White Chocolate | The Bruery

White ChocolateWhite Chocolate
BA SCORE
4.17/5
1,239 Ratings
White ChocolateWhite Chocolate
BEER INFO

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies by batch.

The primary component of our "White Oak" ale is a 100% barrel aged wheat wine that we affectionately refer to as "White Oak Sap." Essentially a "summer" barley-wine style ale, but made with a wheat heavy grain base, White Oak Sap is aged in used bourbon barrels for nearly a year and comes out rich in flavors of coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of the beer, we've added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate...hence the name.

Added by womencantsail on 08-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,341
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
1,239
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
482
Gots:
475
Trade:
65
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Photo of whatname
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bandi
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a coating of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Strong aromas of oak and vanilla from the barrel aging are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but has additional hints of cocoa nibs.
M: It feels medium-bodied and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has lots of interesting flavors from the barrel aging. It also hides its alcohol extremely well from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zonker17
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft pour to snifter, deep hazy golden, some white head, no lacing. White chocolate on the nose, light malt. Taste is sweet, has the white chocolate. Heavy body and below average carbonation.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
2.8/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of onlymurderers
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.02/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

3.02/5: The aroma does smell like white chocolate, but it tastes like boozy prune juice devoid of nuance or subtlety

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of do_ob
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quick review. Bottle into a teku. Hazy-ish amber gold, decent bubbly head of white foam. Big nose of bourbon, vanilla, smokey oak, toffee, caramel, and spiced sugar. Taste is on par. Big bourbon, big vanilla, lovely caramel, sweet figs, honey, oak sap..the list could go on. Delicious. Good feel, a bit thin but..15%+ and you're gonna have that most of the time.

Bottom line is this a damn good beer. Probably the best I've had from the Bruery.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.37/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbutova
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Rattle N Hum West, NYC.

A- The brew is poured from the draft into a baby goblet with a somewhat cloudy deep-amber body. A small white cap ascends to a film on the brew and falls to a small ring at the edges, fair retention. Tiny spots of lace every once in a while.

S- Bourbon oak barrel and vanilla in the forefront, the vanilla itself is massive. Some of the sweet caramel character found in other bold Bruery high-ABV beers but kind of minimal in comparison to many. Cocoa nibs, spiced raisin and old barleywine caramel.

T- As in the aroma the vanilla leads off alongside the faded oak barrel which brings plenty of whiskey and a certain toasty wood hint. The whiskey combines with the base brew to give off a dark fruitiness that is reminiscent of non-smoked Single Malt Scotch. Spiced raisin, heavy caramelized grains, sweetness but not cloying, cocoa nibs, apple esters and toast also come to mind.

MF- The body itself is medium-thick and it has a slickness from that high ABV. Oily and frothy-foamy texture with some good heat in the finish from the alcohol. Rather smooth thanks to the medium level of carbonation.

Big vanilla, oak barrel and wheat wine base combine with cocoa to have an interesting effect. Not quite the flavor of the namesake but still a good dessert brew and it is probably a good thing it doesn't taste exactly like White Chocolate which is cloying and sugary.

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Photo of DrBier
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLoynes
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White Chocolate from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,239 ratings
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