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White Chocolate | The Bruery

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4.17/5
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1,245 Ratings
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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:
#1,365
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,245
pDev:
12.71%
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,245 |  Reviews: 181
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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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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White Chocolate from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,245 ratings
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