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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Sugar Maple. Hazed apricot with a thin white head. Aroma is apple cider with some notes of oak, vanilla and mild funk. Taste of cinnamon, apple, oak and mild caramel with a dry and tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draught at Third Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Festival. Listed as Winter Cider. Amber color. Sweet apple with some oak notes in the aroma. Taste is spiced apple cider with some woodsy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
bottle. Golden with minimal head. Big sweet apple flavor with some slight vanilla and light wood. Light tartness. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (612) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. This is the Winter Cider...not sure why the name is wrong here. Mostly typical cider notes for this, but less sweet than many from this brewer. Nicely balanced. Only very subtle hints of barrel notes, but I suspect the barrel aging mellowed it. Overall, I like this, and think it’s one of their better ones, and now a favorite of mine. I will buy this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (659) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours amber with spare white head. Smoky amber aroma. Touch of vanilla to go with the apple flavor. I enjoyed this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle pour during football season. Of the seasonals with this cider - this is my least favorite. Billed as Winter Hard Cider.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
This one was pretty good. The vanilla taste is almost too much for me, but I did like the chance at trying something different. Much sweeter than Woodchuck Amber.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1290) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Had aliased Woodchuck Winter. Bottle. Dark amber color. Oaky vanilla flavor. A little odd for a cider.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
An almost orange color with a short lived bit of white foam. The nose is candy sweet with some hints of caramel and vanilla to go along with Smarties. Hints of oak, tart green apple, and some sugar. The flavor is sweet and sugary, too. Hints of caramel and vanilla, green apple, a light tartness, and some sugar/candy. Not bad, actually.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours amber with a modest off-white head and a strong apple aroma. There is a sweet apple flavor with a sort of honey taste and a huge oak finish. Complex and tasty.


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