewed in Bellaire on March 20, 2007. It was the 289th batch of beer brewed at Shorts, and is one of the original beers from the Short’s Imperial Beer Series (#7 of 13 to be exact).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber/ruby body. Fizzy, off-white head, diminishing. Aroma of caramel, maple sugar, raisin, plum, wood, alcohol, nuts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Peppery alcohol finish. Taste of bread, overripe fruit, maple syrup. Interesting beer. Sweet flavors balanced by the alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (5222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours auburn with small white head. Notes of cherry marzipan, Italian amarone, sweet malt, and grain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Msdrbeat (285) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Pours brown with a hit of red. Booziness overwhelms everything in the taste. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebone1988 (1015) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, the last out of Dumpster Day box #1. Aroma is booze, nutty, slight maple, malt, not much else. Appearance is reddish brown, light brown head. Taste is barrel, booze, maple, pecans, malt. Mouthfeel is medium body and crisp carbonation, barrel aftertaste. Overall, this is no good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (688) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Off white head. Pours a very cloudy brown. Aroma of booze and sweet nuts. Taste is a bit harsh with plenty of alcohol. Interesting beer, but the maple syrup makes it a little too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5088) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Brandon. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and malt. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, malt, and some maple syrup. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle at home, thanks to Debbie. Pours a dark amber brown with a thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Flavor is sweet, malty and caramel. Not really any maple or nuttiness that I noted. Still, a nice beer. Bit boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1202) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours a hazy brown color, no head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and booze. Flavor is sweet caramel, booze, and a nutty finish. Decent, but not too memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1395) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky caramel brown with an off-white to light tan head. Candy fruit aroma, moving into nutty molasses and more fruit aroma, general bubble gum tone to the whole thing. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1089) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours a deep foggy brown color almost mud like. With a light tan colored head. A raisin filled almost boozy aroma. Very nutty. A mild light taste and feel. A lot of maple syrup flavors and more nutty notes. A stronger carbonation overall. Different and decent. Not my go to for these specific flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1259) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a nice amber brown. The aroma is sweet. The taste is full of flavor. Has some nice dark fruit notes. A little bit bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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