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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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Ratings: 852
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

NathanFink, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Sarge3130, Oct 25, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +7.2%

6/18/13 bottle that opened cleanly with no gush. Slightly cloudy orange/blonde body with a little white head around the top. You can smell the white chocolate especially as it warms. A hint of vanilla and some bourbon on the nose as well. Oak notes on the nose and in the taste. The finish is incredible. It leaves your tongue coated in white chocolate flavor. A truly impressive beer that is definitely delivering the ABV. It doesn't overpower, and it isn't nearly as hot as other fresh Bruery bourbon beers. Very little tartness. Quite a dessert indeed.

PHBoiler, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ste5venla, Oct 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Greigh, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JMBSH, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

LotsofLupulin, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of jeff1973
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured from a 750ml into a Bruery tulip. 2013 vintage. Released around 8/1/13, so around 3 mos old now. Bought from the Bruery for $29.99 ($25.50 w/ discount). Note: Bottle did not gush or explode when opened. Did have way to much wax on it.

A - Very cloudy apricot color. Looks like unfiltered apple cider. Not the most appealing. Eggshell head leaves minimal lacing.

S - Coconut, vanilla, butterscotch, white chocolate, tartness. Very pungent and a lot going on. Enjoyable.

T - The coconut, vanilla, and butterscotch are right up front. Then the tartness hits you. It is very subtle, not vinegary, more tart apple flavor. On the end you get the creamy white chocolate.

M - Body is on the light side of full. Doesn't coat your mouth, but has some substance. Has a slightly watery finish, not isn't the best.

O - Had the 2012 and thought it was much better from what I remember. Fuller body and lower tartness. Will open a 2012 in the next few days to compare.

jeff1973, Oct 17, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +9.1%

(2013 WC)
Beautiful appearance, (some sembelance of a hazy) light orange with initial 1.5 inch head which quickly dissipates.
Smell is that of bourbon, milk chocolate, and vanilla.
Mouthfeel is soft, some degree of cloying but just the right amount. Very low carbonation.
Taste is fun! Small degree of citrus from the wheat, followed by chocolate notes and vanilla, lots of vanilla (maybe too much)
Alcohol is present in some sips, others not so much. The only element I found to be out of whack was a little too much vanilla.
Overall better than I expected. Would buy again.

Crawfordesquire, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

riemster, Oct 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

cestlavie, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ZombieJester, Oct 12, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MITCHELLMPLS, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SkiBum22, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

gueuzegossage, Oct 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

cjohal85, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BeerSnobDougie, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

damienblack, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Roger85, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

woodchip, Oct 07, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +13%

A - The color of wheat. Golden brown and very cloudy. Lots of sediment floating around and very cloudy. Poured a thin white head that vanished pretty quickly. Not really sure how to rate the appearance of a wheat wine.

S - Very surprising how strong the white chocolate fragrance is. The white chocolate is followed up by a sour fruit smell of grapes, cranberries, and black berries.

T - Lots of chocolate that transforms into a white wine. The warmer this brew got the more the chocolate really stood out. Plenty of oak in the back end and the taste really finishes like a wine. Might be the most unique flavor I've tasted in a beer that is actually good.

M - Very light and VERY dry. Really drinks like a chardonnay. Very smooth for such a high ABV.

O - I'm very pleased with the uniqueness of this beer. This is a true work of art that I'm sure isn't for everyone. I'd love to try it on tap.

ThePaleRider, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mwgroove23, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

deuce9259, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

EB1, Sep 28, 2013
White Chocolate from The Bruery
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