White Oak | The Bruery

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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:
1,318
Reviews:
305
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
331
For Trade:
26
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of seand
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light amber color with a fair amount of white bubbly head. A thin layer retains, leaving a fair amount of lacing.

S: Strong fuit notes with a background of bourbon, malt, and wheat. There's a touch of sweet burning campfire wood.

T: Bright fruit, sweet bready grain, leading into a malty and relatively dry finish, with a touch of citrus.

M: Full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, this is quite good, though quite strong.

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Photo of johnny29er
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Jonada
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 release. Served in a Teku glass

Appearance: Golden, light orange in color with hints of amber. Pours with almost 3 fingers of a creamy white head. Body is hazy with medium/high levels of carbonation streaming up the sides of the glass. Really great looking beer.

Smell: Belgian yeast, sweet tropical fruits, vanilla, banana, spicy wheat character, wood

Taste: Mango, apricot, spicy yeast, oaky vanilla, bourbon. Alcohol presence helps taper some of the malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, viscous mouthfeel, but doesn't quite reach syrupy. Carbonation is relatively high, but is appropriate for this beer. Somewhat boozy but not overly hot.

Overall: This was my first wheatwine, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was really tasty. The bourbon barrel aging added nice additional complexity and really took this from a good beer to a really good beer. I would definitely get this again.

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Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of cjgator3
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

10oz draft pour at Oblivion In Orlando. This is a wheat-wine aged in bourbon barrels blended with a Belgian-style golden ale. The taste has some fruitiness with vanilla and oak from the bourbon barrel aging with a dry and slightly spicy finish with a lingering warmth from the alcohol. Overall, this is a solid Wheatwine that is definitely worth a try! Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Zach136
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 750ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Teku.

A - Pours straw yellow, with excellent carbonation. Nice white pillow of a head. Good lacing.

S - Insanely complex. Nutmeg, pecan, wheat sweetness along with oak and bourbon.

T - More complex than the nose. Wheat based sweetness is most present with the bourbon barrel giving some toffee, oak and naturally bourbon flavors to the brew. While the base beer throws a very slight lemon grass tartness into the mix.

M - For 11.5% I found the mouthfeel very dry, the taste lingers on the palate for a while. Booze is also fairly present.

O - Phenomenal beer. Only aging half of it in the bourbon barrel was a great call, as I don't see the subtle notes of the wheat and yeast standing up to much more. Probably should have saved this brew to share with some one considering I don't think drinking the entire thing by yourself is very healthy. Going to grab another to cellar as I imagine this brew will be absolutely incredible with a few years.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

White Oak from The Bruery
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,318 ratings.
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