White Oak | The Bruery

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White OakWhite Oak

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a teku.

A: Pours a hazy, opaque golden hue. 2 finger bubbly, white head. Settles pretty quickly. Slight lacing quickly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: White wine grapes are prominent, yeast and raspberry, a little caramel, and bourbon from the barrel aging.

T: Buttery roasted malt, yeast, white wine grapes, yeast, peat, and booze.

M: Crisp yet syrupy body. Lightly bitter balanced with a little sweet, dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty nice. Opaque golden coloration, bubbly head, no real lacing. Nose is wine, yeast, funk, and booze. Buttery and yeasty, with hefty prominence of white wine grapes. Peaty and boozy, bitter and sweet, with a dry finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Pours a light golden body, hints of orange, with decent head and lace. A funky, earthy aroma hits me and there's also some minor oakiness and sweetness as well. The oak helps keeps things balanced and smooth, as there is something akin to yeast that keeps the beer fluffy and lively and then some sour/tart citric flavors and then a finish of vanilla sweetness. The ABV is rather well hidden as the booziness and medicinal/barrel taste that some barrel aged beers have is vaguely there on backend as beer warms. A beer that is out there as it touches on but doesn't excel at one particular taste sensation but I really enjoyed it.

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3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Served in a snifter, a slightly hazy golden color with a surprisingly thick, creamy head that retained well and left some soapy lacing on the glass. Looked pretty nice. Aroma of toasted wheat and sweet malts, candi sugar, notes of stone fruit and coconut. This was pretty indicative of the taste, wheat and pale malts, fruity, peachy flavors, on the sweeter side, with a pretty big hit of fusel alcohol, no real bourbon or barrel notes, but a definite coconut sensation came through. Body was medium, mouthfeel was pretty thin, quite unexpectedly, but I guess it would have been less drinkable if it were a chewy full-blown malt bomb. Alcohol was present for sure, but actually it wasn't too hot. Not bad overall, but not great. I was glad to have it on tap instead of committing to a bomber.

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