White Oak - The Bruery
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2.83/5 rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.
A- Pours a very cloudy amber color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains quite well, then slowly fades to an 1/8 inch ring around the glass's edge and pocks of surface foam. Full sheets of lacing cling to the glass.
S- Alcohol, a bit of astringency and a slight sour smell arise. Yes, it seems like this might have some tart to it.
T- Strong booze bite without a lot of flavor to back it up. Kind of harsh and, yes, slightly tart. Man, this is a hot one. Like I'm drinking champagne laced with an oz. of vodka. Not much oak detected, but what's there is certainly not complimentary or enjoyable.
M- As stated with the champagne comment, a high amount of carbonation (part of The Bruery's usual M.O.) makes one feel like they're drinking thick sparkling liquor. It does have some body to it, but not enough to balance out the gas. Hot and full of an ascerbic bite.
O- Wow, I'm a HUGE Bruery fan, but this is by far the most displeasing entry I've had from them. I've had good wheatwines before too (Smuttynose does a good one, for example). Hopefully this is one that absolutely needs to be cellared because, otherwise, it's just a hot mess.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2012 00:35:58 | More by Immortale25
White Oak from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.