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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 400
Gots: 327 | 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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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%

Grabbed a couple growlers at a Bruery tap takeover at Bierkraft last year. Just getting around to posting the review now:

A - Looks almost like tokaji, a foggy light taupe with very little head

S - Vanilla and cake batter. A little cinnamon and brown sugar spice from the barrel but none of the smoke. Exceptionally smooth, desserty nose with just a hint of banana and cherry.

T - Lots of toffee, vanilla and something akin to a honey-bran muffin. Some milky (or perhaps even ... white) chocolate, banana, and a hint of lemon peel. Zero bitterness, or any hop presence. Comparable to Utopias in that regard. It does approximate white chocolate, but I'd compare it more to the creme in a cherry cordial.

M - Sticky, medium consistency. The high ABV means it's definitely hot.

O - One of the tastier Bruery offerings and the best wheatwine I've had (but let's be clear: I've only had a handful of wheatwines). Glad I split this up in tasters of about 9 oz. Anything more than that would have put me to sleep.


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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

The pour is a murky light brown, no visible head. Bubbles coming from the bottom, some nice film around the glass. Smell is sweet and huge with white chocolate flavor. What a great smelling beer. There's a sweet bourbon start on the flavor, then falls back to a smooth white chocolate and vanilla after taste. You can also pick up oak, and the alcohol burn isn't overwhelming. It's incredibly sweet but it's so flavorful. Medium mouthfeel, slightly carbonated, thought it would be more bubbly from the appearance, but I'm glad it's not. Nice unique beer and a great sipper.

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2012 bottle. Slightly hazy golden-amber color, minimal head or lace.

Smells good - vanilla, coconut, caramel malt; cohesive and quite appetizing.

Tastes like it smells - vanilla, coconut, light chocolate, light honey/caramel, a bit of dried fruit along the lines of golden raisin, and nice hit of bourbon in the finish. On the sweet side, but appropriately so. Cohesive and quite tasty.

Medium bodied, fine cushy carbonation, sugary;. Surprisingly easy to drink for the sweetness and alcohol levels; goes down easy. Goes well with Pepperidge Farm Brussels cookies.

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White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.