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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

836 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 395
Gots: 323 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  14.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The primary component of our "White Oak" ale is a 100% barrel aged wheat wine that we affectionately refer to as "White Oak Sap." Essentially a "summer" barley-wine style ale, but made with a wheat heavy grain base, White Oak Sap is aged in used bourbon barrels for nearly a year and comes out rich in flavors of coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of the beer, we've added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate...hence the name.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-07-2012)
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Reviews by kevanb:
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kevanb

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

The beer pours a nice honey color, light amber with touches of orange and light brown when struck by the light. A nice, thick, soapy, white head appears momentarily but dissipates briefly leaving behind no lacing. The aroma starts powerful white chocolate, touches of caramel, light vanilla and oaky bourbon, it's quite smooth, potently rich but very inviting. The flavors are right in line, but a touch more complex, light, sweet chocolate straight away with a ton of caramel flavor behind it, vanilla eases its way behind them nicely, touches of bourbon, chewy oak with some honey and light hoppy citrus at the finish. The flavors meld quite nicely together, providing a nice balance between the strong rich flavors and the lighter more effervescent flavors. The body is a bit thinner than I'd like with a touch more carbonation than anticipated, but it coats the mouth nicely and finishes smoothly.

Verdict: A very nice bourbon barrel beer from The Bruery. While certainly a sweet, sipping beer, the richness is moderately kept in check making this a great beer to share for desert.

01-21-2013 22:21:33 | More by kevanb
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Somewhat murky dark cream and light amber in color with a very small off-white head. There's not a lot of visible carbonation, but some. This leaves the glass oily and spotted with stick. Not a particularly attractive beer, and surprisingly light in color.

The aroma is something quite special and unlike anything I've experienced before in a beer; it's like walking into a Coldstone Creamery. Big notes of sweet vanilla cream, waffle cones, white chocolate, cake batter ice cream, and mild grain combine for something quite extraordinary.

The flavor isn't quite as impactful, though lovely amounts of vanilla, bourbon, wood, white chocolate, and waffle cone combine quite nicely. Moderate bitterness, and the alcohol is hidden exceptionally well considering the beast this beer actually is. Impressive and flavorful, though not as complex as Black Tuesday, Melange 3, and Fruet, to name a few recent Bruery world-beaters.

Full in body with low-moderate carbonation.

Just awesome. I don't think anybody actually expected this to taste/resemble white chocolate, but...it does!

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A: Ripe apricot. Hazy. Barely any lacing.

S: Big bourbon barrel character with caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch.

T: Very hot. Once the booze burn dissipates you get a wash of vanilla and caramel. The cacao nibs aren't particularly noticeable but that may be the light color affecting my experience of the flavor. There's an apple-esque tartness in the finish; not an infection tartness but perhaps some esters from the base wheatwine.

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White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.