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White Oak - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

992 Ratings
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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 94
Gots: 256 | FT: 30
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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5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-11-2011 18:39:59 | More by morimoto76
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New York

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-08-2011 19:29:33 | More by patmcd
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ksherry112

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-29-2011 20:59:33 | More by ksherry112
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biggied

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-29-2011 18:18:45 | More by biggied
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-29-2011 05:44:36 | More by cadaugherty
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orangish color with a big fat white head to it. Nice. Aroma was a little coconut, warm sweet alcohol, oak, honey.

Warming sensation on the tongue, again, light coconut, wheat aspect is pretty much completely lost on me, but it may be what contributes to the effortless weight of the mouthfeel despite the high abv and ability to pick lots of different flavors and nuances out of this one. Vanilla and bourbon later on. The least bourbon flvor of any bruery bourbon barrel stuff, this stuff has the warming (not hot) heat, but it just doesn't impart much bourbon until you kinda look for it.

Pretty nice stuff. Goes well with Black Tuesday.
As far as any fruit flavors, they'd have to be light skinned type of fruit, I'm talking pear, lemon, white grapes type of stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 04:14:05 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Jstark5150

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-19-2011 06:32:51 | More by Jstark5150
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thedindaniel

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-17-2011 19:23:02 | More by thedindaniel
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2011 06:08:42 | More by jerz
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Retsinis

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-16-2011 01:14:30 | More by Retsinis
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 04:31:23 | More by HopStoopid120
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-15-2011 02:10:11 | More by imperialking
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SonicAlligator

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 00:00:46 | More by SonicAlligator
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 22:39:46 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Skuter

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-14-2011 19:11:36 | More by Skuter
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dksl16

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 17:06:15 | More by dksl16
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mikennat

Missouri

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-14-2011 15:36:11 | More by mikennat
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Cinderbike

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at a bottleshare last night. Cellared since 2009.

A - Murky light brown with a thin off-white head.

S-Coconut, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, malt, plums, and fresh baked bread.

T - Citrus, bourbon, and malty. At first you taste the barrel and then you begin to pick up on the wheatwine characteristics. Some pepperyness in the finish.

M - Coats your mouth, with high carbonation.

O - It's great after 2 years of cellaring. I want more.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 04:59:04 | More by Cinderbike
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Extra from jhenry04. Served in a taster glass at the Goose Island BA gathering.

A - Big white foam that settles to a thick creamy cap and plenty of lacework. Murky white peach juice body.

S - Bourbon, vanilla, buttery oak, coconut, alcohol, wheat and grain, light pale malts and stone fruit sweetness.

T - Initially very bourbon-heavy, with citrus and peach showing up mid-palate. As it warms up the oaky vanilla grows in intensity. Finish is heavy with grain, wheat, and lightly peppery Belgian yeast.

M - Carbonation is surprisingly zesty, and the body is creamy, full, and viscous. Some serious alcohol burn, and a dry tannic finish.

D - This would be alright if it was solid in 6oz nip bottles, and split two ways. Pretty tough to drink more than a few ounces.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 18:39:09 | More by MasterSki
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

25.4oz bottle poured into my Bruery glass. Thanks t0rin0 for the bottle.

A - Pours a pale, light orange with a foamy off-white head. Crazy long retention and tons of lacing.

S - Bourbon, citrus, woody.

T - Citrus, bourbon, vanilla, oak, carmel.

D - High carbonation, lighter body.

O - Different, but I really loved this one. I would go for this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 03:52:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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phichifiji00

California

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden, initally pours 2 fingers of head, quickly recedes to minimal head.

Smell: Apple pie, caramel, cinamon, coconut, vanilla extract, burbony and oakey as it warms.

Taste: coconut, caramel, citrus, spicy toffee aftertaste, brown sugar, honey. Mildly boozy at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, alcohol taste, burbon and vanilla tones, increase with temperature. Light carbonation.

Overall: As the temerature increases the burbony/caramel flavors inceras, with the caramel, apply flavors taking a back seat. Overall, a very satisfying beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 04:41:56 | More by phichifiji00
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one during the 'We Want The Funk!' tasting that was graciously hosted by beermeX2! Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one with the group! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, subtle sweet alcohol, mango, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, fruit, and mango. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This one was a little out of place with the other 44 brews that were cracked open as they were ALL sours (except for one or two others). This was a nice palate refresher and definitely was quite well received with the group. The fruit aspect going on here was quite nice and seemed to work well with the woody character I picked up on. The aroma let you know this one was going to be a heavy hitter, but there was no sign of this in the flavor at all. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 19:33:30 | More by thagr81us
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FosterJM

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

557th review on BA
Bottle to Chalice
750 Ml

Split with Callmecoon

App- A very golden yellow with a big two finger head and a lot of cling in the glass. Bubbles from the center up for quite a while.

Smell- This was pretty hoppy and retained some of the vanilla and the coconut was a little subtle.

Taste- It was a bit spicy and had a base of hops with the trailing cocunut and the vanilla as well. It was a twist on the style and was pretty damn tasty.

Mouth- A medium body and a medium carbonation. A wet coconut flavor remained.

Drink- This was very unique with the flavor profile. I am very glad I got to try this one. It struck me as a beer that could go underappreciated.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 04:53:17 | More by FosterJM
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to juhl31 for this!

Poured into a Delirium Tulip.

Is a thick opaque apricot color with a bright white head that turns into nice lacing that isn't going anywhere.

Smells like vanilla and caramel. A little booze as well. A little nuttiness comes out too sort of like butter pecan ice cream.

Tastes are toffee, mildly tart apple juice, sweet vanilla, bourbon and oak. Some coconut cake like qualities and cinnamon spice give way to booze shining through on the end.

Mouthfeel is pretty full bodied with good carbonation. Sticky and a little heat from the alcohol.

Overall is amazing and I'm really excited to have got to try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 19:41:17 | More by daveytheformer
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ibbjamin

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml bottle from The Bruery. Split this with my fiancee and poured into a chalice.

Bottlecap opens with a pleasant pop and fizz. Beer pours with a light fizzy white head of about 3/4 inch in height which settles down to a more dense nice layer of retention. Very cloudy and straw orange in color. Pretty good lacing.

Tons of great oak aroma balanced with vanilla, bourbon, nutmeg, biscuity malts and a complex fruit bouquet of white grape, plum, pear and green apple. Wheat and Belgian yeast strains faintly present in the nose as well. All in all, very pleasant and complex.

Taste brings forth tons of brown sugar, perhaps a bit overboard in this department. The oak is still evident with the bourbon. Not quite hot, but the bourbon certainly is quite warming nodding at the 11.5% ABV. Reminds me a bit of Christmas with the gingerbread cookies noted. Many of the aforementioned fruits are not detectible in the taste.

Medium full body. Pretty thick going down and quite smooth with a lasting oaky bourbon finish. Well carbonated and goes down pretty easily.

I'd recommend this one around the holiday, but on a warm spring day, it didn't hit the spot for me. There are so many other great beers from this brewery that I will likely not seek this out again, but I commend them for producing this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 02:23:42 | More by ibbjamin
White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.