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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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
steelhead3686 (219) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a clear copper with almost thin head that dissipates quickly. Heavy whisky alcohol aroma that lets you know it was aged in oak. Incredibly sweet with a hint of alcohol sting. Very light and thin with a sweet finish. Not very satisfied with this cider. Certainly not something I would want on a winter or summer day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle: golden pour with thin, white foam ring around the edge. Aroma is caramel, toasted oak, and apples. Flavor is oaky, with vanilla, a touch of caramel, and sweet cooked apple. I am not a big cider fan but the aroma and flavor are very nice on this one. It is a bit sweet but I would drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5944) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Outstanding cider. Oak really comes out and balances the tartness of the apples. Clear orange pour with no head. Finishes sweet yet dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Oak, vanilla, and apple aroma. Clear amber, no head as per normal for a cider. Oak, sweet tart apple, and vanilla flavor. Not overly sweet. Light crisp body, lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adambcarrier (12) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Oak flavor is strong, adding an immediate punch. Oak mellows out the tart green apple bite. Nor sure why this is labeled "Winter". The vanilla comes as an aftertaste. Pleasant and unique.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1222) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
has a mostly cider aroma, with maybe a hint of vanilla. Taste is a wierd blend of cider and vanilla blended with oak aged barrels. I personally don’t think the flavors blend very well together.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. This is a really good cider. Taste like a high quality apple cider, yes you can taste the oak barrel finish. Aroma is like an really good apple that one bites into. Color is a nice golden color like sunshine.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Sample, here the oak aging where unique didn’t really work out. Had too much sweetness apples and vanilla just added together

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Apple nose with a surprisingly strong oak component. Crystal clear amber coloir. Oaky apple flavor, approaching that of maple syrup, but not sweet. Very well balanced. A slight green apple tartness in the end, but even-handed throughout. As complex as a mulled cider, but with wood as the only additive. One of Woodchuck’s best, I’m ashamed I have passed this over for so many years.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fendermallot (2) - Gaston, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2012 does not count
I was impressed with this little commercial cider. Not anywhere near the greatest cider, to be sure, but it was actually good for what it was. I was expecting a regular appley cider with a hint of vanilla, but you definitely get the texture and mouth feel that the Oak aging imparts. It wasnt overly complext, but was pretty nice for the price. Will I buy again, probably not. There are a lot better ciders out there in the price range. But hey, you don’t know until you try them all!


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