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White Oak | The Bruery

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3.9/5
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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
Ranking:
#7,031
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
1,323
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold colored beer with a puffy white head that doesn't last.

Extremely strong scented, glass is three feet away from me and I can really smell it. Strong apple aroma. Whiskey and vanilla with ginger and cinnamon. Certainly strongly scented reminds me of apple butter.

Starts out tasting of apples and whiskey, strong vanilla after taste. Powdery yeast and vanilla, the taste is far milder than the scent. Tastes a lot like apple butter too.

Mouthfeel is light for the beer style.

Overall not something I would buy often, strong beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - lots of head (may have been over-carbonated because i poured very slowly), light brown, slightly more clear than cloudy

S - smells sweet, almost like a saison. bourbon smell is prominent

T - tastes like a saison too. can definitely taste the alcohol. bourbon flavor is very noticeable. very sweet, slightly fruity. Tastes better warmer.

M - crisp, flows nicely

O - a very good beer, but at $16 a bottle i probably will not buy it again.

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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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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap at pizza paradiso Dupont into a snifter glass 9 oz.

A real nice bronze gold and crystal clear body, shining and superlative with a light white creamy half finger head presented. Looks like bold liquid gold.

Nose is a little off kilter. Hints of brine and oaky butter. Heavily buttery. Clean sensing crispness which is odd for a wheatwine.

Muted wheat chew, hints of warm apple and butter compliment nicely. Body is missing a lot of wheat density. Gets into warm wine territory slightly with tinges of bitter off sourness. Some slight honey sweetness kicks in with some warmth over time. Lighy fizzy texture as well at times.

Overall its good but had better and the oak and buttery character is overpowering with not enough chewy wheat backbone.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with three big fingers of frothy white head. Tons of bubbles rising to the surface.

Smell. Grainy and slightly sour wheat, some clove and a bit of banana with just a trace of fresh barrel wood.

Taste. Grainy wheat, again some clove and a bit of banana, a little pear and just a bit of wood in the finish. Just a slight sourness that helps to cut through the sweet.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. A decent and big wheat beer with a bit of that hefe flavour going on. Not really my thing but it's not terrible.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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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 1,323 ratings
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