Vitis Series: Oui Oui | The Bruery

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144 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
49
For Trade:
2
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened without a pop or hiss. Poured into a Bruery tulip, producing just a few bubbles that quickly disappeared, leaving behind a clear golden flat liquid looking like a lambic.

Smells funky, earthy, and very oaky with a note of turpentine/resin which I find off-putting, but once past that, buttery chardonnay notes come through clearly.

Happily, the wood resin doesn't come through so much in the taste, which is of big, buttery Chardonnay with a bit of acetic sourness, lots of wood, and some butterscotch. It is considerably more sour than wine, but not too sour. Seems the acetic is balanced by the sweetness of the grapes as well as malt. It is definitely a sweet and sour concoction though, with sweetness on the tongue and definite sour pucker on the lips. Has a nice long grapey finish with notes of green and ripe apple with lingering acetic acidity.

It has a medium thick body and a heavier weight on the palate, sort of like a sweeter wine might.

Definitely one of those beers that is hard to distinguish from wine. I'll be having the rest of this with food, since the sour level and the wood is a bit much to sip by itself.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A very light yellow body with almost no head.

S: Very strong funk. One of the strongest I've ever had. Incredibly sour with some wine in the background.

T: Very acidic to start off. It then transitions to a white wine flavor. Grapes come up next. It finishes with a subtle creamy texture.

M: Nice and heavy and silky body. The carbonation is a little low but still good.

O: Very interesting. Very good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden-orange with a thin layer of bubbly head. Fades quickly.

S - Sweet wheat, oak, chardonnay, peach, green apple, and other tart green fruits, lemon zest and some other acidity, some funky yeasts, and a hint of booze.

T - Sweet wheat, sharp sourness, chardonnay, oak, vanilla, green apple, peach, and other tart green fruits, lemon zest, funky yeasts, lactic acid, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sour, and warming finish.

D - Nice wild ale. Good tart and sourness and good overall balance.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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A - Light, hazy soft yellow. Light carbonation and no head

S - Tart vinegar, lemon, sweet Chardonnay grape, slight butter

T - Tart white vinegar up front that almost makes you pucker. There is lemon, light oak, and slight butter. Finish is lots of tart vinegar that lingers near the end.

MF - Light carbonation, slight astringent and dry. Actually rather creamy and buttery beer in the middle

O - Solid sour with nice vinegar tartness. Slight buttery, creaminess that you don't always find which make it nice and slightly different than normal

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Talk about an odd pour - I poured vigorously to get maybe an inch of very large bubble head - looked like it was more agitation than carbonation. Then, the beer began to fizz and I got a film of dense bubbles which receded extremely quickly. After this, I can see bubbling throughout the beer but absolutely zero head left atop the beer. It is a very nice clear golden color, though.

S: Strong lemony, lactic acid aroma is most evident, with a bit of acetic acid in the background. I get strong chardonnay aromas, a bit buttery but not overwhelming. I also get some horse blanket funk in there add to the complexity. This beer actually smells quite nice.

T: And all the great complexity I got in the aroma is completely gone. This tastes like a mixture of lemon, orange, and grape juice. Not as in I get flavors reminding me of those juices, as in it actually tastes like a mixture of those juices.

M: Basically flat and on the thick side.

O: The aroma of this beer is tremendous. Very complex. The flavor, though, is not good. I guess there were no flavors that were actually bad, it's just the beer tastes like a mixture of juices. I wasn't expecting a ton from this beer, but I didn't exactly expect this.

I'm not sure I've ever had a beer with such a difference in the quality of the smell and the flavor.

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Vitis Series: Oui Oui from The Bruery
3.83 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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