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White Oak - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,102
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 97
Gots: 269 | FT: 30
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The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OlieIPA on 07-12-2009

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.
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(2013 edition - poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: ultra-thick cloudy as hell, kind of skin-tone yellow-orange in color... tiny tuft of semi-compact white foam... the suds stick a touch but the head breaks down out from intoxication

S: the characteristic vanilla and oak from the bourbon barrels leads in aroma... touch of the charred wood... ash, pink grapefruit flesh, hint of lemon zest, and vanilla creme... nothing forwardly boozy... not a penetrating scent in total

T: a lot of bright, spicy attack of citrus and the aforementioned vanilla/oak combo... light touch of caramel and animal cracker under and back a bit... slight green leafy element threading through... barrel flourishes accentuate the fruity tone of the alcohol flushing through the finish

F: somewhat sharp and dry with a nice blast of heat in the finish, which carries on then eventually fades... could be the barrel and golden ale blend factoring, but I was expecting a thicker mouthfeel... it has a core of delicate slickness in its bones, but its underweight

O: for some reason, I wasn't anticipating a light-colored beer here... mild shock but a pleasant surprise, as it certainly played into the interpretation of flavors... while it packs a decent punch, alcohol wise, it doesn't come across as heavy or filling... I feel they've made a fine wheat-ish beer here

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The Bruery's White Oak (2013), 50% golden strong ale, 50% ale aged in Bourbon barrels. 11.5% ABV.

A: More than two fingers of fluffy white head. Light peach skin in color. Almost completely opaque. Very tiny bubbles can be seen rising in the dimple, which is an off-white color. Decent lacing. Very light sheeting.

S: Softer caramel aroma, akin to caramel chews minus the added sugar. Lightly toasted wheat. Slight toasted coconut. Slight citrusy note. Just a touch of Bourbon-y caramels. The nose is very light, but quite nice.

T/MF: Bourbon is much more apparent in the mouth! More of the soft caramels, ending in a soft Bourbon burn, and some light spice notes. The spices settle into a softer, slightly charred toffee. There is a bright, and slightly sweet acidity towards the finish that is hard to identify. Caramels give off a more honeycrisp taste as the beer warms.

Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 1,102 ratings.