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:
1,316
Reviews:
304
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Deep gold, the color of a brick. Slightly hazy, topped with two full fingers of off-white foam. The first pour’s a little clear and looks somewhat thin; lets see what the rest of the bottle holds. Second pour is a cloudy apricot, packed with yeast. Mmm.

Interesting; an almost Belgian aroma. Bright pears, wheat and apple play off vinous oak, caramel, vanilla, just a little bourbon and a touch of tanginess.

A little solvent; too much alcohol in the flavor. Pear, oak and whiskey play off one another before a tangy, buttery finish.

The medium-light body is pillow-soft, cushioned with wheat. Carbonation is very gentle, massaging the tongue lightly. Alcohol is the big guy, numbing the tongue and giving me heartburn.

Gotta admit I’m a little let down by this one. Wheatwines are good; barrel-aged wheatwines even better. But White Oak is just too solvent and lacks the creamy body I expect from the style. Too bad.

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White Oak from The Bruery
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,316 ratings.
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