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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This is what happens when you think about beer too much. Take our Universale Pale Ale, age it on medium-toast American White Oak, dryhop with Chinook hops and wait until the magic happens. Have you had a Little Woody lately?

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3.3
fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at the brewery
Hazy dark blond color. Nice aroma, delicate and earthy, light manure. The mouthfeel is rather dry, the base Pale Ale is lean, with crackery malts, and it has some evident whiskey or bourbon touch; dry finish. It’s actually quite drinkable.
Interesting idea, and pretty good result.

3.2
Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
Draft - Grapefruit and some dank notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light pith and citrus notes with a dry finish.

2.6
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at Fremont, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of oak, mineral notes and some light hoppiness. Flavour is odd, with notes of crackery malt, mineral notes and oaky vanilla. Not sure why they’d oak a pale ale, but it doesn’t really work.

3.6
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Lo and behold, I’d written this one off as a lost tick, but what do I see here on draft when I walk into fremont today? This baby. I ordered a small pour, making this a tiny lil woody. Clear pale pour with small white head, some lacing. Aroma is pretty much like universale, but with a nice toasted oak element that softens and rounds it out. Very slightly sweeter than the base, with smoothed edges and hints of vanilla and citrus. Moderately bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation, slick texture. Overall: another one bites the dust. This is solid, nothing over the top, generally pretty nice.

3.1
JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle shared by Skyview. A simple beer in a style that can be boring. Bitter hop aroma and hops in the flavor, balanced by malt.

3.6
Dogbrick (12932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Sample at the brewery taproom. The beer pours a deep bronze color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, oak and fruit. Light to medium body with an oaky character and flavors of citrus and caramel malt. The finish is oaky with an earthy hops aftertaste. Decent brew that trumps the base beer in my opinion.

4
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2011
The oak flavor is nice and subtle. It goes with the pale ale flavors well. Golden in color and refreshing.

3.2
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2011
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe:   Now that’s a fiery Amber, has this really bright fiery orange hue.   Moderate white head, fairly nice lacing.   Pale hoppy nose, smidgen of Oak.   More Oak shows up on the tongue.   Very smooth, soft hops, well balanced.   Backside has a little risidual mealiness and basement like funkiness.   Guessing that is from the Oak.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   While this beer gained the interesting aspect of White Oak, ito me it seems to have lost something on the base Universale.   Even though the Oak isn’t too strong, it overshadows the Pale Ale aspect.   Still very enjoyable tho.


3.1
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured clear pale gold with a white head. Aroma was lemons, pine, and fresh spring air. Very earthy with a medium amount of bitterness. Medium body with no carbonation.

3.8
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Growler that was filled at the brewery... Poured vibrant golden/amber with a thick white head. Super woody, floral, freshly hopped aroma. Tasted very malty with a strong balance on the hops. Citrus, very dry in the finish. Little bit oak and warm wood tones, ginger, vanilla, almonds, leafy and malted grains.


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