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White Oak - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 96
Gots: 269 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
White Oak is a blended beer-- 50% wheatwine aged in Bourbon barrels (we call it "White Oak Sap"), and 50% Mischief (our Golden Strong Ale). Vivid caramel, coconut and vanilla flavors blanketed in a crisp yet robust wheat ale, White Oak is an exercise of balance.

(Beer added by: OlieIPA on 07-12-2009)
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(2013 edition - poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: ultra-thick cloudy as hell, kind of skin-tone yellow-orange in color... tiny tuft of semi-compact white foam... the suds stick a touch but the head breaks down out from intoxication

S: the characteristic vanilla and oak from the bourbon barrels leads in aroma... touch of the charred wood... ash, pink grapefruit flesh, hint of lemon zest, and vanilla creme... nothing forwardly boozy... not a penetrating scent in total

T: a lot of bright, spicy attack of citrus and the aforementioned vanilla/oak combo... light touch of caramel and animal cracker under and back a bit... slight green leafy element threading through... barrel flourishes accentuate the fruity tone of the alcohol flushing through the finish

F: somewhat sharp and dry with a nice blast of heat in the finish, which carries on then eventually fades... could be the barrel and golden ale blend factoring, but I was expecting a thicker mouthfeel... it has a core of delicate slickness in its bones, but its underweight

O: for some reason, I wasn't anticipating a light-colored beer here... mild shock but a pleasant surprise, as it certainly played into the interpretation of flavors... while it packs a decent punch, alcohol wise, it doesn't come across as heavy or filling... I feel they've made a fine wheat-ish beer here

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White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.