White Chocolate - The Bruery
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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
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
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
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
White Chocolate from The Bruery
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