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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

How served: 750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A: The beer poured a hazy deep yellow with a 3 finger white thick head which dissipated quickly leaving almost no lacing on the glass.

N: The nose is full of vanilla, oak, light bourbon, citrus, wheat and a hint of coconuts.

T: The taste initially tasted of vanilla and oak, mid way I picked up some peppery spices as well as wheat some citrus and a very mild bourbon flavor.

M: This beer had a light to medium body with a nice lively carbonation. The 11.5% abv was extremely well hidden.

Overall for a Bourbon Barrel aged beer at 11.5% abv. this was a smooth & easy drinking beer.

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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

White Oak.

Pours a whiter amber. Looks as woody as I hope it is. Too strong for head to stick or stay.

Marshmallow, whiskey, caramel, malty cereal, booze, paler grains, and vanilla.

Bourbon peeks around gooey marshmallow and vanilla/caramel notes. Has more booze than bitterness, so you know where this falls in the spectrum. Has more of that grain note, like a barley and wheat mix.

Has a share of booze, but doesn't hurt until late in the night. Carb is very low. Body has medium to medium-full girth. A little difficult to drink.

A good blend of American and Belgian. Lovely stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My scores reflect that I am not a fan of the wheat wine style. However, I shared this bottle with my wife and she loved it. Gave it her highest marks. My words scores

Appearance- perfect
Smell - fair
Taste - delicious ...texture of wine with flavor of beer...with a slight hint of wheat
Mouthfeel - smooth
Overall - best beer my wife has ever had

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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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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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a fairly vigorous white, fluffy yet slightly creamy head that dissipates somewhat quickly but still leaves a thin film on the surface of the beer and a surprising amount on the inner ring of the glass. The beer itself is a hazy orangish brown amber.

The beer smell contains a strong amount of coconut and oak from the barrel as well as a bit of vanilla. The malts give off a nice caramel that mixes well with the other smells. As the beer warms up, slight notes of alcohol and white grape begin to appear as well as some fruity smells that are overwhelmed by the stronger barrel smells.

The beer tastes similar to the smell but with the barrel flavors not as strong as the smells. Rather, the white grape seems to dominate the taste with the vanilla, oak, and caramel more visible in the aftertaste or as complements to the white grape taste. The beer begins to develop more fruity tastes as it warms up with hints of tropical fruit that includes the coconut.

The beer feels amazing. The carbonation is very prickly. The beer is heavy bodied but seems to go down rather smoothly. The beer has a little bit of a burn because of the ABV but is fairly tolerable.

Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. I enjoy The Bruery's eclectic offerings and look forward to trying more of them.

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White Oak from The Bruery
Beer rating: 77.1% out of 100 with 1,321 ratings
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