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White Oak - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

980 Ratings
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 97
Gots: 256 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping this get to me.

3.5 A: Deeply hazed light orange brown color. Three fingers of frothy/pillowy white head. Retention is about average for the ABV and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: It's pretty easy to pick up which aromas come from Mischief and which are from the wheatwine. There's a ton of vanilla in this, which is surprising since only 50% of this rested in barrels. I'll also agree with the label and say that there is a bunch of coconut as well. As for the caramel, I dunno, not so much. Big fruitiness featuring peach, apple, and lots of white grape. Perhaps a touch of citrus underneath. The Mischief components include a spicy yeastiness that centers around pepper. Not sweet, but leaning toward sweet. I'm sure the Mischief really dried out the wheatwine here. Bourbon is very subtle to the point that I might not have noticed it if it wasn't on the label. Slight earthiness from this to go along with the vanilla and oak.

3.5 T: The bourbon comes out more in the taste. It's still complementary, but it's a been upgraded from single A to triple AAA. Big wheat notes with the fruits mentioned in the nose. More coconut in the nose than the taste. Vanilla is big in this too and oak isn't too far behind. The spicy yeastiness from Mischief stands out well in the taste, maybe even moreso than it does in Mischief itself. Earthiness and a touch of leather from the bourbon. Somewhat floral with a heavier citrus note than in the smell.

4.5 M: The best part about this brew. Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a nice spritziness to it. Super creamy and quite smooth. Booze is very well hidden.

4.0 D: I am a bit surprised how much I like this considering I think Mischief sucks balls. Still, I can't help but think the wheatwine itself is probably a hell of a lot better. (I guess I can find out somewhat when I get my White Chocolates). In any case, not bad and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 02:37:28 | More by DavoleBomb
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White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.