White Oak - The Bruery
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Reviews by HattedClassic:
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The beer pours a fairly vigorous white, fluffy yet slightly creamy head that dissipates somewhat quickly but still leaves a thin film on the surface of the beer and a surprising amount on the inner ring of the glass. The beer itself is a hazy orangish brown amber.
The beer smell contains a strong amount of coconut and oak from the barrel as well as a bit of vanilla. The malts give off a nice caramel that mixes well with the other smells. As the beer warms up, slight notes of alcohol and white grape begin to appear as well as some fruity smells that are overwhelmed by the stronger barrel smells.
The beer tastes similar to the smell but with the barrel flavors not as strong as the smells. Rather, the white grape seems to dominate the taste with the vanilla, oak, and caramel more visible in the aftertaste or as complements to the white grape taste. The beer begins to develop more fruity tastes as it warms up with hints of tropical fruit that includes the coconut.
The beer feels amazing. The carbonation is very prickly. The beer is heavy bodied but seems to go down rather smoothly. The beer has a little bit of a burn because of the ABV but is fairly tolerable.
Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. I enjoy The Bruery's eclectic offerings and look forward to trying more of them.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2013 14:49:00 | More by HattedClassic
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4.65/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Nice and clear brassy hue with very white head that fades away to a thin lace quite quickly. Vinous like nose, notes of white wine, oak, apple and vanilla, soft sweet bourbon notes, touch of alcohol and caramel
Quite a gorgeous beer. Incredibly complex with lots of prickly carbonation despite the strength. Tart ripe apples and stone fruit covered in a light caramel glaze. Soft notes of oak and vanilla with just the right touch of bourbon. A delicate beer like this would be so easily overpowered but sweet bourbony notes come through just a bit on the back end and compliment some of the more savory and richer notes while letting some of the brighter fruit notes still shine. Complex, surprisingly lighter in body than expected. The wheat really creates an incredibly drinkable beer out of such a big one. Alcohol heat is noticeable on the back.end but provides balance to the intense flavors and drys out the finish. Finishes lingers long and is almost tannic in that it scrubs the gums. Very nice, and well worth the bottle cost.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 04:27:38 | More by jtierney89
3.91/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Burnt orange, just a touch of haze, with a MASSIVE champagne-like yet foamy sand-colored head, ample bubbles. Full-coated lacing in areas, only spots in others.
S: Crisp apples, smoke, warm caramel, wood and warm bourbon.
T: Apples again, but muddled by strong overtones of oak and whiskey, especially on the finish. Yet apples again with the burps. At first the wood was harsh and overdone for me, especially after that light, fruity smell, but over sips it turns into warm caramel, with just hints of potent whiskey and alcohol in the background. Pretty neat, but can't quite make the transition to being perfectly enjoyable- I imagine even seasoned whiskey drinkers' systems aren't entirely copacetic with the taste of alcohol.
M: Light bodied, plenty of carbonation. Fits the nose very well- like a cider.
O: Full of character for sure, but it takes a while to get accustomed to it. Great clean apples supported by warm caramel malt tease the olfactory senses with a refreshing, crisp brew to come, but it turned into a heavily oak-dominated and deceivingly biting flavor. I ended up enjoying it overall, but after the first few sips I was reconsidering my choice. Get ready for an adventure with this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 07:03:19 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.