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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
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836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 394
Gots: 324 | 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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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

12-31-2012 22:28:15 | More by bonez05404
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runner440

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-31-2012 03:50:53 | More by runner440
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ahippityhoppA

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-31-2012 03:27:11 | More by ahippityhoppA
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-30-2012 17:56:05 | More by closisinthehouse
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2012 16:10:21 | More by nmann08
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Bottle shared thanks to mdfb79, thanks Dan!

The beer pours an ipa color of hazy orange. Not munched or lacing to speak of, looks good for the style.

The smell is good, smells a lot like the bag of a white chocolate treat, it has a very sugar forward, nutty kind of sweetness. Alcohol definitely present, overall a nice aroma.

The taste is right on. This is white chocolate to a T. Almond paste, sugar sweet, some citrus sort of hops, alcohol burn, etc. it tastes great, a very significant achievement in terms of taste.

The feel is good, it is medium with a higher carbonation than you would expect, not bad.

An interesting beer that lives up to its name, cheers!

12-30-2012 02:18:21 | More by Dreadnaught33
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sliks96

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-26-2012 14:59:48 | More by sliks96
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largadeer

California

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%

White Chocolate indeed. While it would be challenging to drink more than 6 ounces of this, it's well executed and lives up to its name.

It has a hazy golden appearance for the first several pours, but grows more cloudy and amber-tinged toward the bottom of the bottle. Carbonation is low and there's minimal head formation.

Vanilla and chocolate are huge on the nose, with a strong barrel presence that adds even more rich notes of vanilla and caramel. Yeast lends some pleasant fruity esters and a nice wheat malt sweetness. There's a little alcohol buried beneath the dessert-like aromas, but it's faint.

On the palate it's even more reminiscent of White Chocolate. Sweet vanilla and cocoa up front, with a really nicely integrated barrel backbone that works well with the adjuncts. There's a faint stonefruit yeastiness, and a creamy, silky malt backbone, but this beer is more about the chocolate, vanilla and barrel. The body is medium-full, and surprisingly it isn't overly sweet for what it is; it's a notch down from Black Tuesday in residual sugar. Carbonation is at a lower-medium level, a bit lower than I'd like. Given that this is a slow sipper, my glass was near flat midway through it.

Quite an enjoyable beer overall. It's not for everyone, and I'd never want an entire bottle to myself, but it's great in small quantities.

12-26-2012 01:52:46 | More by largadeer
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

2012 Bottle opene don 12.10.12

A - Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a fizzy light tan head that is gone instantly.

S - Sweet malts, plums, vanilla.

T - Sweetness that quickly turns into white chocolate. More chocolate, vanilla, bourbon finish.

D - Good carbonation and a lighter body.

O - Smell is different, but tast is very nice. White chocolate for sure.

12-24-2012 06:44:36 | More by HuskyinPDX
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coz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-23-2012 07:16:55 | More by coz
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2012 03:36:13 | More by Zaphog
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-22-2012 21:31:24 | More by wagenvolks
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mmikey8

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-21-2012 06:21:13 | More by mmikey8
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-21-2012 03:45:24 | More by chippo33
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APreacher

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-17-2012 03:53:03 | More by APreacher
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heavenlyStash

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-17-2012 03:44:08 | More by heavenlyStash
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throwback

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-17-2012 03:05:40 | More by throwback
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Googs

New York

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured from a bottle into a cigar city snifter. Not sure what year this is from, I'm guessing this year.

A: rich orange body with a small white head. Turned into just a few bubbles quickly. Tons of alcohol lacing. Looks good for a 14.5% wheatwine.

S: the smell is the best aspect of this beer. It's a bit unbelievable how true to the name this is. White chocolate ,vanilla cake with vanilla icing, a hint of coconut and bourbon barrel. Sweet malt and wheat. Hard time picking up any hop aromas. I've never smelled a brew like this.

A: stays true to the wheat wine style but adds just a ton of sweet cacao, coconut, bourbon, and vanilla from the oak and beans. Bready wheat flavors at the forefront. Good attenuation, sweet but not sickening which I was worried about. We also picked up a little funkiness to it at the end, I think that's from the wheat in this.

M: On the lighter side of a full mouthfeel, not like an imperial porter or stout. Still sticky and heavy. Low carbonation. Flavors cover and assult the palate, not in a bad way though. The booze is there for sure as it warms and if you let it sit in your mouth you'll get the heat. Immediately feeling it in my stomach and it's warmin' me up real good. I didn't sip this one that slowly actually, really tasty but not cloying.

O: this is a fun ass big American beer. Not something I wanna drink very often but the bruery did a great job at making a white chocolate wheat wine, that's exactly what it smells and tastes like. if your one of those people that just goes crazy for big sweet beers, this and a lot of the bruery beers are for you . If you dont want to be drinking sweet boozy beer, then i understand, its not for most occasions. And I could see how this brew could even offend some beerdrinkers, it's just fucking nuts that only American brewers, and the Bruery, would try to pull off. I think it smelled better than it tasted. .some next level shit. Obviously a beer like this will only get better with time to mellow out.

12-15-2012 09:28:30 | More by Googs
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-12-2012 05:25:10 | More by claytong
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wyatt

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-11-2012 20:38:50 | More by wyatt
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scottiethebody

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-11-2012 07:19:18 | More by scottiethebody
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-10-2012 12:24:35 | More by beergorrilla
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-09-2012 06:51:28 | More by Rollzroyce21
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stxSS07

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-09-2012 04:40:53 | More by stxSS07
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-09-2012 02:22:05 | More by marine1975
White Chocolate from The Bruery
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