White Oak - The Bruery
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4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was the beer that I was able to add to the little tasting shindig that Pete put together. Review is from notes taken on 6/10/2012 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.
Appearance: Pour is a cloudy coppery color; starts with a huge billowy off-white head; tons of cloudiness in the body; lots of lacing hanging on the sides of the glass, and ultimately summed up in the firm cap resting at the top.
Taste: Tons and tons of mulch wheat, but I have to be honest, the smell of this beer is more reminiscent of whole leaf, moist and sticky tobacco with plant of raisin and fig blending; there is a nice vanilla and oaky sweetness with a bit of the astringency that also comes from the oak adde two more levels of complexity to this already hearty beer and it's big booziness. I'm really please that this was crack with friends, because I feel that if I tried to nurse one of these to myself, it would have ended poorly. A great beer that would be a great dessert beer with nothing else needing to hold up any end or obligation.
Mouthfeel: Body was of medium weight; very warm and boozy; carbonation was rather sot and smooth -- avoided being sharp the entire time.
Overall: This is a sweet beer with a lot going on, and that big ABV would throw your thoughts straight to the hopper if you drink too much and try to think about it. Moderation is certainly key with this bad boy, but I'll say i again, The Bruery has certainly come though.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2012 03:40:27 | More by bamadog
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