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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: 19
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-24-2013 23:43:07 | More by Hophead717
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California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-10-2013 02:30:31 | More by billab914
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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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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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-02-2013 04:19:23 | More by t0rin0
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-27-2013 21:29:17 | More by largadeer
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Azrael


3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-09-2013 06:12:20 | More by Azrael
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litheum94

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-04-2013 04:29:35 | More by litheum94
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 16:42:40 | More by jeonseh
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2013 05:38:22 | More by brotherloco
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2.79/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Talk about an odd pour - I poured vigorously to get maybe an inch of very large bubble head - looked like it was more agitation than carbonation. Then, the beer began to fizz and I got a film of dense bubbles which receded extremely quickly. After this, I can see bubbling throughout the beer but absolutely zero head left atop the beer. It is a very nice clear golden color, though.

S: Strong lemony, lactic acid aroma is most evident, with a bit of acetic acid in the background. I get strong chardonnay aromas, a bit buttery but not overwhelming. I also get some horse blanket funk in there add to the complexity. This beer actually smells quite nice.

T: And all the great complexity I got in the aroma is completely gone. This tastes like a mixture of lemon, orange, and grape juice. Not as in I get flavors reminding me of those juices, as in it actually tastes like a mixture of those juices.

M: Basically flat and on the thick side.

O: The aroma of this beer is tremendous. Very complex. The flavor, though, is not good. I guess there were no flavors that were actually bad, it's just the beer tastes like a mixture of juices. I wasn't expecting a ton from this beer, but I didn't exactly expect this.

I'm not sure I've ever had a beer with such a difference in the quality of the smell and the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 19:27:31 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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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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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2013 21:37:55 | More by MordorMongo
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2013 20:05:58 | More by spycow
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-12-2013 20:54:06 | More by SpdKilz
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-09-2013 15:19:25 | More by leschkie
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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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pale golden color without much of a head; looks rather like a white wine with just a few bubbles lazily drifting from the bottom of the glass

Smell: Funk and tartness, with a white wine grape character that rounds out the aroma

Taste: The white wine grape, oak and sour flavors merge, up front, with the yeasty funk adding complexity in the middle; the oak as well as a hint of sweetness build in the finish

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of medium-bodied with very little carbonation

Overall: A worthy wild that verges into the vinous territory

Thanks, bobertkuekn, for bringing this to share at the ORF release

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 13:02:01 | More by brentk56
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-03-2012 18:11:42 | More by rowingbrewer
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-03-2012 14:54:39 | More by Rempo
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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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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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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-17-2012 07:47:58 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
Vitis Series: Oui Oui from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.