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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select is our ultra-limited cider crafted in small batches for a rare taste of sweet, crisp apple cider combined with smoky, dry bourbon flavors. Aged in genuine white oak Kentucky bourbon barrels, this copper-hued gem pairs excellently with cheese, pork roast and chocolate cake. Served best at 50 degrees, Barrel Select is truly an exclusive joy to relish.

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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7819) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is notes of artificial candied/caramel apple, incense / scented candle / perfume / Dial soap, raw wood. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent. What the hell is this stuff? The smell is almost not even food/beverage-like, it’s more like a scented candle. The icky, cartoony kind, the ones that Yankee Candle Co. sells. Bizarre and quite unpleasant.


2.5
WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours golden brown. Aroma and flavor are artificial vanilla. Almost like Vanilla Coke, not good.

3.7
Voodoo (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2017
Pours a clear copper.....aroma of oak, vanilla, touch of booze......taste sort of turns the bourbon flavor inside out, the apple gives the bourbon a wood and vanilla raisin flavor. Interesting.

3.1
Sledutah (7838) - Utah, USA - APR 12, 2017
12oz bottle picked up at Total Wine in Spokane
Pours crystal clear copper with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of vanilla, woody and apples. Flavor of oak, vanilla and bourbon, tart, dry finish
Decent

2.2
hockey9930 (310) - - SEP 8, 2016
Pours a brunt orange with no head. Aroma of sweet apples and booze, like someone poured malt liquor into apple juice. Very sweet boozy honey taste to start with a tart apple finish. Leaves a strange after taste.

1.3
RedStarOvrRus (13) - Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2016
I don’t know what I expected but it was not this. It didn’t test bad but I was not impressed by the unexpected taste from a cider. ’t had a very meady, honey taste to it. Not pleasant at all. No vinegary or lingering after taste, so there was that going for it.

3.3
Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Not bad. This cider has a sweet apple flavor, a little tart. Lots of barrel, smoke, bourbon flavors. Very different than the other ciders I’ve had from Woodchuck.

3.7
Heather_B (256) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Light golden pour with no head. Smells like apples and cinnamon and some light bourbon. Flavor allows the bourbon to shine and the apples take a back seat. Easily drinkable - it isn’t boozy. Lots of cinnamon in flavor. Like an alcoholic apple pie. Unfortunately it’s a bit too sweet like a pie - brown sugar, etc.

4.3
Mr_Weasel (2) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
I did not expect to like this but I found it quite nice. Not too expensive yet it tastes rich but not overwhelming.

3.6
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Wood, apple juice, and straw aroma. Golden yellow. Oak, bourbon, apple cider, and hay flavor.

3.3
pushkinwow (2895) - Ottawa, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, barrel 14. Light copper with no head. Very sweet, strong bourbon, oak and vanilla, lots of maple, apples and cider characteristics are overwhelmed until the finish, toffee, mild carbonation and sweet, bold flavour.


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