Vitis Series: Oui Oui | The Bruery

Vitis Series: Oui OuiVitis Series: Oui Oui
BA SCORE
77.8%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 144 ratings
Vitis Series: Oui OuiVitis Series: Oui Oui
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The second beer in our Vitis Series line of beer that have been fermented with grapes. For Oui Oui we used a first running press of Chardonnay grapes from the central coast and added them to our sour blonde ale. The beer was then aged in oak barrels that had originally been used to store wine, imparting even more of that chardonnay-like quality. The final beer has a pleasant funk which compliments the stone fruit and white wine-like character.

Added by womencantsail on 02-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
144
Liked:
112
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
11.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
49
Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ehammond1 for sharing this one at the post Bruery Reserve Society party bottle share!

Pours a murky light yellow with no head and no lace. Smell is of grains and some sour, tart, and funky fruity aromas. Taste is very much the same with a somewhat acidic aftertaste. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good wild ale that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pale golden color without much of a head; looks rather like a white wine with just a few bubbles lazily drifting from the bottom of the glass

Smell: Funk and tartness, with a white wine grape character that rounds out the aroma

Taste: The white wine grape, oak and sour flavors merge, up front, with the yeasty funk adding complexity in the middle; the oak as well as a hint of sweetness build in the finish

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of medium-bodied with very little carbonation

Overall: A worthy wild that verges into the vinous territory

Thanks, bobertkuekn, for bringing this to share at the ORF release

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No head, not even bubbles from the pour, wow, more like a wine than a beer, slight hazy golden lemonade yellow colored.

nose great sour lambic like, tart bright fruit, light musty vinous chardonnay like aroma, great sour malt, just like a great lambic.

Taste had a great tart flavor, sour malts, light lemon, tart fruit flavors, again a nice lambic, light bready malts, quite dry, a bit of a light chardonnay vinous flavor, hint of vanilla oak, sour white grapes, hint of tart berry, juicy but just a bit lighter than a drie fonteinen. There is a nice acidity too that doesn't overpower. Finish is tart, phlemmy, light sour fruit and little bready malt. Abv is well hidden, wish I could drink tons of this.

Mouth is lighter bodied, acidic, lack of carbonation to refresh the palate hurts a bit.

Overall other than the lack of carbonation this is an awesome beer, great tartness, light chardonnay, bit of bready malts, drinkable other than carb, just great. Wish I had more of these.

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3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours nearly still with just a few bubbles on top of the beer. Light golden and a bit hazy. The nose has loads of Chardonnay and a bit of oak and light acidity. Favor has quite a bit of grape character as well. Light body and low carbonation with a nice, crisp acidity. The lack of carbonation really hurts here, though the rest of the beer is quite nice.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of mdfb79
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4/3/12 the bruery vitis series: Oui Oui
Got two bottles of this being in the RS this year. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip because I can.

a - Pours a murky, deep yellow color with a few white bubbles and light to mdoerate carbonation evident. Poured this one aggressively like I did the Mother Funker bottle I had last night, but head was the same. Hoping carbonation issues don't become a problem this year.

s - Smells of chardonnay, sour grapes, tart citrus and fruit, oak, funk, and some earthy notes. Lots of acidity and a ton of chardonnay. Funk is very light. Nice but not a ton of funk.

t - Taste again is dominated by chardonnay. Also some sour grapes, oak, acidic notes, hay, and earthy notes. More sour grapes here then in the nose, but the chardonnay dominates once again. Less funk then the nose.

m - Light body and low carbonation, almost non-existent. Lack of carbonation hurts it a bit. Acidic body.

o - Overall a nice beer, but the chardonnay is really dominating, especially in the nose, and the lack of carbonation hurts it as well. Some nice sour grape in the taste, would have liked more in the nose, and more funk all around. Will sit on my other bottle for a bit and see what happens. Much much better then Mother Funker, but not nearly as good as Filmishmish in terms of this years sours.

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3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours like a glass of slightly carbonated wine. Clear deep golden body. No real head, just a few stray bubbles.

Smell - Lots of grape and wine presence. Slight funk but more of a must about it. Almost like a bit of lambic were poured into a glass of Chardonnay.

Taste - Dominated by wine characteristics. Lots of grapes and green apple tartness. Not really all that sour until a sulfuric bite at the very end. A significant amount of grape juice sweetness. The finish has a bit of wood to it.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation, but it helps. It's too heavy and needs as much carbonation as possible.

Overall - Second time drinking this. Wasn't all that impressed either time. Nice aroma, but just way too much grape to let the beer show any character.

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3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this, Jake.

Pours a nearly flat hazed golden color. Strong aromas of chardonnay (and grapes in general). Quite a bit of oak and a mild note of sulfur. The tartness is moderate, but definitely there. Just a mild earthy funk to it as well. Surprisingly, the grapes are even stronger on the palate. Intense chardonnay flavor with a little bit of lemon peel and green apple. Slightly tannic with a noticeable residual sweetness.

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3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Review from notes, bottle shared with most of the tasters choice crew and a few others a couple of years back at Matt's in Haverhill. Lightly hazy golden color funky vinous grape aroma and flavor. solid puckering. Faint carbonation hinders this a bit. Decent sour, I wish I had another bottle to see it develop.

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3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into a matching bruery snifter. The brew appears a pale straw color that is fairly clear with a few bubbles during a vigorous pour that doesnt leave any head. A hearty swirl doesn't release any bubbles to the surface.

The smell is bold with white grape notes overtop an earthy lactic character. The vinous notes are bright and lively which is an enjoyable inclusion that mingles well with the lemony scent that is also evident. As it warms up, it gets a bit cheesy and funky across the back.

The taste is quite tart with wild elements that are a bit earthy. The white grape inclusion is also prominent which delivers a nice transition from grape juice into lemony tartness. It gets progressively more sharp with sour qualities as it warms up. The lactic quality mixes with a mild earthen flavor that accents a seemingly strong flavor of grape skins, not just the expected juicy element.

This is a light bodied brew with too low of a level of carbonation. You can't quite call it flat because it does have a very mild touch of carbonation but having some more life to it would have made the flavors pop more and would have increased the overall drinkability quite a bit for me. I enjoy beer with grape inclusion so I was happy to give this one a try. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to what I was hoping. I would certainly drink it again if it had a bit more carbonation but as-is im not totally digging it. After the fact thought: I didnt realize how high the alcohol is in this. To this brew's credit the abv is hidden quite well.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Vitis Series: Oui Oui from The Bruery
Beer rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 144 ratings
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