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White Oak - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

994 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 994
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 95
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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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mothman for breaking this out at the recent tasting.

I had never heard of this before, but as soon as it was described to me I knew I would like it.

Pours a cloudy and murky golden-orange color, with about two fingers of white fluffly head. Retention is good and leaves some nice lacing.

The nose is fantastic. Smells like a Wit on 'roids. I get apples and pears, spices and wood. The characters picked up from the barrel aren't as prevelent, but they add just enough to make this extremely enticing.

The taste is fruity and spicey, with light bourbon, oak and vanilla notes. This is a great tasting beer. I had a feeling I would like it, but was totally blown away.

Appropriately high, but fine carbonation along with a medium body make for a great feel. It tingles in the mouth to excentuate the flavors. Drinkability is awesome, I didn't pick up any of the ABV. 11%, you gotta be kidding me!

This is a great beer, as the light barrel notes make this one unique and very enjoyable. Thanks Ben for breaking this one out.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 02:45:29 | More by Mistofminn
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White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.