White Oak - The Bruery

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Reviews: 263
Hads: 1,153
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 5.34%
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Gots: 278 | FT: 27
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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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Photo of nova009
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a wine glass

A- pours a hazy golden straw color, a big fluffy white head appears and slowly dissipates, spotty lacing

S- sweet, i get a big hit of coconut, other tropic fruits like mango and pineapple, slightly woody, vanilla notes

T- slight bourbon flavors from the start, wheat, a little bit of caramel, Grain, some coconut notes, some woody oak flavors as well, slightly earthy

M- light to medium body, fairly high carbonation, the alcohol tends to beat up the palate as the beer warms

O- I'm not sure what to think of this beer, maybe a little age would help this, a little expensive for what I got out of it, I might come back to this later (676 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a cloudy yellow. A strong, creamy head. Light lacing.

S-Not what I was expecting. Mischief really shows up in the nose; pretty noticeable Belgian base. Yeasty and spicy. The other half of the beer delivers a noticeable, rich sweetness. Bourbon notes too. At first I thought it smelled Bretty - as if it was infected.

T-The Belgian influence of Mischief is again clear on the palate. Robust wheat flavor. Spicy and yeasty. It's not nearly as sickeningly sweet as I thought it would be. That being said, it's still pretty sweet. Oakiness is a mellow yet consistent feature of the flavor. Juicy and spicy.

M-I was anticipating a thick, brooding, cloying mess. It was shockingly light and lively. It still blatantly had body but it wasn't thick. I also enjoyed the carbonation. Alcohol was well integrated as well.

O/D-Didn't ever think about purchasing this. Split it with a group. It was better than expected. Definitely unique. (938 characters)

Photo of Bendurgin
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one shared by Andy. Poured into a tulip. This pours a cloudy golden yellow with about an inch of fluffy white head.

Toffee and oak in the aroma with hints of vanilla in the background. Berries and a little bit of spice in the background. Starts of with sweet caramel and rounds out with vanilla and some berries. The bourbon flavor is a little more notable on the pallet than the aroma.

The body is thick and heavy with soft carbonation.

This one is pretty solid. Really enjoyable. (494 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from the most recent release. Poured into several sampler glasses with some friends. The brew appears a hazed golden yellow with 3 fingers of white froth. A full wall of lace sticks to the glass.

The smell initially opens with hints of sulfur and some tangy alcohol inclusion before giving way to spices like clove and orange zest. There is minor oak inclusion that comes out in the back when it warms up.

The taste is herbal with a mixture of dry oaky quality, clove and some other yeasty spice aspects. Herbal hop flavoring runs throughout with significantly more barrel presence than the aroma led on. The aftertaste includes oak, vanilla, herbal hops and lots of tangy alcohol.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. A decent sipper that seems like something is going on with it. Not really what I expected for a barrel aged wheatwine but wasnt horrible either. (907 characters)

Photo of bonkers
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a tulip, hazy yellow pour, plus sized white head. The aroma was kinda weak, slight bourbon notes. The beer has some bourbon notes, bannana, very light clove, lingering finish. The body and carbonation are medium, no noticeable alcohol. IMO a dissapointment, there are much better wheatwines available for a lesser price. (348 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a huge bone white head and a steady stream of carb bubbles rising from the depths. Smells of spicy wheat, yeasty phenols, a bit of oak and bourbon with a hint of fruity sour sweetness. This tastes much better than it smells. Dark fruity sugary sweetness up front. Lots of berries and caramel followed by a bit of barrel oak, vanilla and a touch of alcohol. There's a spicy earthy sweetness that turns into a long lingering heat in the finish. Medium to full body with a spirited level of carbonation and a bubbly sugary mouthfeel. I liked this one, but the carbonation might be a bit high and the alcohol is still a bit too present. Too bad I don't have another of these as it would be interesting to see how this ages. (759 characters)

Photo of artoolemomo
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up quite a bit of head which has some retention. The head is mostly cotton white with small hints of yellow. The body is a very hazy grapefruit/deep golden straw which glows a dull orange when held up to the light. Some lacing. Some sheeting around the edge of the beer.

