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Woodchuck Draft Cider® Oak Aged is a perfect culmination of Premium French and Traditional American Oak, giving the cider great complexity and broad characteristics that neither style could produce on its own. Handcrafted using a centuries old technique, this cider has tremendous depth; offering a unique taste and special aroma not found in any other American hard cider. Starting with an attractive oak taste and finishing with a touch of vanilla, Woodchuck Oak Aged pairs effortlessly with holiday dishes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with no head or lacing. Aroma has notes of wood and light spices with some vanilla a touch of apple and corn sugar. Taste has Clear oak notes on top of woodchuck’s artifical cider taste, but the oak rounds it out decently well... Lowish drinkability as it can be a bit cloying after a while. Fizzy mouthfeel but not as overcarbonated as their other products. Water like mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4401) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Copper color with a few bubbles forming a type of head. Aroma of dried apples and very light oak. Lots of oak flavor. Raw woodiness and some vanilla almost overwhelm the sweet apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with some orangish hues. There is no head to speak of (as typical for ciders) just a small white ring. Aroma is very pleasant, with notes of candied apples, and a slight touch of wood. Flavor is very ’’full’’. There is the sweet apple flavor you expect with a macro cider but it is muted. There is a really nice oak flavor that jumps in and out as it goes across your tongue. There is a bit of champagniness to it too. The nice thing is that it’s not overly carbonated. This is one of the best ciders I have ever had. Very nice, especially from the Bud/Miller of ciders.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5553) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark golden with a few bubbles and little to no head. Not much of an aroma - hints of fresh lake water if you try hard. Faint traces of golden delicious apples but not very pronounced. Not much flavor to this one. Smooth, even mouthfeel. Uneventful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially tiny, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light to medium amber. Aroma is notes of apple, raw wood, caramel, light notes of vanilla, metal, and chemicals. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Enough acidity to keep it drinkable, and not without some aromatic interest...but as with the rest of their line, it’s more like apple soda pop than authentic cider (which of course the caramel coloring, sulfites, and potassium sorbate on the ingredient list would suggest).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Dark brass colored body with a thin white colored head. The aroma is largely cheap apple juice with some woody character. The taste has some apple cores and wood. There is also a taste like eating raw leaves. The finish is what one gets after eating raw sugar. That same type of feeling in the mouth after drinking fresh pressed cider. Good, but a little too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (993) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2008
This was a truly great cider. Pours a golden amber. Yeast and apples on the nose. Flavor is of fresh apples with a nice dry woody finish where the oak really shines through. Very drinkable. Awesome cider, very unique and definitely worth a try

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours golden straw with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is champagny yeast, mild oaky and earthy apples. Tastes dry, apply, with champagny yeasty and chardonnay notes and a subtle oaky quality.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2004 Total Score: 3.5
Copper colored, with aroma of apples and some red wine. I do taste the oak barrel flavor somewhat, and I like this cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2008
More going on in the flavor with this cider. Its deep flavor of apples, vanilla, and earthyness mix for a wonderful cider. I wish the finish lasted longer but its still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 Apparently this is now called Woodchuck Draft Cider, Oak Aged. Pours amber/orange, with a small head. Aroma apples and vanilla. Flavor is apples, vanilla, and a bit of oak. Rather sweet, but has a some dryness at the end. Decent stuff.

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