White Oak - The Bruery
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3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a tulip.
Deep gold, the color of a brick. Slightly hazy, topped with two full fingers of off-white foam. The first pour’s a little clear and looks somewhat thin; lets see what the rest of the bottle holds. Second pour is a cloudy apricot, packed with yeast. Mmm.
Interesting; an almost Belgian aroma. Bright pears, wheat and apple play off vinous oak, caramel, vanilla, just a little bourbon and a touch of tanginess.
A little solvent; too much alcohol in the flavor. Pear, oak and whiskey play off one another before a tangy, buttery finish.
The medium-light body is pillow-soft, cushioned with wheat. Carbonation is very gentle, massaging the tongue lightly. Alcohol is the big guy, numbing the tongue and giving me heartburn.
Gotta admit I’m a little let down by this one. Wheatwines are good; barrel-aged wheatwines even better. But White Oak is just too solvent and lacks the creamy body I expect from the style. Too bad.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2012 04:39:55 | More by Phelps
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White Oak from The Bruery
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