White Oak | The Bruery

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1,310 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
White Oak is a blended beer-- 50% wheatwine aged in Bourbon barrels (we call it "White Oak Sap"), and 50% Mischief (our Golden Strong Ale). Vivid caramel, coconut and vanilla flavors blanketed in a crisp yet robust wheat ale, White Oak is an exercise of balance.

Added by OlieIPA on 07-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,310
Reviews:
303
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
332
For Trade:
26
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Ratings: 1,310 |  Reviews: 303
Photo of zillarunner
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an absolutely delicious beer. Even when cold it has a warm smooth feeling that coats the mouth and throat.
This was the favorite tonight after our run. We will definitely seek this one out again soon.

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Photo of peabody
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2pux
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tripledbrew
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - not much wrong with the look, nice clear golden Amber color with a white head that sticks and leaves nice lacing
S - big wheat, some bourbon and oak, vanilla, green apple, banana
T - wheat, bourbon, oak, green apple, banana, other fruits, very slight white pepper
M - big beer, alcohol covered, aftertaste is wheat, green apple and other fruits
O - it's such a wierd style I'd have a hard time saying specifically what this should taste like. It's almost like a quality bourbon barrel aged malt liqour - Founders made one a little while back that I tried. It does have green apple type flavoring in there but it's honestly not offensive in this. It's just a different style, likely underrated because it wouldn't be most people's First choice (I mean, of course I'd rather have a Blake Tuesday, but who doesn't love bba impy stouts).

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

Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy light copper with well over a finger of head. The nose has barrel notes but also something sweet that I could not quite place. The flavor is a nice blend of sweet notes like vanilla with definite hints of bourbon and oak. The body is very thin for the style and the thinness detracts from the richness of the flavors. However, the thin body certainly helps make this high ABV offering eminently drinkable.

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Photo of CoreyC
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of sposter4
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip snifter.

Pours a very cloudy apricot color, with a two finger head and lots of foamy lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, bourbon, vanilla, malt, toffee, caramel, a little maple, light coconut, and black peppercorn, when warm. The taste diverges a bit, leading with the bourbon and caramel, then vanilla, malt, coconut, Candi sugar, honey, cloves, some oak. Smooth, a solid medium body, a little creamy, well carbonated.

The flavors are well blended. It's barrel forward, but not overwhelmingly so. Definitely worth a purchase.

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Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma has bourbon but it's well integrated with the sweet malt and floral notes. Taste starts with malt sweetness, bourbon and continues with floral notes. Quite good but a bit boozy for my taste.

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Photo of Mambajahamba
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmg480
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason1221
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Watersox
4.79/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

White oak pours a hazy copper with big lacing head. Big cask oak aromas. Flavors is big oak, lots of vanilla and caramel. Good body and feel. Overall complex but good.

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Photo of hman43
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden-orange with a moderate off white head. The clarity is a bit hazy but clears up quite a bit as it warms.

Smell: It has strong malt aromas with orange, caramel, wheat, and low aromas of oak and bourbon.

Taste: It has a rich malt, sweet flavor. It is highlighted by caramel, honey, orange, oak, bourbon, and alcohol. The overall balance is towards the malt.

Feel: It has a heavy body, not quite chewy, with a moderately high bitterness. It is fairly smooth in spite of the high alcohol content There is also a fair amount of alcohol warming.

Overall, this is a malty rich balance beer with a complex blend of fruits that packs a solid alcohol punch, but is fairly smooth.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White Oak from The Bruery
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,310 ratings.
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