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White Oak - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

910 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 910
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%


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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Ratings: 910 | Reviews: 246 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tdm168:
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - light orangish copper with a nice, dense, thick, foamy, pure white head that has decent retention

S - lemon, yeast, faint vanilla, faint wood

T - huge bourbon notes, fruity, apples, oak, vanilla, yeast, some spice, alcohol

M - medium to full bodied, warm, very crisp

The nose is deceiving. This is a bourbon forward beer. The underlying beer is good but doesn't hold up to the huge woody, earthy, bourbon flavors. It is a complex beer, but the overall product needs balance. In the end, it is a bit unique so in my book it's worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 19:59:47 | More by tdm168
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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.

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White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.