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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
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838 Ratings
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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 397
Gots: 323 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
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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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sweemzander

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

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%

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.

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
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-26-2013 05:00:34 | More by acurtis
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-25-2013 19:24:13 | More by browniewithnuts
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t_shaw

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-25-2013 17:53:05 | More by t_shaw
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.85/5  rDev +16.6%

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. No bottle date but I believe it has only been bottled once in late 2012. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours a hazy opaque lemon orange hue with about a half finger pale head. The head quickly recedes to a halo that leaves no lace. I don't think I've ever seen such a pale hue with this much opacity. Not cloudy but no transparency. It's a beauty.

Wow! Smells like straight up white chocolate with vanilla, bourbon, wax, a sweet fruit character and a whiff of alcohol.

My nose wasn't lying. A deliciously complex blend of flavors including vanilla, sweet cream, white chocolate, bourbon, honey, caramel, some sort of funky fruity yeast type notes, candy sugar, sweet wax and a sharp swift kick of booze that seems right at home in the mixture. As it gets to room temperature the flavors really open up even more. Amazing!

The feel is slightly effervescent but with a nice syrupy heavyness. Long sweet waxy white chocolate aftertaste.

I'll admit that as a huge fan of both wheatwines and white chocolate that I may be predisposed towards this but The Bruery has done a truly outstanding job here. Every aspect has been nailed. Hands down the best wheatwine I've had and definately in my top 3-5 beers. I'm super excited for the chance to buy more when they release it later this year.

05-25-2013 16:57:49 | More by ThickNStout
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-25-2013 16:19:19 | More by sjstraub
White Chocolate from The Bruery
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