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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

796 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 387
Gots: 320 | FT: 44
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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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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macrosmatic

Florida

3.41/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this bottle! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Russian River snifter.

A: Pours a hazy deep gold, with a thin white head that fades fast despite lots of visible carbonation.

S: Big barrel presence, fairly boozy, with vanilla, oak, and a restrained cacao with a noticeable sweet bready malt.

T: Barrel flavors lead the way here as well. Then vanilla, booze, wheat, malts (caramel, and more
toffee shows up as the beer warms slightly). A bit grainy, and the cacao is still a bit more subdued than expected. Overall stays sweet into the finish.

M: Sticky mouthfeel, a lighter body than expected, and the alcohol is quite noticeable but still doesn't seem overly hot. Low carbonation sensation despite all the visible bubbles.

O: I don't know that I'm going to be able to explain this one. It just really didn't do it for me. I think the amount of maltiness didn't stand up to the treatments, and it's just too sweet to drink much of. It lacks the heft of a nice barrel-aged barleywine. I was really looking forward to this beer, and just came away disappointed. In general, I'd be tempted to give it a second go, but at this price point I don't know that I will.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 22:03:38 | More by macrosmatic
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a golden amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of white chocolate is actually surprising with some residual sugars and some vanilla. Taste is also very reminiscent of white chocolates with some vanilla and quite a bit of residua sugars. Taste is quite over-the–top so it is probably best to drink this in small doses. Body is about average for style with good carbonation with no alcohol being easily apparent. Interesting experiment for sure but not something I would seek on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 23:25:32 | More by Phyl21ca
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Arbitrator

California

3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle into a glass, shared at a gathering of 15 or so people. The perfect size for this dessert in a bottle.

A: Pours a hazy, golden-orange body with a pinky finger of off-white head. Decent retention, but no lace.

S: Vanilla, sherry-esque oxidation, butterscotch, cream, bourbon. This is what Creme Brulee set out to do, but shat the bed on. It's a dessert in a bottle, as I said above.

T: Vanilla-drizzled cheesecake, butterscotch (this is really the biggest drawback for me), honey, bourbon-drenched waffles. There is a very light astringency in the finish that doesn't make a dent in the sweet flavors of the beer.

M: Despite being sweet, the beer isn't treacly, and it drinks relatively lightly for something of its gravity. It isn't quite on par with BT for being thick and viscous. Well-disguised ABV.

O: When the beer was announced, I was skeptical; I thought White Oak was horrendous, and taking a component of it seemed similarly destined for failure. I will concede that this was better than I had anticipated, but it was still not a great beer; as someone else remarked, "I'm a little sad that I have 14 bottles of it." I don't think I'm in the target market here.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 09:14:10 | More by Arbitrator
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White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.