Nose- This perhaps hasn't opened up enough- the aroma is rather subtle. I get some alcohol (no surprise at 11.5%), some weak citrus, a bit of grain, some fruity esters, and notes of oak. The bottle shows some honey and vanilla. After I swirl it a bunch of times, I get some nice mellow coconut. This beer definitely is showing some promise. Some peach as well.

Taste- Lots of zip from the carbonation to start off with. Weak notes of citrus (mostly orange, some orange peel), then a sweetness that shows oak and bourbon. A whole ton of bourbon mixing with orange. Lots of booze on this one. This could probably use some age- this will certainly inform my decision on cellaring Bois. Very complex but not integrated well at the moment. Some notes of solvent right now. Vinous notes- lots of white grape. Some musty barnyard characteristics (straw, basic funkiness). The bourbon, vanilla, and oak do not appear until the finish. Hints of fermented peach underneath the orange peel gives this some foundation. Definite notes of spicy yeast. I like a lot of what is going on in this beer but I think it needs more balance. The caramel gets lost in the mix and for the most part, I get burnt sugar. At this point, definitely not worth 15 bucks.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with some syrupy aspects. Maybe a little too carbonated.

Drinkability- I had easier drinking beers, that's for sure. Very boozy and a little too much oak for me. Still, interesting enough to keep me going.

Overall- Sort of a letdown. I will need to search out other examples of this style. A 3.75 N 4 T 3.5 M 3.5 D 3.5 (1,881 characters)

Photo of warnerry
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 release. Notes from May 2012.

A - Pours a hazy orange with almost four fingers of white head. Head has good retention. Very little lacing.

S - Mostly caramel and juicy citrus, with some banana, faint vanilla and bready malt. Not really sure what to make of this, to be honest. Not bad, but doesn't really draw me in.

T - Caramel malt, with orange and other citrus pulp. Subtle bourbon character with vanilla and oak. Also, some banana taste and quite a bit of bread. Kind of an odd tasting brew, but pretty tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. Somewhat sticky sweet, but finishes with an oaky dryness.

O - Not really sure what to make of this one. I wouldn't seek it out, but it does have some good things going on, including a pretty good flavor. (774 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping this get to me.

3.5 A: Deeply hazed light orange brown color. Three fingers of frothy/pillowy white head. Retention is about average for the ABV and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: It's pretty easy to pick up which aromas come from Mischief and which are from the wheatwine. There's a ton of vanilla in this, which is surprising since only 50% of this rested in barrels. I'll also agree with the label and say that there is a bunch of coconut as well. As for the caramel, I dunno, not so much. Big fruitiness featuring peach, apple, and lots of white grape. Perhaps a touch of citrus underneath. The Mischief components include a spicy yeastiness that centers around pepper. Not sweet, but leaning toward sweet. I'm sure the Mischief really dried out the wheatwine here. Bourbon is very subtle to the point that I might not have noticed it if it wasn't on the label. Slight earthiness from this to go along with the vanilla and oak.

3.5 T: The bourbon comes out more in the taste. It's still complementary, but it's a been upgraded from single A to triple AAA. Big wheat notes with the fruits mentioned in the nose. More coconut in the nose than the taste. Vanilla is big in this too and oak isn't too far behind. The spicy yeastiness from Mischief stands out well in the taste, maybe even moreso than it does in Mischief itself. Earthiness and a touch of leather from the bourbon. Somewhat floral with a heavier citrus note than in the smell.

4.5 M: The best part about this brew. Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a nice spritziness to it. Super creamy and quite smooth. Booze is very well hidden.

4.0 D: I am a bit surprised how much I like this considering I think Mischief sucks balls. Still, I can't help but think the wheatwine itself is probably a hell of a lot better. (I guess I can find out somewhat when I get my White Chocolates). In any case, not bad and worth a try. (1,981 characters)

Photo of Dope
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a big fizzy white head. Fades decently slowly, leaving halfway decent trails of lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of wheat, lemon, orange and pineapple. Smells like a cross between a wheatwine and a BSPA. Hoppy fruit aromas mixed with a solid wheat base. Hints of oak. No real bourbon aroma noted other than that.

