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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7103) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3035) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1277) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1214) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4167) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2515) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a smallish white head that quickly dissipates to a ring on the top. Smells of apples, oak, and a hint of sulfur and funk. Pretty lackluster aroma, but I suppose it could be worse. The flavor is what the aroma promised apples juice with a smattering of vanilla and oak to keep it at least a little bit interesting. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart mouthfeel. Better than some but overly back sweetened to appeal to the masses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkbites (696) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2012
I have a difficult time rating ciders. They all taste very similar to me. Plus, "hard" ciders are not really very "hard". 5% alcohol is the same as most beers. I’d love to see 10 or even 20% ciders. This has an average looking pour (for cider) yellow with almost no head. Smells like a Pop Tart. Tastes like a Pop Tart. Delightful apple and cinnamon flavor. This tastes good cold, room temperature, or warm. So far it’s the best cider I’ve ever had. But it’s wayyyyyyyyyyyyy over priced.

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