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Vitis Series: Oui Oui - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 20
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The second beer in our Vitis Series line of beer that have been fermented with grapes. For Oui Oui we used a first running press of Chardonnay grapes from the central coast and added them to our sour blonde ale. The beer was then aged in oak barrels that had originally been used to store wine, imparting even more of that chardonnay-like quality. The final beer has a pleasant funk which compliments the stone fruit and white wine-like character.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-20-2012)
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Reviews by craytonic:
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3.58/5  rDev -8.2%

Appearance: Very little head, golden piss-clear with a very slight haze.

Smell: Sharply acidic with some chardonnay barrels

Smell: Acid, faint chardonnay grapes, oak

Mouthfeel: very thin and low carbonation.

Overall: Not that impressive. Way too acidic with no funk or anything else to add depth of flavor.

craytonic, Mar 29, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

warnerry, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Callmecoon, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with no real head. The aroma has a ton of tart wheat in it, as well as some acidic notes like you get from chardonnay. The flavor is similar. I get a ton of tart wheat and apple notes, as well as some oak and white wine grape notes. The tartness level is very high and really makes my mouth pucker. Medium mouthfeel and very little, if any, carbonation. A very nice sour beer.

Mora2000, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Clear light goldenrod in color with zero visible carbonation. This pours still as water. It's not a particularly unattractive beer, but some carbonation would be nice. This leaves the glass only shiny on its way down the glass.

The aroma is white grape and chardonnay heavy, along with some mild earth, and definitely sweet candy notes. Mild acidic character, but the grapes and wine barrels are definitely dominant. Enjoyable.

White grapes, chardonnay, oak, a bit of sour tartness, and a mild yeast presence make up the majority of this beer's flavor. Sweet toffee notes are present as well.

Thin to medium bodied with zero carbonation. Bubbles would have helped this one.

Good, interesting, and unique, but not a particularly exciting beer. A wonderful beer to introduce white wine drinkers to. Carbonation would have really helped this one.

ehammond1, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

Shared by nasty 31 @ NWI bottle share

A - Light, hazy soft yellow. Light carbonation and no head

S - Tart vinegar, lemon, sweet Chardonnay grape, slight butter

T - Tart white vinegar up front that almost makes you pucker. There is lemon, light oak, and slight butter. Finish is lots of tart vinegar that lingers near the end.

MF - Light carbonation, slight astringent and dry. Actually rather creamy and buttery beer in the middle

O - Solid sour with nice vinegar tartness. Slight buttery, creaminess that you don't always find which make it nice and slightly different than normal

jeonseh, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

acurtis, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of JosephThompson
4/5  rDev +2.6%

JosephThompson, Sep 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

tylermains, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

leschkie, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Crazydaddyo, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours like a glass of slightly carbonated wine. Clear deep golden body. No real head, just a few stray bubbles.

Smell - Lots of grape and wine presence. Slight funk but more of a must about it. Almost like a bit of lambic were poured into a glass of Chardonnay.

Taste - Dominated by wine characteristics. Lots of grapes and green apple tartness. Not really all that sour until a sulfuric bite at the very end. A significant amount of grape juice sweetness. The finish has a bit of wood to it.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation, but it helps. It's too heavy and needs as much carbonation as possible.

Overall - Second time drinking this. Wasn't all that impressed either time. Nice aroma, but just way too much grape to let the beer show any character.

Alieniloquium, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of IKR
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: Clear straw-yellow with small white head mostly consisting of large bubbles that quickly disappeared.

Smell: Barnyard funk and tart grape notes.

Taste: Mild barnyard funk and white wine notes come through in the taste. The beer finishes with the white wine notes. The finish is dry and crisp. The beer is more on the tart side of the spectrum rather than on the sour side. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light-bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: The taste profile is good but a little more carbonation might have added some sparkle.

IKR, Apr 15, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +8.5%

Big thanks goes out to StayWhatYouAre2 for sharing this one at his own pre-marriage tasting! Thanks Alex! Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured neon yellow with a minimal white head that subsided to none quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, citrus, citrus rine, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, citrus, citrus rine, tart, and sour. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I was really surprised at what I found upon first inspection of this one. This was definitely the most our brew that we tasted that evening by far. It had a nice balance to it though which made it quite easy to drink and rather enjoyable. I would have no problem at all crushing a full bottle of this one. Definitely worth seeking out if you have not had it before.

thagr81us, Jul 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

GRG1313, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

SpdKilz, Jan 12, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Thanks for this, ObeMaltKinobee!! Love them Bruery sours.

Appearance. Pours a light, hazy straw-gold with no head to speak of, just some fine bubbles in the liquid that don't really seem to even make it to the surface.

Smell. Some sweet wheat and sour white wine grapes along with some great funky barrel. There's a bit of lemon and saltine crackers as well.

Taste. Sour green grapes, lemons and a little apple. Some of that nice oak and funk, and even the saltine crackers that I was smelling, complete with salt. Nice tasting stuff. Where's the booze??

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with low carbonation.

Overall. A great tasting (and smelling) brew. Could have used a little more carbonation, but it's a small complaint.

Rutager, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

mdillon86, Jun 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, May 16, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -12.1%

Bottle to Bruery tulip.

A - Bright pale yellow colour with a few clear bubbles from the pour but otherwise no head at all. Appears to be very lightly carbonated.

S - Sour/tartness up front with some funk. Some lighter oak notes are present (didn't think this one was oak aged though?) but not much else going on. Can't pick out the grapes.

T - A big sour/tartness up front with some funk. Grapes shows up in the middle and add a nice element of flavour to the beer.

M - Light to medium body with very low carbonation. The low carbonation suits the beer very well.

O - An interesting beer.

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

hoppymcgee, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jsanford, Mar 08, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours clear gold with no head and only a few bubbles despite an aggressive pour.

Smells like chardonnay. Lots of tart white grape along with oak and some mustiness.

May have accidentally opened a bottle of wine. Taste like a slightly tarter chardonnay. Lots of light grape tartness with oak. A bit more sour than the nose lets on. Finishes dry and again chardonnay like.

Fairly light mouthfeel with low carbonation levels.

Bottom line: If you are a wine person especially dry whites, this will be right up your alley. I enjoyed it, but would have preferred a bit heavier carbonation. Curious to see what some age does to my other bottle.

jmarsh123, May 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

kk73, Apr 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

largadeer, Feb 27, 2013
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Vitis Series: Oui Oui from The Bruery
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