T: Up front I get a bunch of bourbon. Toffee, caramel and oak mainly. Fades into a wheaty malt base with hints of orange, lemon and again, pineapple to finish it off. I get some black pepper in the aftertaste too. Kind of a peculiar combination.

M: Pretty heavy and thick. Smooth.

O: My first bourbon-barrel wheatwine. It's not too bad, I feel like the bourbon doesn't really work with the wheatwine though. Just not complimentary flavors. It's decent enough and drinkable and unique but it really didn't suit my style. (871 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy golden orange with fluffy white head.

S - Similar to a freshly emptied bourbon barrel. Light bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, coconut, coconut, apple, sweet pale malts and candi sugar.

T -Slightly boozy, more jack daniels than bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, very fruity, sweet wheat malt, some pepper spice and some belgian yeast. The oak is fairly strong for being a 50/50 blend.

M - Medium body with lively carbonation but the warming alcohol makes it a touch heavier than it is.

D - A bit boozy and heavy on the whiskey/oak aspect. (555 characters)

Photo of pmlondrigan
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well who knew that this was distributed in my area? Probably a lot of people but now me. Completely opaque and hazy, bright golden yellow in color with sligh orange highlights. One finger lightly dense head with just ok retention. Aroma is chock full of coconut, and big on raw oak. Some vanilla and caramel and a little bit of hops a hint of solventy alcohol, but the aforementioned flavors are the main players. The flavor is big on fresh cut oak and coconut. Some vanilla along with a touch of pine and citrus notes from the hops. There is a distinct tropical nature to this beer. Pretty abundent alcohol flavor on the back end. Pretty huge body, thick, full, and round. I love the Bruery and seek there beers out when possible so I was really happy to have this, but I won't be seeking it out again. To much alcohol, and could use some additional blending so smooth out the divergent flavors. (896 characters)

Photo of Rutager
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with three big fingers of frothy white head. Tons of bubbles rising to the surface.

Smell. Grainy and slightly sour wheat, some clove and a bit of banana with just a trace of fresh barrel wood.

Taste. Grainy wheat, again some clove and a bit of banana, a little pear and just a bit of wood in the finish. Just a slight sourness that helps to cut through the sweet.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. A decent and big wheat beer with a bit of that hefe flavour going on. Not really my thing but it's not terrible. (580 characters)

Photo of rudylaw
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pouring into a tulip glass, a get a colossal head that isn't going down any time soon. When it does recede, I get a pretty golden straw color.

A heavy smell of vanilla, coconut, grapes and an underlying woodiness. This is very unique.

A lot of heat in the initial sip... tons of booze to kick this off. The woodiness is most apparent as is the coconut and vanilla. I'm picking up slight hints of caramel to smooth this out as I continue through the bottle.

I think this beer is too carbonated. The drinkability isn't terrible, but I can already tell you it's going to be a long night's work polishing off this 750ml bottle myself. Halvsies would have been perfect! (667 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - light orangish copper with a nice, dense, thick, foamy, pure white head that has decent retention

S - lemon, yeast, faint vanilla, faint wood

T - huge bourbon notes, fruity, apples, oak, vanilla, yeast, some spice, alcohol

M - medium to full bodied, warm, very crisp

The nose is deceiving. This is a bourbon forward beer. The underlying beer is good but doesn't hold up to the huge woody, earthy, bourbon flavors. It is a complex beer, but the overall product needs balance. In the end, it is a bit unique so in my book it's worth trying. (546 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 Bottle courtesy of BrewtifulMind. Poured in to Bruery tulip.

A - Cloudy medium orange colour with a big yellow glow throughout. Two generous fingers of white head on the pour that receded to a half finger with good retention.

S - Big oak aroma up front with Belgian yeast, some cloves and light citrus notes. There is a slight sour aroma evident that is odd an unexpected but not off-putting. The Mischief seems to dominate the nose and it is difficult to pick up any wheat wine aromas.

