Vitis Series: Oui Oui - The Bruery

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 22
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-20-2012

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.
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Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 41
Photo of ptykozoon
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow, no head.

Funk, sour grape, lemon.

Bread, lotsa sour, oak, lime, cherry, complex, very good.

Medium carbonation - perfect for beer, abv tastes about right if not slightly less.

Very tasty beer. One of the best Bruery beers I've had..

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks merc, back to back with the Pinot lambicus
The beer pours a cloudy light golden yellow with no head. The nose is slightly sweet with slight notes of grape. The taste is very tart with a light grape/oak and distinct sourness. This beer's mouthfeel is intensely sour with a dry & sweet finish. It's very tart (cantillon tart) with a slightly nutty after-aftertaste. Great beer, better than the Pinot lambicus, that's definitely a serious sour.

Photo of starrdogg
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a pretty light white head and minimal lacing, carbonation looks a bit low. Aroma is very nice, it is lactic sour with some oak, and the grape comes through as well, can't wait to taste it. Flavor is very vinegar-forward and very sour, the oak and grape come through in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, pretty hefty for a wild. Overall this is a nice sour, I wish it was a little more grape/wine heavy, but I can't complain. It is just a little more vinegary than expected.

Photo of thagr81us
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of rudzud
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split with JLindros. Reviewed from notes.

A - No head whatsoever here. I mean noting. This pours like a glass of white wine, which while good is not really what I expect. This looks pretty good though.

S - Bursts of grains and Chardonnay. Oak barrels, white grapes. Just insanely enticing bread and vinous.

T - Wow. So much great dry white wine and sourness. Sour white grapes and oak. Some light bread/yeast. Very, very much like a a drie fountene.

M - Flat, absolutely no carbonation at all. Drinks like a white wine. A sour white wine. Very dry and delicious.

O - Over wow, this is a super sour glass of white wine and oak. This is really, really tasty. Wish we had another bottle of this.

Photo of raveskdr
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of jlindros
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No head, not even bubbles from the pour, wow, more like a wine than a beer, slight hazy golden lemonade yellow colored.

nose great sour lambic like, tart bright fruit, light musty vinous chardonnay like aroma, great sour malt, just like a great lambic.

Taste had a great tart flavor, sour malts, light lemon, tart fruit flavors, again a nice lambic, light bready malts, quite dry, a bit of a light chardonnay vinous flavor, hint of vanilla oak, sour white grapes, hint of tart berry, juicy but just a bit lighter than a drie fonteinen. There is a nice acidity too that doesn't overpower. Finish is tart, phlemmy, light sour fruit and little bready malt. Abv is well hidden, wish I could drink tons of this.

Mouth is lighter bodied, acidic, lack of carbonation to refresh the palate hurts a bit.

Overall other than the lack of carbonation this is an awesome beer, great tartness, light chardonnay, bit of bready malts, drinkable other than carb, just great. Wish I had more of these.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DovaliHops
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jvillefan
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of BrewtifulMind
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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