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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• The auspicious blueprint of savory fermented delight extracted by formidable humans of the world
• Beer Type: High Gravity Brown ale fermented with Earthwork maple syrup and toasted pecans

Woodmaster is a high gravity, American Brown Ale fermented with Northern Michigan maple syrup and toasted pecans. This dark brown, full bodied ale is rich with sweet malt and syrup flavors. These flavors are complimented by the presence of hop aromas and a faint nuttiness.

The very first batch of Woodmaster was brewed in Bellaire on March 20, 2007. It was the 289th batch of beer brewed at Shorts, and is one of the original beers from the Short’s Imperial Beer Series (#7 of 13 to be exact).

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3.5
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle purchased from tiffany’s in kalamazoo, Mich. A nice brown, but I get neither maple nor pecans. Another interesting Short’s creation.

3.6
gormanb (174) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
aroma- very light aroma of bread, salt, molasses, and vanilla. pours dark brown and cloudy. taste is chocolate, bread, alcohol, brown sugar, some salt, cream, maple, wood, molasses. palate is creamy, smooth, heavy, with light carbonation, full bodied.

3.6
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2011
12oz bottle, 2011 batch. Pours deep mahogany, almost opaque. Fairly full head. Nose is pretty typical for a brown ale - Nutty, slightly roasted malts, mild caramel, some sweetness. I can’t say for certainty I’d say this smelled like pecans if tested blind, but it is nice and nutty and sweet. Very sweet on the palate, bordering on too much so. What follows is a rich body and some roast bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, a bit astringent from the 9.5% but not unexpectedly so. The finish is also sort of drying. A decent but not awesome beer.

3.7
nickd717 (4996) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to waltonc. Deep medium brown color, fairly clear, with a small off-white head sitting on the beer. The aroma of this one is pretty nice, nutty with caramel, maple syrup, and some oak presence even though I don’t think this was -bal aged. The flavor is a little sweet and rather nutty. Big-time pecans, maple syrup, caramel, toast, and dark fruit. Medium-full bodied and smooth on the palate. Not at all boozy for the nearly 9.5% ABV. Solid tick, thanks Chris.

3.6
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a bubbly off white head. Aroma was woody and nutty with a touch of caramel. Flavor of maple, oak, nuts and caramel

3.7
egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Dark amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, nuts, toffee malts, maple sugar, and light alcohol. Taste of nuts, wood, caramel malts, maple, and a dry finish.

3.6
hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of nuts/pecans and woody. Tastes of maple syrup, brown sugar and nutty.

3.5
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
The aroma is light sweet and malty and some oakiness from the pecans maybe. the flavor has some sour notes from the fermentation with smoothsweet maple and pecan flavor that blend and alter with the malts.

3.5
LilBeerDoctor (4230) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
On tap at Shorts. Pours a dark amber brown with barely any head. Aroma of sweet nutty malt. Flavor of maple (but not so much maple sugar), nutty pecan, also a strange saltiness (mushrooms?). Not overly sugary or malty as I was expecting. Still, it didn’t quite sit right with me. An interesting beer to try, but I’d suggest a small sample! 7/4/7/3/14 [3.5/5]

3.6
deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
On tap. Poured a clear dark brown with a near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had dark grains and pecans with a surprisingly soft maple undertone. Flavor had more maple in it, kind of a fresh maple syrup aroma with grains and a bit of pecan underlying. Kind of tasted like whole grain pancakes with maple syrup.


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