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White Chocolate - Cherries | The Bruery

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4.26/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
If you closed your eyes in our barrel house, you might think our brewers have become chocolatiers. They dipped cherries into this limited edition of our bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale. Already rich and creamy with white chocolate flavors thanks to fresh vanilla beans, cacao nibs and extensive oak-aging, this treat for the senses has been enhanced with the addition of tart, sweet, juicy cherries.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,676
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear amber color with a one finger head that reduces to a ring

S- White chocolate, boozy malt, caramel, tart cherries, vanilla icing, toasted wheat, oaky bourbon

T- sweet and malty up front with notes of white chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Mid palate gives notes of oaky bourbon barrel, as well as cocoa and booze. The finish brings out a slightly tart cherry note that counters the malty sweetness, lingers of cherry and vanilla

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a warming finish

O- the cherry works very well with this one, I actually prefer this over the base beer

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Photo of farrago
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Close to a finger of light tan foam, retention is poor, virtually no lacing to speak of. Filmy bronze to orange hued liquid, fine particulate throughout, what visible carbonation there is forms tightly coiled beads. The nose offers up a bounty of milk chocolate, caramel, coconut custard, molasses with the expected candied cherries, benefits from a balancing out from peat and earth notes. Medium-bodied, drying and vinous as well as boozy. The carbonation does not do much to smooth or tighten up things. The vanillin aspect clearer here and you can kind of get the “white chocolate” descriptor missing in the nose. German chocolate cake and molasses, on the whole not that sweet and, again, has that peatiness. The cherries most obvious at the end, not a strong presence. Manages its extremely high ABV pretty well. Another Bruery experiment that meets with middling success.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tinge of pink color, a light-colored beer. The velvety white chocolate flavor (vanilla beans/cacao nibs) washes over your palette and then...here come the cherries! Sweet, but not too much. Absolutely innovative, brilliant Bru-ing!

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Photo of Bammer21
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colts9016
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I know little about the wheat wine beer style. This style is akin to an English Barleywine. The Beer is 54 degree and served in a tulip glass. The gentle pour produced a one finger light tan head. The head dissipated quickly leaving nothing on the beer. The color of the beer is SRM 16 a deep amber color with mahogany tones. The clarity of the beer is clear. The beer has carbonation bubbles dancing within.

The initial aromas in the beer are heavy bread and malty sweetness. Additionally, aromas are caramel, toffee, subtle chocolate aromas, oranges, wood, earthy, yeast, vanilla, bourbon, and a fruity note.

The initial flavors in the beer are orange, caramel, toffee, and heavy malty sweetness. Additional characteristics are subtle chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, fruitiness, wheat, wood, yeast, earthy, and bready.

The mouthfeel of the beer is viscous and chewy.

The body of the beer is full, low carbonation, and a full finish.

After reading the label, they beer has tart cherries, bourbon barrel, and white chocolate. I could not detect the white chocolate but a subtle chocolate undertone. The experience I have had with white chocolate has been abysmal. I did get fruity notes but could not pick up cherry notes. The beer is this heavy and thick. The beer is heavy-handed with a malty sweetness. The beer has ample balance and harmony. Surprisingly I enjoyed this beer. A must try beer.

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Photo of BrueryDC
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

White and silver striped foil capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery’s Society. Bottled 7/31/17. Served in a Bruery snifter. Enjoyed 4/6/18.

Pours a hazy orange amber with over two fingers of near white head. That frothy pillar fades, leaving a few islands, a wide collar and some scattered clusters of lace.

Sweet, welcoming aromas of vanilla, cherry pie, cocoa, bourbon, honey and oak.

Deliciously satisfying flavors of vanilla, chocolate, cherry, honey, bourbon-soaked oak, some of that sweet, fruity Bruery yeast and a hearty dollop od booze.

Full, velvety feel with subtle but present carbonation. The rich aftertaste blends white chocolate, bourbon, cherry pie and wet oak.

The Bruery has truly delivered here. A brilliant take on one of my all time favorite wheatwines, this cherry version of White Chocolate is an all around pleasure and I’ll be sad when my last few bottles are gone.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best smelling beer I've ever smelled. The dark fruit sweetness of black tuesday, fyodor, or bcbs with MASSIVE cherries on top.

Taste is awesome. Literally cherry flavored white chocolate.

Feel. Just fine.

Overall. Wow.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is this a big one? I dunno. Is this a Gone with the Wind beer? I don’t think so, but I wanted to hop on it anyway (because ain’t no way Raul doming a 750ml to himself). So, this ain’t the OG version, cuz it has cherries added - so I’m sure George Washington would be proud. Oh yeah, the beer? Not bad! Smells pretty damn good. Smells like a Wheat Wine (w/ cherries) ya know? If I could describe that in detail I would, but Raul ain’t Tolstoy here. Taste is clean. Hella clean like the Ukrainian maid you had in college that did your joint well. I like this beer. It may not be super amazing, but I like it well enough.

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Photo of jeschaefer
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geryeb624
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingjohnh
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smakawhat
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a teku style glass.

Opaque and slightly muted burnt red color. A mix of brown and rust red like qualities and some grapefruit muddy orange. Head is off tan sort of dull orange and very soapy looking, with about a good two fingers in height. Dissolves to a good sized put weak looking puck and collar. Decent looking brew if a bit odd and murky.

One of my favorite beers has a great smell, and this one delivers. True white chocolate, fatty and rich. Touches of tart cherries and big matching strawberry cream, and marzipan like sweetness to go with it. Thick and oak rich as well, just absolutely full of balance and rich character. Nailed.

Literally tastes like the perfect black forest cake in a bottle. Shaving foam cream like texture, mixing with a fantastic cherry angle. Rich cake like flavors of cocoa butter and vanilla to almond quality. Perfect tart simple cherry flavor, even its non exotic flavor is a perfect match, staying away from being too sugary and more of a tart perfect little accent. Mouthfeel is rich in feel, but touches with some playful fizz. Gets close to perfection.

Some less distracting bubbly prickly tones would make this nearly flawless but it's really splitting hairs. I honestly don't know how this gets better it's just nearly perfect in every way.

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Photo of psumjl269
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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White Chocolate - Cherries from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 48 ratings