White Oak - The Bruery
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Reviews by Pahn:
4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Split 3 ways.
Appearance: Free pour yields a fluffy, popping white head that dissipates slowly. Pours an opaque lightish orange.
Smell: Musty, kind of Belgian yeast-y. Some mild oak notes. Smells like a really powerful Belgian witbier.
Taste: Very, very bourbony up front, with some light witbier flavor. Funky through the middle, almost as if it had brettanomyces. Dry finish, with tons of oak. Tastes like it's spiced.
Pretty straightforward. Lots of oak flavor. Less wheatwine than "imperial witbier" / Belgian golden ale, barrel aged with a heavy hand. I like it.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Creamy. Dry finish. Really grows on you; sort of subtly balanced, well crafted feel that enhances the flavor.
Overall: Interesting beer. I think it would probably age well. It swings a little bit too far toward witbier for me, but I'm also a sucker for really overdone barrel aging.
I like many of the Bruery's barrel treatments even more than this, but I greatly enjoyed this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2012 00:26:45 | More by Pahn
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