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White Oak | The Bruery

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3.9/5
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1,323 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
Ranking:
#7,031
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,323
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
328
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,323 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OrangeMen
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2016 vintage
~ 1 year from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a bright golden orange color, transparent. Half finger thick, slight off-white colored head, foamy and soapy. Patches of spotty head lacing on glass, moderate streaky alcohol legs.

Aroma- Fruity esters, crisp green apple, zesty fruits, banana, belgian yeast. Candied syrup, rich maltiness, toffee, hints of caramel and vanilla. Touch of oak and spice.

Taste- Sweet malts, honey, candied syrup. Zesty fruits, orange peel, green apple, banana bread, clove, belgian yeast. Creamy sweetness, caramel candy, toffee, vanilla, sweet bourbon, coconut, earthy oak and spice.

Feel- Medium bodied, lots of sticky sweetness, coating, semi-dry finish. Moderate carbonation, very creamy and smooth.

Overall- Blend of two different style beers is pulled off really well, neither overpowering the other. In the end it comes across as a really sweet and rich belgian strong ale. Lots of fruity esters and belgian yeast characteristics supported by a host of creamy sweet flavors. Barrel aging is subtle, touches of oak and bourbon on the finish. As unique a beer as you can get, something different and enjoyable.

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Photo of chard_wells
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sharp copper-gold hue, little-to-no head, light carbonation. Aroma is very sweet at first - there is an intense apple cider smell with underlying notes of honey, caramel and Kentucky straight bourbon (which takes more prominence as the beer opens up). Taste also is sweet, with more of a honey presence upfront transistioning into warm bourbon caramel. The apple flavor is there but definitely not as much as it is on the nose. No heat or booziness at the end. It ends up tasting like a barrel-aged hard cider, which is interesting & in my opinion satisfying, but your mileage may vary based on how much you like sweet beers or sweeter bourbon notes. It worked for me though. Mouthfeel is fairly slick, medium-to-light density, maybe could have been a bit fuller but that is more of a nitpick.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rydev24
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RPM3334
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Toffee, vanilla and oak dominate. Such a full mouth of flavour. The aging presents more bourbon like. Finish is silky smooth with low carbonation. Love it

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Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great taste!

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Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zillarunner
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2pux
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tripledbrew
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

White Oak from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,323 ratings
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