White Chocolate Chunk | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wheatwine-style ale aged in Bourbon barrels with cacao nibs, vanilla and macadamia nuts.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ThickNStout
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

White and silver striped foil capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery’s Society. Bottled 2/7/18. Served in a Bruery teku. Enjoyed 8/27/18.

Pours pours a deep, nearly opaque, burnt apricot with an initial three fingers of fast-dissolving ecrue foam. The head is gone quickly, leaving only a few lingering bubbles.

Sugary, boozey aromas of bourbon, white chocolate cookies, fruit skins, toasted nuts, vague coconut and that distinct Bruery yeast.

Sharp grainy wheat, bourbon, chocolate, peanut skins, wet lightly charred wood, vanilla bean ice cream, burnt caramel, toast, some dark fruity yeast and a tingle of alcohol. Delicious.

Full, syrupy feel with velvety soft carbonation. The decadent finish is like a bourbon-drenched white chocolate nut brownie.

The Bruery has found another way to up the ante on one of my favorite wheatwines. White Chocolate Chunk adds a delightful nuttiness that blends well with the white chocolatey “classic”. I very much hope to see this return.

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Photo of stakem
2.41/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Im not gonna waste much time on reviewing this one as I just need to get it out there and let people be aware that some bottles of this are infected and taste nothing like they were intended/described.

Bottle opens and appears copper in color with a white head. It smells like lemons and tastes lemony tart with plenty of alcohol burn.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrueryDC
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smakawhat
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip/snifter glass.

Pale orange body color, with a slight bit of rust angles to it. Fleeting off khaki colored head with little depth, and settles to a very thin pencil collar, and then eventually not one at all. Slight whispy top, and somewhat opaque, but you can still see through it but with a glow.

Chewy aroma senses on the nose. Touches of definite buttery like nut qualities, definitely smelling the macadamia off of this. Not so much vanilla and chocolate. Rich smelling body, with touches of boozy caramel.

Palate is a bit unexpected. Solid bold chewy depth of wheat but with a touch more fruity qualities. Hits a little citrus orange, with a good matching citrus hop profile, and pine. Rich booze, not so much of caramel, but straight up liquor. Good touches of bourbon like caramel, but with quite a bit of heat. Light bodied but solid barrel aging and depth.

White Chocolate is one of my all time favorite beers, but this addition of nuts seems to have taken away much of the favorite character and flavor I enjoy so much. It's still very good, but runs hot and has very little white chocolate quality than it's other brethren, with a lighter mouthfeel that isn't as rich an decadent.

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Photo of johnInLA
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbw314
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours very little white foamy head after a fairly hard pour. The beer itself, however, is absolutely gorgeous to look at with a deep clear and dark amber. It casts a wonderful shine in the light.

The smell and taste are both very good and indulgent. Both have a good white chocolate fudge note that is a bit more present in the taste's finish but is definitely sweet and creamy. Other than that, they both are fairly nutty with a slight alcohol note in the finish. However, the alcohol note seems to be better in the taste than in the smell.

The feel is good. It has a heavy body that is syrupy and slightly sticky with no carbonation whatsoever. There is also a slight burn in the finish.

Overall, this is yet another indulgent beer that is pretty high and heavy.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

White Chocolate Chunk from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 15 ratings