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White Oak | The Bruery

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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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Ratings: 1,325 |  Reviews: 307
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.19/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: a golden honey color. slight haze but still able to see through it. three fingers of a frothy head that fades slowly and lives a pretty solid lacing

Smell: wheaty thats a little bit grassy. strong oak and a little bourbon.

Taste: the taste are a bit muddled together. but i get wheat, with some oak and vanillay bourbon. i don't know if its the combination or just in general the taste but it is really missing something here

Mouthfeel: fairly light. not very sticky or bourbon-like. strong sweetness at the end. some alcohol warmth

Overall: a huge disappointment as a barrel aged beer. also makes 2 of 3 breury beers that have let me down largely (the other was just good not great)

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.57/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

update: 6/5/15

2013 bottle, aged at The Bruery, poured into a tulip.

Yellow, white full rocky lasting head, with excellent lacing.

White wine, apple, grape, banana in the nose.

The flavors in the nose continue in the taste, in addition to some creamy vanilla.

This beer is what I'm looking for in a wheat wine. I liked it fresh, two years later its still going strong.

I will definitely buy more bottles if The Bruery puts them up for sale.

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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into snifter.

Crystal clear gold pour with some copper hues. Creamy finger and a half off white head. Lacing is spotty.

Definitely getting the bourbon and the oak. It's warming up front. The Mischief is bright and bold. Slight peppery spice and vanilla.

Peppery spice, some lemon rind, big amount of vanilla and brown sugar and than a good solid bourbon presence. The oak and bourbon warm up your stomach and just smooth out the beer to make this an all round great experience.

Medium body with prickly carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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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 -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

White Oak from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,325 ratings
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