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The Bruery White Oak

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Barley Wine
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Early summer, this barrel aged wheat wine is coming out very nicely (12% ABV) White Oak is a blended beer-- 50% wheatwine aged in Bourbon barrels (we call it "White Oak Sap"), and 50% Mischief (our Golden Strong Ale). Vivid caramel, coconut and vanilla flavors blanketed in a crisp yet robust wheat ale, White Oak is an exercise of balance.
2012 vintage - 11.5% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tightslice (465) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle share at Evernote. Slightly sour / crisp white wine notes that ultimately build to some pretty intense potpourri / floral notes. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (280) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Burnt orange with medium, semi-densed, white head, which disappears quickly. Poor lacing. Nice aroma of rotten fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, some cider-like aromas. Taste is semi-sweet, vanilla, light caramel-malty backbone with noticable medium bitter finish. The fruity flavours are not as noticable as the aroma, but still give nice and pleasent sensation. Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky texture, finisj is medium bitter and short. In overall very intersting barley wine not too sweet and pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle kindly added from bytemesis in a RB/dG trade. Into a stein then tulip. Nose is Pale thick alc wheat vanilla, marshmallow, hit of oak. Sort of strong sharp prick on the nose that i sometimes think of as oxidation, but Iím sure itís something else. Gah. Taste is bigger vanilla and bourbon with a rather balanced feel for the strength and alc heat. Rather tasty and i want to taste this again in a couple years to see if it grows the depth of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (204) - - APR 7, 2015
4/7/15. 2013 bomber. Frothy big white head and a big carb bubble. Golden tan looked with some yeasty haze. Mild nose but wonderfully complex body. Boozy but notes of sour, oak, peat, iron. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrianouli (6) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 One of the best beer I have drunk this year! The mix 50/50% is the perfection of the art of brewering!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
Thank you gentlefolk! Sampled / shared 750 ml. bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Hazy golden orange, little white head. Nose is sweet bourbon mixed with aspirin, rotting orange peel & sugar, lots of aspirin, bourbon layer behind it, weird. Very fizzy body that doesnít really work esp. with its touch thicker body. Taste is rotting orange peel, rotting zest, bourbon, fizzy, oddly boozy, touch medicine, vitamins, washing powder, thick, bourbon vanilla in the back, lightly sour as well. Drank about 1/4th wasnít too easy. More weird than enjoyable, didnít get this beer at all. I asked if it is supposed to tastes like this, apparently yes. Usually The Bruery is decent but this one baffled me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - FEB 3, 2015
750 ml bottle courtesy of skullgeorge. Clear golden orange color with white head. Malty aroma, fruity, orange, wood, some funky notes. Sweet and bitter like aroma with some more alcohol. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (1073) - LATVIA - JAN 24, 2015
Golden with rich white head. Sweet, bit fruity sour aroma. Sweet (too sweet for me) and rich fruity sour taste. Some bitterness later. Fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanosX (44) - - JAN 11, 2015
Surprisingly refreshing... After you get over the shock of your first few sips. It definitely grows on you. Flavour hits me as a little more wine than beer. The heat is a nice touch. The biggest detractor for this beer is the advertisement of vanilla & coconut, but all I get is Apple, wine & alcohol. It's by no means bad, just distinctly lacking balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dslam (94) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured as a very clear yellow liquid with ample white head but slowly got the sediments in there. The carbonation is pretty high and keeps the head. Leaves a tarty wine like taste. I personally donít really like that.

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