T - Oak and bourbon up front that gives way to some grassy hop flavours and Belgian yeast. Some sweet caramel is present in the background. The flavours of the mischief dominate. Not getting the coconut at all. This is good, but not what I expected. The flavours don't seem to come together as well as they could have and the wheatwine is definitely playing the secondary role here. As the beer warms up more of the sweet bready/caramel white oak sap flavours being to show up. The oak plays such a big role here, more so than any other oak aged beer I have had. The finish is dry and contains a good mix of the oak barrel and the Belgian hopping from the Mischief.

M - Medium to full body. Light carbonation.

O - This was not what I expected but still very good. I am very interested to see what some age does to this. (1,320 characters)

Photo of chanokokoro
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage 750 ml bottle poured into The Bruery branded short stemmed tulps/snifters

Pours a hazy gold with amber accents capped with a two finger bright white foamy head. Very good retention, limited amount of splotchy lacing on the glass. The aroma of toasted coconut, vanilla, and a very understated hint of oak on the nose. The taste follows the nose initially coconut and vanilla are both present joined by mild hints of ripe fruit and caramel. Finishes crisp, clean, and dry with a very mild hint of oaky bourbon and medicinal alcohol. Medium bodied with fairly effervescent carbonation. There was a lot about this brew that was unexpected including it's lighter body. Also, there was little overt evdience of barrel aging as it is much more subtle. The crispness of the finish was very pleasing along with many other subtle complexities. (847 characters)

Photo of SLeffler27
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A short-lived, almost immediately dissipating bubbly head forms one or two layers. White Oak is an old brass amber (SRM 6-7) with a slight haze. No lacing on the glass.

The Offero glass helps to bring out fruit aromas of white wine that are quite strong. Vanilla with oak tannins are mixed with spices. The oak aromas become more pronounced with warmth.

Sweetness is offset by light acidity. White wine flavors are strong with lots of oak. The subtle, dry finish adds an odd coconut flavor.

A medium body with light carbonation and light alcohol. It is difficult to accept this is an 11.5% ABV. It is very dry.

While enjoyable it would be better served with a strong cheese. It is remarkably similar to carbonated white wine, if there were such a thing. (757 characters)

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle from 2011

A: poured into an oversize wine glass to a light orange with a rocky two finger head that is slow to fade to a large collar around the glass
S: smells of fruity esters, some spicy yeast, a bit of vanilla and sweetness and some alcohol
T: tastes of vanilla, some fruitiness, spices, a bit of oak, some sweetness from the malt. swallow brings more vanilla, some alcohol and more yeastyness
M: medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation. slightly drying on the finish
O: a solid beer. I'm not exactly a fan of it but it has some good flavors. It's a bit too sweet in my opinion (603 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (769 characters)

Photo of prototypic
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Release

White Oak pours a nice straw yellow color. It’s incredibly hazy. That’s not unusual for the style. Backlighting gives it a slightly gold look. A really nice bone white head covers the top. Carbonation looks active, yielding a head that stands nearly two fingers tall. It seemed to stick around forever. The motor in the bottom of this Samuel Adams glass kept it going. Lacing was sticky and thick.

The nose is pretty weak. It needs quite a bit more strength. Unfortunately, it smells rather average as there’s really not much going on. It does feature some earthy and grainy notes. No big shock there. There is a very light whiskey or bourbon scent. It’s extremely subtle though. As I understand it, only 50% of this was barrel aged. I wouldn’t have guessed that much from the smell. Alcohol is blended pretty well for 11.5%. I’m not getting much at all. Eh. Just okay.

The flavor is much better. Caramel strikes first. It’s sweet and is quite flavor. Anchors things down nicely. It’s followed by a strong mix of grainy and earthy notes. Those resonate throughout. There is a bit of bourbon, but it is rather light and subtle. I still wouldn’t have guessed 50% of this was aged in barrels. Nevertheless, the bourbon flavor works well with the other flavors. Secondary flavors include light oak and coconut. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but it doesn’t seem like 11.5%. Finishes sweet and grainy. Good stuff.

