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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 25cl tulip from a 750ml bottled March 2013. Bottle has been cellared since purchase last spring.

A: Pours a crystal clear, light golden yellow. Sizeable eggshell head hangs around for quite a while. Lacing is very nice. This beer looks nothing like a barrel-aged 11.5% beer, but rather it resembles a crisp blonde or golden ale.
S: Initial blast is very much white wine. Without looking, I could have easily mistaken it for a chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. Lots going on here - ripe pear, apple, white grape, vanilla, orange juice, yeast, burnt sugar.
T: Again, lots going on. Starts out with a Belgian strong pale ale presence of spices and yeast, with a little bit of sweetness and citrus. As it warms, more flavors come out and the barrel really starts to become apparent. Along with the coriander, yeast and orange peel and a hint of tropical fruit, there is a lot of “big beer” character with distinct notes of vanilla, toffee and tobacco. Just a hint of tartness on the finish, which really compliments the sweetness in the middle.
M: Very lively carbonation is prickly, and really makes this beer feel smaller than it really is. Alcohol is present with a fair amount of burn, but this helps remind you that it is over 11% abv. Could use some taming to be even better though.
O: I am not thrilled with the price on Bruery offerings, but I have really enjoyed a majority of them so far. This is no exception, as I really enjoyed it. For the abv, it is really quite drinkable and would pair well with a wide variety of foods. The bright Belgian crosses with the sweet barrel character nicely.

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White Oak from The Bruery
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,309 ratings.
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