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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
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818 Ratings
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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 393
Gots: 322 | 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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cxr1037

California

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed on 6/8/13, paired with white chocolate bark.

Smells like someone dropped white chocolate into a bottle of bourbon. Obviously white chocolate, oak, bourbon.

Taste was much the same. This was a truly decadent beer! However, I don't know how often I could have something like this without getting sick. It tastes strong (which it most certainly is), and it's almost sickly sweet (though maybe that's because I was eating white chocolate alongside it!).

Mouthfeel was very pleasant. Moderate carbonation. It feels heavy in the mouth, but not like syrup, which is what I was thinking it would be like.

Overall a fantastic product. I would strongly recommend pairing this with white chocolate desserts. However, any more than the 4 or 5 ounces I had would probably result in me feeling quite ill.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 02:06:08 | More by cxr1037
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-09-2013 23:11:56 | More by brother_kenneth
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

06-06-2013 03:31:38 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-06-2013 01:34:07 | More by savagepm
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blessings on the alley of bigdaddypolite for this bottle, pulled from his stash as a Reserve Society member. As a card-carrying lover of wheatwines, this was high on my list. Now it's in my glass. 750ML bottle split with my wife.

The pour is an opaque apricot that borders on still water. Nose is wildly like White Bark Chocolate, along with a ton of vanilla & some caramel. My wife says it smells like my Belgian Waffles with bourbon maple syrup on them. I'm taking that as a complement.

White Chocolate resembles a wheatwine, & a beer, only to someone who might not know what those words mean in English; this is a huge beer. Bourbon is rampant, the white chocolate is a sweet blast on the tongue, & hand-cranked vanilla ice cream. Caramel present but bludgeoned to death by its overbearing neighbors. Wheat? None I can sense. Don't drink this near open flames, there's enough alcohol to make my eyes begin to glaze over. Amazingly smooth, almost creamy, slips down the throat with velvet ease. Pretty sure I could take down the whole bomber. Not so sure I could make it up two flights of stairs afterwards.

This 'beer' most closely resembles a fancy after-dinner chocolate liquer, both in taste, apparent alcohol content, & mouthfeel. The Bruery knows how to make big beer bombs, both the good kind & the bad. This is one of the former. Sneaking over the border of excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 02:38:59 | More by maximum12
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

750mL waxed bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to Matt for sharing!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Produced some white froth and lacing.

(S)- So sweet! I totally get the name of this beer with the sheer and pure mountains of white chocolate this has in the aroma. One of the few times the name really does fit how the beer truly is.

(T)- Again, the name totally fits this. A huge sweet and rich white chocolate profile. Really no other way to describe this other than an immensely sweet, liquid alcoholic white chocolate.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level meets and extremely sweet white chocolate profile. Damn is this sweet though. Almost cloyingly too sweet for me.

(O)- This is so sugary sweet, but damn it does it fit the name perfectly. Very interesting to say the least. Very happy we split this 5 ways.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 19:58:58 | More by sweemzander
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-04-2013 11:56:27 | More by MichiganderHB
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GrindFatherBob

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-03-2013 18:58:59 | More by GrindFatherBob
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henskejk

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-03-2013 15:05:52 | More by henskejk
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bird22

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2013 04:22:08 | More by bird22
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itsiilegal

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2013 03:43:20 | More by itsiilegal
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip glass. 2012 Edition.

Appearance: Pours a deep honey, amber color and leaves a finger of off-white head that fades very quickly.

Smell: Delicious bourbon, vanilla and chocolate, as well as some oak. Mouth-watering sweet scents. Finishes with a bit of bourbon heat.

Taste: Plenty of tasty bourbon and malts. Finishes with light chocolate and strong vanilla - definitely reminds me of savory white chocolate! Amazing finish. A touch of heat just before the finish, but not overbearing at all. Also some oak and a touch of wheat in there.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Nice and creamy, and there is a bit of heat but it is still relatively smooth.

Overall: I was very pleased with this brew. The time in the barrels gave this beer some really nice bourbon flavors and the vanilla and cacao gave it an incredible finish. Definitely a very tasty sipper.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 22:46:49 | More by Resuin
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-31-2013 12:35:54 | More by aorloski
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-30-2013 22:25:42 | More by craftbeerasian
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-30-2013 02:01:06 | More by egrace84
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-29-2013 23:02:30 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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raclbc555

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-29-2013 22:24:42 | More by raclbc555
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korene84

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-29-2013 19:16:00 | More by korene84
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tchipharveyslake

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-29-2013 14:24:54 | More by tchipharveyslake
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-28-2013 09:25:52 | More by GuttaMane138
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BeRanger

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 18:56:36 | More by BeRanger
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-27-2013 09:14:46 | More by CEDAMA
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 02:02:49 | More by hilgart1
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-26-2013 17:04:18 | More by CarolinaKevin
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-26-2013 16:19:49 | More by justforrazors
White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.