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Vitis Series: Oui Oui - The Bruery

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87
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 19
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 00:13:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-14-2014 14:14:49 | More by ShanePB
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 13:42:11 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-11-2012 19:21:46 | More by bsuedekum
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-09-2012 15:15:19 | More by aasher
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 18:05:11 | More by rudzud
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip.

2.5 A: Mildly hazed urine yellow color. No head forms and there doesn't appear to be much, if any, carbonation at all.

3.5 S: This definitely has some strong Chardonnay notes. Vinous tart grape, strong melon, vanilla, oak, and plenty of acetic acid. This is both quite tart and almost as sour for those who can relate to my usage of the words. Also some earthy notes with rotting wood, apple orchard, and some musty basement. Not a whole lot of complexity, but good enough.

3.5 T: I kept waffling between a 3.0 and a 3.5 for this. It's got some good qualities, but also some bad ones with lack of complexity being foremost. Acetic acid sourness. Tart white grape, vinous, melon, vanilla, and oak. The sourness dominates though. It totally overpowers the fruit and funk. Also lots of tangy lactic acid. This is quite tangy.

3.0 M: Medium body. Almost no carbonation. I'm okay with this not having carbonation as it kinda tastes like wine anyway, but it would be much better with some. It would help cut the sourness anyway.

3.0 D: 3.0 here to make up for the 3.5 I gave the taste. It's not a bad beer, but it lacks depth while overemphasizing the sour.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 06:35:08 | More by DavoleBomb
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours like a Chardonnay, golden yellow and flat.

S - Smells like a Chardonnay. Fruity sweetness, light tannins, oak, light acidity. The grape notes are really nice in this beer as well.

T - Tastes like a Chardonnay. More fruits and grapes then the nose with less acidity and tannins. If you like wine, you'll like this beer. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden for 9%. Finish is sweet grapes and like oak.

M - Medium, flat, dry finish.

O - I really liked this beer, even with it being flat as a pancake. Being a wine-lover, I think it helped me make amends with it being still and I was still able to appreciate the beer for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 18:49:18 | More by Sean9689
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2012 13:07:41 | More by Holland
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ehammond1


3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 23:35:00 | More by ehammond1
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2013 15:05:21 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Epic Bruery sour/wild tasting, 3/4/2012

Pours out looking just like chardonnay. Straw yellow, no head, just a few fine bubbles. Aroma mixes wine, malt and funk. As it warms a buttery note akin to malolactic starts to show up. Vinegary with a bit of acetone and some grape. Low sourness, medium body, low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 02:39:52 | More by kscaldef
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ngeunit1

California

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 07:18:51 | More by ngeunit1
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-25-2013 23:46:02 | More by warnerry
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-08-2013 00:02:52 | More by jsanford
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DarthKostrizer

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-04-2013 16:49:02 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-09-2013 17:33:13 | More by ncaudle
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-18-2012 12:03:53 | More by mdillon86
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-11-2014 02:57:43 | More by Smarty_Pints
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-27-2013 19:07:58 | More by millerbuffoon
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 00:49:47 | More by Rutager
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.06/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 00:46:01 | More by ThePorterSorter
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-01-2012 23:59:08 | More by hoppymcgee
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, 2012
HF stem

A: Pours slightly hazy. Bright yellow orange. Not a lot of head. Slight collar of bright white head.

S: Dry. White wine. Oak. Buttery. Chardanay like. Funk/sour.

T: Very sour. I actually feel what people have mentioned about oxidized. Dry buttery oak. Dry finish.

M: Lighter side of medium.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 03:38:22 | More by inlimbo77
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-05-2013 14:56:58 | More by vonnegut21
Vitis Series: Oui Oui from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.