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White Oak - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,105 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 97
Gots: 269 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split a 750ml poured into a duvel glass.

A : pours a murky slightly brown yellow.... Reminds me of pear juice... With a finger and a half of whit frothy head that disapates nicley leaving some lacing.... A nice looking beer.

S: citrus notes of pinneapple and pear, a yeastyness in there as well smells thick... And again reminds me of pear juice.... As the need warms I start to detect notes of toasty vanilla/caramel.
The barrel component of this beer blends n very subtly with the body of the brew....

T: the wheat becomes apparent here, as well as yeast... Bannana and Clove over a sweet backbone, wheat and grain, the barrel flavors are more present in the taste as well, but again not overwhelimg and not seeing to add any heat, I get toasty caramel, sweet vanilla a oak notes, that make te finish of this beer really stand out to me.... It has its moment both ways flavor wise.

M: medium bodies with high crisp carbonation, I wish that was toned down a bit here, has a fluffy mouthfeel that ends crisp and leaves you with caramel and vanilla bourbon oak notes that linger for a moment afterward
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O: I really tried to get into this one, the bruery is one of my favs especially when it comes to sours and over the top extreme IMp stouts aged in barrels.... However the yeast flavors and the high carbonation kinda ruined it for me.... Maybe I'm a year or so when the whole thing mellows out the barrel character will shine more and the yeast and carbonation might calm down a bit.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to totoropanda for this bottle amongst others I'm looking forward to even more, which is tough, since I love wheatwines. And barrels. And beer. Hey, look! Big 750ML bomber split with my wife while Top Gun flickers on the tube for the 283rd time. Wait, can I call a plasma a tube? Life has gotten so confusing.

Pour is sehr foamy for a muscled bruiser, light orange/yellow. Would be funny to tell someone this is an IPA or a Coors Light & see the reaction when they sip it, eh? Not much for the inhaler to pick up, light notes of grass, sweet malt. Meh.

White Oak lowers a beery boom. Wham! Bam! I am! A Man! Sorry. Alcohol. It's strong in this one. Getting past the pure alcohol shot, there's really not much depth here. Nice vanilla, some wheat & grassy plain, quad hit of sweetness, but it's a little, well, plain. Almost like a mild hefe with a hint of barrel. Easy but dangerous to drink.

I love wheatwines but they tend to be on two ends of a fault line: delicious or bland, with little in between. This one, unfortunately, leans towards the latter. Odd to wish a Bruery beer was more extreme but, well, I do. Pretty good.

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White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.