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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
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812 Ratings
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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 393
Gots: 324 | FT: 46
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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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Decent clarity, apricot in color with a loose head that doesn't last long. Syrupy.

S: Wow, this really does smell like white chocolate. Vanilla beans, sweet oak, mineraly, prefumy, fruity, marzipan, flowers, coconut, honey. As a dessert beer this works very well, a lovely aroma.

T: Big wheaty malt, chantilly cream, white chocolate shavings. Again I am surprised at how much I like this beer.

M: Full bodied and sweet, though surprisingly easy to drink.

My respect to The Bruery for pulling this off. It really does smell like beautiful white chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 02:23:02 | More by mattsander
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-03-2013 18:43:53 | More by plumcrazyfx
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CummingsK21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2013 04:45:56 | More by CummingsK21
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from trade. White wax top. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a small head that dissapates quickly. Unique aroma of sour butter, bread dough, yeast, wheat, hints of spice, a bit of campfire. Low to medium carbonation. Flavor is astringent alcohol but not bad. White chocolate and citrus, maple syrup maybe, with an alcohol finish that stings. Almost like a white chocolate rum, but the citrus and syrup flavors balance this out. Medium to heavy syrup mouthfeel. Neat beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:57:10 | More by BMMillsy
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IPAyForHops

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-02-2013 23:11:16 | More by IPAyForHops
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willhans8

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-02-2013 06:21:26 | More by willhans8
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Nightrain87

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-02-2013 06:14:14 | More by Nightrain87
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stealth

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-02-2013 01:30:53 | More by stealth
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zachary80

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-29-2013 20:54:10 | More by zachary80
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-29-2013 17:15:34 | More by FreshmanPour77
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-29-2013 10:08:48 | More by mychalg9
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2013 01:48:36 | More by weonfire
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-29-2013 01:43:28 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Douvalis

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2013 00:14:49 | More by Douvalis
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Uncleserg

California

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I’ve had this beer quite a few times, both in bottle, and tap. Review is on a bottle roughly 1 year old. Did bottle share with friends and all agree it’s a fun beer to drink.

A- slight orangey/yellowish in color. Minial head retention.

S- From the get go one gets big smells of vanilla, oak, bourbon, with a little sweet pastry smell. If you’ve walked into a Cold Stone Creamery that intense sweetness hits you automatic vanilla with white chocolate.

T- Taste is complex and interesting with vanilla at the forefront, booze, than white chocolate. The abv hits you regardless of temp but opens up as temp increases flavors are more pronounce as well which is nice if your into vanilla and white chocolate.

M- mouth feel is smooth and somewhat on light viscous spectrum.

Overall, this is a good beer to have with friends and family. A sipper a little goes along way easily sharable with 4 to 6 people at 2 to 4oz pours. If you can trade for it do it. Glad I still have quite a few bottles left to enjoy in the coming years.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 22:40:27 | More by Uncleserg
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-28-2013 19:18:43 | More by sliverX
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metalgdog

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-28-2013 13:55:00 | More by metalgdog
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear amber, slightly hazy, with almost no head. the nose is a white chocolatey marshmallow with some oak and chocolate. tasty beer with great chocolate and ghram cracker, bit of wheat. the mouthfeel is rich like a barleywine and drinkable. very sweet, but drinkable, a bit boozy. this is tasty, but not crazy unbelievable.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 02:10:44 | More by ThePorterSorter
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dogfishandi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-28-2013 02:05:36 | More by dogfishandi
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sgoro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2013 20:56:14 | More by sgoro
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Skunkdrool

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-26-2013 17:21:57 | More by Skunkdrool
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adamdarcy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-26-2013 03:39:10 | More by adamdarcy
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thank you to ObeMaltKinobee for this big want!

Appearance. Pours a very hazy gold with a little amber and a finger of frothy, cream coloured head.

Smell. Grainy wheat malt and booze with a ton of sweet white chocolate. There's also a little bourbon and vanilla, maybe some caramel, but the combination really gives the impression of white chocolate. Very cool.

Taste. Grainy but smooth wheat malt, bourbon and vanilla ...then the chocolate kicks in. Smooth creamy white chocolate coats the mouth in the finsh. Very nice and not as sweet as I guessed it would be, a welcomed surprise.

Mouthfeel. On the lowest side of full bodied with low+ carbonation. Some boozy warmth but nothing offensive.

Overall. An impressive take on a wheatwine. Very creative and quite tasty without any excessive sweetness as mentioned. Very cool beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 01:36:50 | More by Rutager
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-23-2013 05:28:26 | More by AlexChillton
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-23-2013 05:15:21 | More by CuriousMonk
White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.