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 costanzo_mike
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cjohns73
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Honeybourne
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erjaq
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very decent non-stout bba ale.

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4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Claydoe4
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared large 2014 bottle.

Pours slightly hazy, light orange-amber with a decent head.

Odd but not unappealing fruity and chocolaty aroma.
Tart fruit and chocolate flavor. Very tart. Subtle bourbon barrel effects.

Overall: unusual beer with an unusual mix of flavors.

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3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of vfgccp
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep, opaque, bright apricot orange body. Fine bone-white head pours a finger and a half high with ok retention and lace.

S - Holy shit. Creamy white chocolate ganache, toasted almonds, mellow honey, rich cream, and bold Madagascar vanilla beans.

T - White grapes, warm milk, smooth white chocolate, tart white peaches, vanilla milk, sweet cream, bright oak, cognac, and just a hint of soft milk chocolate.

M - Nice smoothness on a medium frame.

O - An absolutely fantastic wheatwine; the best I've ever had. The flavor profile that they build around the base style is brilliant.

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

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4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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