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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:
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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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ffOpusx

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-15-2012 18:22:40 | More by ffOpusx
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ptykozoon

California

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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..

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 01:56:36 | More by ptykozoon
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wyatt

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-13-2012 18:26:03 | More by wyatt
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Mora2000

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 22:01:54 | More by Mora2000
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a honey yellow, not unlike Chardonnay, with some sloppy white head that disappears to a ring almost immediately. Looks still.

S: Burst of sour tropical fruit and lemon, lots of sour, a little funk, and very subtle vanilla/oak which comes out more as it warms. Decidedly vinous.

T: Lemon and some tropical fruits, a little white grape. Very sour, like sour apple Warheads level sour, that's even on the palate through the long finish. The sourness seems to tame as it warms, and more of the oak shows through. Near cellar temperature is a definite improvement over the beer right out of the fridge.

M: Medium body and light carbonation.

O: Tasty, and on the higher end of the sour spectrum. A nice substitute for a white wine. The alcohol is not at all noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 04:48:31 | More by pmarlowe
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 10:52:10 | More by thagr81us
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dcloeren

Texas

2.43/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had at our June tasting and had to review this brew because it hurt my taste buds feelings.

Pours a hazy pear juice color with absolutely no head.

The aroma on this beer is atrocious! Stings the nostrils and not in a good way like Sex Panther. The acidity of this beer dominates the aroma to the point that I can't smell any of the subtle aromas. Fail.

The taste pics up the slack a tad from where the nose dropped the ball but it's still below avg. Extreme white grape sourness with equal parts lemon juice. My jaw will be clenched for the rest of the night.

The mouthfeel is light and crisp and about the only category this beer got right.

Overall this beer makes being an REserve Series member not worth it. This beer reminds me of a quote by Ron Jeremy. It can "suck my dick."

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 02:20:16 | More by dcloeren
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-28-2012 06:17:28 | More by GRG1313
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curly31989

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-22-2012 14:06:30 | More by curly31989
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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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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2012 13:07:41 | More by Holland
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-18-2012 12:03:53 | More by mdillon86
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stxSS07

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2012 05:17:01 | More by stxSS07
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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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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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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 21:26:31 | More by jmarsh123
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-31-2012 02:58:46 | More by imperialking
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brystmar

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been fortunate enough to try this on numerous occasions since its release earlier this year, and I must say it's already developing quite nicely. The only constant across the bottles I've sampled is that it's ugly: zero head and a translucent, murky body. Must...subtract...beergeek...points...

The earlier bottles had sulfuric qualities to the nose, but thankfully that's mostly gone now in favor juicy chardonnay grapes and must. Taste is funky, tart, and juicy; plenty of sourness and acidity that some may find offensive, although I love it. No sign of the 9%(!) alcohol.

Oui Oui has already improved significantly since its release and is drinking pretty well right now. I'm excited to see how it will change in the next 12 months.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 17:55:40 | More by brystmar
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is why I am a RS member, so I can try goodies like this. Bottle opened on 5.15.12.

A - Pours a slightly hazy, sorry to say, urine yellow with a few white large bubbles that are gone instantly.

S - Tart and white wine-like. Grapes for sure.

T - A very tart chardonnay. Super sour.

D - Low carbonation and a thin body.

O - The chardonnay grapes are there, but this one is super sour. Difficult to pick up much else.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 05:06:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Jakers90

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-16-2012 02:58:16 | More by Jakers90
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MrTopher

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-10-2012 18:39:46 | More by MrTopher
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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

Pennsylvania

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

750 ml bottle into a matching bruery snifter. The brew appears a pale straw color that is fairly clear with a few bubbles during a vigorous pour that doesnt leave any head. A hearty swirl doesn't release any bubbles to the surface.

The smell is bold with white grape notes overtop an earthy lactic character. The vinous notes are bright and lively which is an enjoyable inclusion that mingles well with the lemony scent that is also evident. As it warms up, it gets a bit cheesy and funky across the back.

The taste is quite tart with wild elements that are a bit earthy. The white grape inclusion is also prominent which delivers a nice transition from grape juice into lemony tartness. It gets progressively more sharp with sour qualities as it warms up. The lactic quality mixes with a mild earthen flavor that accents a seemingly strong flavor of grape skins, not just the expected juicy element.

This is a light bodied brew with too low of a level of carbonation. You can't quite call it flat because it does have a very mild touch of carbonation but having some more life to it would have made the flavors pop more and would have increased the overall drinkability quite a bit for me. I enjoy beer with grape inclusion so I was happy to give this one a try. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to what I was hoping. I would certainly drink it again if it had a bit more carbonation but as-is im not totally digging it. After the fact thought: I didnt realize how high the alcohol is in this. To this brew's credit the abv is hidden quite well.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 18:01:20 | More by stakem
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-03-2012 13:36:13 | More by JMRSN
Vitis Series: Oui Oui from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.