Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: Altbier
Gravenhurst, Canada


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Mahogany perfection glistening off the lake, it’s pristine finish shimmers as it glides effortlessly across the water. The gentleman driver leans back and relaxes, letting the fresh lake air blow through his hair. Images of those classic wood powerboats populate the memories of Muskoka and lakes across North America. And to commemorate this bygone era, Sawdust City has brewed a beer as classic and pristine as the waterfront that once ruled our lakes. Ol’ Woody Alt is a lagered ale, fashioned after the beers from the Dusseldorf region of Germany. Filtered to a gleaming mahogany this ale drinks as smooth as the finish on those iconic wood boats of yesteryear. So come on down to Sawdust City and savour a taste of the past.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1815) - Kitchener, Ontario, - JUN 12, 2012
On tap @ Gig’s - taps a lightly hazed copper-orange with a puffy lasting off white cap. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is robust with Munich red malts - toasty and noble hopping, some light fruitiness. Medium bodied creamy mouth feel, smooth malt accented character. Flavor is fairly well balanced between toasty-bready malts and herbal woody hops - long dry bittersweet nutty malty finish with a hop bite. If I closed my eyes I’d think I was drinking a fresh Dusseldorf Alt. I enjoy this lagered amber ale and it is probably the best Albier we have had in this market since the Duckstein supply dried up.

Tessic (1218) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2017 This amber poured a cloudy dark amber colour with a creamy, beige coloured head. Very nice lacing. Scents include bread, oats,roasted nuts and a little wood. First swig was nice and smooth with delicious flavours of malty goodness, basement flavours and oats with some wood and light smoke. Finish is woody with malty smoke lingering.

bulldogops (2740) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2017
Rating #2651 - 2016.06.28 - Can from my trip to Manitoba. Pours golden amber color with a frothy white head . Nose is barnyard grasses, earth. Earthy spicy hop character dominated by an old-style malt forward beer. Medium carbonation. Taste is a hint of toffee, caramel with dominant maltiness, mild grassiness

AleRider78 (1469) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
Sampled at the Ottawa National Capital Craft Beer Week with Chopz. Has mild malty aromas, thick creamy head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Flavours of bready and toasty malts as well as citrus and herbal hops. Not bad. Creamy mouthfeel and sensation. Good stuff.

TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2017
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez The Beer Store (North Bay, ONT) au coût de 2,75$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une très légère pointe de cidre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #7694)

Subliminal64 (230) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Bought directly from the brewery. Smells malty with a hint of hops. Pours a medium dark brown with head that lasts to the end. Taste is malty, a little sweet with a hop undertone. Good carboantion, with a medium hop aftertaste. Overall I was happy with this beer. IBU is advertised as 35, but I would say 25 tops. Very well balanced, easy drinking. Would buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on

omhper (25802) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2017
Keg at Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Clear copper colour, mid sized head. Fruity nose with toast and notes of red apples. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lightly earthy with some bread and caramel, mild spicy hops. Mid bitter finish.

Brettsky06 (528) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Pours a dark orange color with a little beige head. Some sweet caramel aromas. Taste is malty but also watery. Finished very bland.

KyotoLefty (10721) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2016
Can. Nose is metal, a bit of hop, touch of caramel. Amber-orange, clear, with a fine head. Caramel flavor turns dry, a bit of minerals and earth. Creamy and drinkable but so bland.

TimE (6163) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2016
Thin body, minerally. Very boring and how new world breweries think you should make an Alt. totally lame

Raistlin (473) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
Pours dark brown with enormous light brownish head that tastes incridible and sticks around for little bit. Really nice woody taste to it. Great finish with great sensation on your gums. Pretty lively for ale, and it has lighter texture than normal ales. Really easy drinking for ale.

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