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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 405
Gots: 342 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

nebuchadnezzer, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

wyatt13, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of champ103
2.33/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Pours an opaque cloudy orange color. A white head forms, but recedes to nothing with no lace.

Forgoing my usual review outline, I have know idea how to rate this. My first bottle was sickly and cloyingly sweet with bitter chocolate. Taste basically the same. Though recent bottles have yielded and out of whack, pungent and acidic sourness. The feel is supper thick, and overly resinous. Hot alcohol all the way through.

Every time I have had this, it has been a chore to put away a few ounces. Not something I have ever remembered enjoying. Non infected bottle or not. A poorly made beer.

champ103, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jaydoc, Jul 04, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 edition. I tried an infected 2013 version and, while interesting, wasn't appropriate to review.

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.

M: Not as thick as I had anticipated but very hot. The burn runs from the mouth all the way to the stomach.

O: It's a pleasure finally getting to try this. A beautiful scent, a good flavor. Was it worth the hunt? Perhaps, perhaps not. I am, however, looking forward to trying the next version.

01001111, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

stephensinner, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Rothobinide, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

roysand, Jun 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.8%

ThreeFishes, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

redfox405, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

cletusdog, Jun 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

strohme2, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Telly13, Jun 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

wrightst, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Chingringo, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

kjrod20, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

keags_beer, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

cwreay90, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 1. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Murky light amber body. Thin collar with a few bubbles on the surface.

Smell - Lots of vanilla and chocolate. Bourbon. Harsh booziness. Really does smell like white chocolate, though.

Taste - Bourbon and vanilla up front. Chocolate is very strong. The white chocolate flavor is still apparent, but not like the smell. Sweet with a hint of grain. Intense vanilla bean finish.

Mouthfeel - Harsh and boozy. Medium carbonation. You taste every bit of the ABV.

Overall - The white chocolate concept is spot on, but the vanilla is as intense as vanilla extract.

Alieniloquium, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

TheBeer, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

oldsailor, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

thebeerprophet, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

sirsteve42, Jun 12, 2014
White Chocolate from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.