White Oak has a medium body. While the carbonation seems very active, the bubbles feel soft and smooth. It has a nice feel. Since the alcohol is pretty well hidden, it’s deceptively drinkable. Proceed with caution if you’re tackling a 750 solo. It is big!

White Oak is a pretty impressive beer. I was skeptical. For such a big beer, it is rather mild mannered and is definitely tasty. Perhaps three years has taken some of the edge off. Tough to say. It’s good stuff. The nose needs work, but it performs well in all other respects. Easy recommendation. (2,009 characters)

Photo of Bung
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml. Cloudy gold-orange pour, huge billowing white head. I know this looks nice, but damn is it annoying to drink until it recedes, which this tool a long time to do so.

Aroma, very fruity, apple, strawberry, some yeasty spice, clove. Caramel and vanilla is in there, but you have to look a little. A solid dose of citrus as well.

Taste, Caramel, caramel covered strawberry, apple. Booze is present, but to me it always is with Bruery beers, guessing I just don't care for their yeast strain. Some yeasty spice and estery notes. There is some vanilla and earthy oak, but it is kind of kept down by the heat.

Mid bodied, a fair amount of carbonation, but not quite creamy. Alcohol shows with a heavy warmth, could be much better hidden. Barrel aging is extreamely subtle. Certainly a descent enough beer, but another Bruery beer I wouldn't bother with again, especially at the price point. (893 characters)

Photo of MrDanno96
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in February 2012, opened October 2012.

A: Pours a surprisingly bright, golden color. Even a gentle pour produced several fingers of foamy white head. Lots of foamy lacing and lots of bubbles.

S: Definitely some bourbon barrel in this one. Oak and vanilla for sure. Very strong notes of butterscotch, toffee, and caramel as well. Interesting, but maybe a little too sweet.

T: I've had lots of beers that claim to taste like coconut, but this is the first I've ever had where the coconut is actually a prominent flavor. Notes of oak, vanilla, and caramel meld with sweet citrus flavors from the yeast, making for a complex and quite interesting flavor experience. Unless I am mistaken, I don't think there is actually any coconut in this beer, but the flavors combine two create a distinctly coconut-like experience.

M: Despite the enormous head and impressive amount of bubbles, the mouthfeel isn't as crisp as I expected, but still fairly carbonated. Full bodied with a dry finish.

O: An interesting experience for sure. A well-made beer that is extremely complex. But not something I'll come running back to, especially with a price tag near $20. (1,163 characters)

Photo of socon67
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Good Life - Massapequa NY

A - Hazy orange pour with a white foam head. The small bubbles indicate it has some solid carbonation. Lacing is minimal.

S - Scents of maple and vanilla hit the nose and smell very much like a fresh box of Kashi cereal. There is a lingering boozy scent that became more pronounced as the beer warmed.

T - Interesting flavor of vanilla, candy sugar, and maple. Has a tangy flavor that I felt was more of an off-note than something that added to the beer. The complexity is impressive and overall a nice wheatwine.

M - Incredibly sessionable for the style; the ABV was masked well. Carbonation could be toned down a little. Started to have a slight seltzer vibe. Feels heavy.

O - Good example of a style that's not typical for me nor one I've had a bunch of. I like the complexity and ease of drinking this. (852 characters)

Photo of ritzkiss
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml sent my way by the generous fishbowled, had at our mega Bruery tasting.

Pours a cloudy fresh squeezed apple juice color with about 2 plus fingers of foamy head.

Nose is the most superior aspect of this beer, nice and fruity pear, apple, white grapes, touch of graininess, esters, honey. Fresh yet big and sweet.

Body doesn't seem as integrated, bourbon coming through and not really jiving with the rest of it IMO. Honey sweetness, coconut, vanilla, pear and apple, orange, grains, alcohol shows in the finish too much, pretty hot. Heavy carb which seemed slightly overdone.

Not really bad (in fact, still pretty good) but with all the Bruery beer we had this one was kinda "meh" for me, a bit of a mess that perhaps would integrate better with some time. (765 characters)

White Oak from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.