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RATINGS: 225   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (991) - 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 (10640) - 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 (6343) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Not sure about this. The cider was sweet and semi-tart green apples, typical woodchuck. The oak never seemed to sit with the apple but fought with it, nearly a clash. A bit cloying at times. I did not finish this with enthusiasm. Lifeless copper appearance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2161) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a clear copper color on tap with thin off-white lacy head. Aroma of apples, spice, and sweet vanilla on the back end. Taste follows, crisp and clean. Probably the best woodchuck out there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3611) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12 oz. "Winter" aliased version. Typical cider look, but with a small lasting film of creamy bubbles. Nose of spicy-sweet apples drizzled with sugary vanilla icing. Flavor doesn’t show the sweetness, vanilla, or oak very much to my taste buds, but still a decent cider flavor with just a touch of tart and bitter pith. Seems a nice hint of oak shows up after a while in the long aftertaste. Light body has medium carbonation and is about as balanced as a cider can be.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Drank as Woodchuck Winter Cider on draught. Best of the Woodchuck offerings.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear dark golden color with almost no head. Nose actually has a bit of wood in it with a fair amount of apple (obviously). Taste is heavily woody, actually. It mutes the cider aspects and makes it oddly unappealing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (1917) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 oz bottle pours pale amber with a thin white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla and apples. Taste is dry and has hints of caramel, vanilla, oak and of course the apples. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10766) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA as Winter Hard Cider. Pours light golden amber. Aroma is more wood than apple. Near med body. Flavor is more apple than wood. It’s lightly tart, has hints of wood, and possibly a touch of vanilla. Probably. Turns out to be pretty tasty.


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