White Chocolate | The Bruery

White ChocolateWhite Chocolate
BA SCORE
4.17/5
1,240 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:
#1,345
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
1,240
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
482
Gots:
475
Trade:
65
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,240 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The chocolate is nice but the bozziness and the thin feel I'm not into!

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on August 27, 2017.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours dark amber with an impressively large head for a beer of this ABV (15+%). However, the head only last a minute or two, leaving no noticeable lacing behind. The aroma is primarily of bourbon, with hints of chocolate, toffee, molasses and some dark fruit. The taste is fairly sweet, and in many ways it reflects the nose, with bourbon notes, chocolate and malty sweetness. I would not have guessed that there is wheat in the grist of this ale as there are none of the stereotypical wheat aromas/flavors that I can detect. Not much in terms of carbonation and a very chewable mouthfeel. This is one crazy complex beer. I normally don't enjoy non-stout bourbon-barrel aged beers but this one is up there with the best BBA stouts I've had.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of shelby415
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - clar amber color with a head that dissipates slowly and is white in color
S - big vanilla, toffee, molasses, bourbon, caramel
T - big vanilla, white chocolate, toffee, molasses, bourbon, caramel
M - heavy mouthfeel, alc present, aftertaste is a vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon
O - its a good beer, but not as good as some people think. Bruery. Meh.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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White Chocolate from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,240 ratings
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