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The Bruery White Oak

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2933) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle shared @ Animal. Golden colour with a white head with medium duration. Aroma is fruity, sweet, vanilla hints and bourbon. Flavor is dominated by Borbon notes, peat, slight sweet, malty, moderate bittery in the final. Also alcoholic sensation in the final with bourbon notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Hazy golden yellow pour, white head ... aroma of a sour ale with oak and vanilla with light bourbon and malt character .... taste of vanilla, sourness and oaky spicy bourbon .... dry oaky finish .... light fruityness and little abv burn in the taste .... can definitely taste the complexity of two different beers blended ... was good for one or two

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7462) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma is sweet malts, coconut, vanilla some mild fruit notes. The flavor had coconut, sweet malts, vanilla, light bourbon notes, wood, caramel with some very mild fruit notes. Medium to full mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (553) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bomber poured into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Nose is booze, vanilla, yeast. Taste is banana, cloves, vanilla, fruit, and booze. Pretty hot. Heavy mouthfeel. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a small off-white head that leaves a fair lacing. Nose of vanilla, caramel and coconut notes. Sweet flavor that ends up with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft CO2. An excellent brew. ★★★★

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2012
The beer is golden colored with a thick, towering white head. The liquid is just a tad hazy and is teeming with effervesence. The head displays lasting retention and leaves ample lacing in itís wake. The aroma offers a light touch of bourbon, bold oak character, citrus and yeast akin to a Belgian tripel. The flavor is dominated by oak. Additional aspects include a touch of booze heat, yeast, citrus. The finish brings grain and wheat. Some vanilla character comes though more as the beer is allowed to warm. Light bodied given the 11.5% abv. Moderate carbonation. Complex and very drinkable. I am not normally a fan of wheatwines, but I am really enjoying this one. By far the best example of the style I have had. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-16-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (691) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at the Bruery it is a golden yellow color in the glass. Aroma is rather boozy with some tropical fruits. Taste has caramel up front with a booze kick. There is also some earth and herbal notes. Good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, 11.5%. Hazy dark yellow with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, wheat ,yeast with notes of alcohol. Flavour is malt, wheat, yeast, medium sweet, hop, oak, wood, vanilla with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2012
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a four finger thick pale tan tinged head. The beer is a pale amber color, that shows a bright, hazy, orange tinged, straw color. The aroma smells of toasted pale malt, lots of oak that leans towards bright wood, peppery wood notes, and as you dig deeper, wheat notes of banana, perhaps a hint of fruit.

Sweet, fruity notes up front that have lots of oak notes that quickly took hold; oak flavors contribute spicy, woody, peppery, astringent, and a vanillin note that wasnít overly noticeable at first, but gets more so after I first notice it. Fruit notes of pears, perhaps a touch of green apples, and some melon notes. Pale grain notes, a touch of tart wheat, hay like grain notes, and a touch of pale wheat cracker provide a grain like anchor for the rest of the flavors, though it is not quite enough to temper the oak character.

A bit disappointing in the end, but still fairly enjoyable, at least in small doses. The oak is a bit much for the rest of this beer though, but at least the alcohol is fairly well contained; especially in a beer of this strength, though the oak does accentuate the alcohol a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (1004) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head. Carbonation on the plus side. Aroma was boozy with lots of heat, notes of vanilla, Belgian yeast, did I mention booze? This one is really hot. Flavors were very yeast influenced, clove, good bit of banana, light vanilla sweetness, fruity finish. Mouthfeel was heavy with good carbonation. Seems that the Mischief is somewhat overpowering, would like to taste the wheat wine on itís own.

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