White Oak - The Bruery
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Reviews by walows:
4.72/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Grabbed a pint from Beachwood.
Brought to the table in a tulip, I nice golden color and white fluffy head. The smell is wonderful! It has a nice bourbon and caramel sweetness, with little hints vanilla and clove and a little bit if alcohol in the finish. The taste is very similar to the smell, lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla and wheaty sweetness. It goes down super smooth and finishes very clean and dry. The bourbon plays very nice with beer. The bourbon and caramel in this beer are awesome. An absolute pleasure to drink. It coats my month very nice, medium bodied and just wonderful. The drinkability is pretty good. Overall, this is a wonderful beer! To bad this came out underneath the huge hype shadow that was Black Tuesday. But that leaves more for me!
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2009 20:10:57 | More by walows
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4.65/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 04:27:38 | More by jtierney89
3.91/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Burnt orange, just a touch of haze, with a MASSIVE champagne-like yet foamy sand-colored head, ample bubbles. Full-coated lacing in areas, only spots in others.
S: Crisp apples, smoke, warm caramel, wood and warm bourbon.
T: Apples again, but muddled by strong overtones of oak and whiskey, especially on the finish. Yet apples again with the burps. At first the wood was harsh and overdone for me, especially after that light, fruity smell, but over sips it turns into warm caramel, with just hints of potent whiskey and alcohol in the background. Pretty neat, but can't quite make the transition to being perfectly enjoyable- I imagine even seasoned whiskey drinkers' systems aren't entirely copacetic with the taste of alcohol.
M: Light bodied, plenty of carbonation. Fits the nose very well- like a cider.
O: Full of character for sure, but it takes a while to get accustomed to it. Great clean apples supported by warm caramel malt tease the olfactory senses with a refreshing, crisp brew to come, but it turned into a heavily oak-dominated and deceivingly biting flavor. I ended up enjoying it overall, but after the first few sips I was reconsidering my choice. Get ready for an adventure with this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 07:03:19 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.