Vitis Series: Oui Oui - The Bruery
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4.4/5 rDev +12.8%
750mL into tulip
A- Comes out of the bottle pretty still even after a vigorous pour. It bubbles at best but settles almost instantly. Looks like a Chard but I'm pretty sure they called it Oui Oui because it looks just like piss.
S- It has a bright smell. Heavy notes of white grapes, obviously. Also some tart apples and lemon. Nothing too funky going on here. Smells like wine.
T- Really tart up front. Nice and sour. Has the typical tart fruit flavors, green apples, lemon, sour grapes. The chardonnay grapes really shine through, definitely impressed by this.
M- It definitely lacks carbonation, there is the slightest amount evident. I'm not sure if this was intended to be like that, but I don't think it hurts it at all. It complements the taste perfectly.
O- I thought this was excellent. This was the first time I have had a beer made with wine grapes so I have nothing to compare it to, but I think this was an excellent representation of what they were going for. I'm not a wine drinker, but this is something I could sip on all day.
04-06-2012 08:38:47 | More by BrewtifulMind
4.36/5 rDev +11.8%
A: A very light yellow body with almost no head.
S: Very strong funk. One of the strongest I've ever had. Incredibly sour with some wine in the background.
T: Very acidic to start off. It then transitions to a white wine flavor. Grapes come up next. It finishes with a subtle creamy texture.
M: Nice and heavy and silky body. The carbonation is a little low but still good.
O: Very interesting. Very good.
05-08-2013 00:22:35 | More by jvillefan
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
From notes. Big ups (again) to Matt (Starrdogg) for sharing his bottle. One of many from the Reserve Society that I will get to try this year because of him.
A - Most beers just look exactly like they should for the style. And this one is no different. Straw color with nice head.
S - Somewhat funky. Very slight grape notes.
T - Wow. Very nice vinous notes along with a great amount of tartness. Yet, still very drinkable. Slight wood from the barrel. The buttery Chard taste that comes through in Temptation is non existent in this one (thank God). It delivered on the taste end.
M - A bit too heavy for a sour, but it reminds me of the mouthfeel from all the big RR sours. Sourness sticks around and makes you crave more.
O - Definitely a good start to the 2012 Bruery Reserve beers. A very solid beer.
03-04-2012 18:31:36 | More by raveskdr
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
A - Clear golden-orange with a thin layer of bubbly head. Fades quickly.
S - Sweet wheat, oak, chardonnay, peach, green apple, and other tart green fruits, lemon zest and some other acidity, some funky yeasts, and a hint of booze.
T - Sweet wheat, sharp sourness, chardonnay, oak, vanilla, green apple, peach, and other tart green fruits, lemon zest, funky yeasts, lactic acid, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sour, and warming finish.
D - Nice wild ale. Good tart and sourness and good overall balance.
03-07-2013 07:18:51 | More by ngeunit1
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
Poured very aggressively, and no head whatsoever...kinda disappointing. Pours a hazy, golden, straw-like color with just a hint of orange. Scent makes up for the still, wine-like appearance. Aroma is VERY similar to a fine chardonnay with just a bit more funk to it. Tons of white grape aroma and sharp, acidic notes. A bit of stinky cheese as well. Lovin the nose on this...Taste is initially heavy in the grape department. Sweet, red, white, and green grapes all mashed together with some sour grapes as well. The more sips I take, the more it drinks like a chardonnay than a wild ale. I could see white wine lovers falling head over heels for this beer...not nearly as sour as I was expecting, or as the nose implied. VERY complex...best use of grapes I've experienced in a beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied...no carbonation, but it fits with the taste, as it definitely drinks like a wine (no disrespect to Tomme, but he could learn from this one). Slightly acidic that leaves the teeth and gums tingly. Drinkability is high...ABV slightly detected in the throat...a tad warming. Overall, I'm not a big fan of wine, but I really enjoy this beer. The lack of carbonation seems to work with this one.
04-10-2012 06:09:17 | More by DovaliHops
Vitis Series: Oui Oui from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.