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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle sample at a visit to Shapiro Brewery. Thanks Shapiro Bros. Pours hazy golden with a very big, frothy white head. Faint wood a little cherry and alcohol in the nose. Tastes sweet, corn, very alcoholic. Well carbonated, bourbon finish, a little burning sensation and sleek texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold with thick, frothy white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, citrus fruit, floral hops, caramel and biscuit malt, oak, and light herbs. Flavor is malt forward with good supporting citrus esters and light hops; bourbon and vanilla undertones throughout with a dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1127) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
750ml bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a hazy, light amber color with a big white head. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, vanilla, oak. A little heavy on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bourbon, vanilla, oak, booze, wheat, yeasty, with a sweet, boozy finish. A bit hot for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Matt during a bit of a down time during an otherwise busy afternoon. Pours a hazed gold with a large white head. Big musky funk, toast, yeast. Light sour funk comes through. Big musk as it warms up. Sweet bourbon and musk. Musky and warm, toast and more bourbon, but not hot. Musky and sweet, big funk and yeast. Interesting concept, blending a barley wine with a bigger funkier beer and then tossing it into a bourbon barrel. Worked out rather nicely, this was a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Cloudy straw yellow, with good white head. Nose of bubblegum, clove, banana, lemon grass, and slight booziness. Medium-thick and sticky with good carbonation. Sweet and syrupy with lots more banana, herbs, oak. A bit on the sweet side, but hops try to balance, and tingly tongue distracts. A barley wine I’d try again for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this beer off my wants list. The beer pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat in it, as well as some pepper and bubblegum notes. The flavor is similar but more complex. I get a lot of wheat, as well as a big dose of alcohol up front. I also get some pepper notes, as well as a very light amount of whiskey and some Belgian yeast. The oak is very strong in the beer and really is what this beer is all about, which I guess you can expect given the beer’s name. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Bright golden brew with some white head. Nose is vinous with coconut and lots of oak. Flavors of caramel, wood, and lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
bottle, clear golden yellow color with tight bubbles, aroma is dry , oaky chardonnay, flavor has lots of viognier, white wine notes, dense , thick body, syrupy boozy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
(750ml bottle) cloudy bright orange, lasting fine white bubbles. Nose of white wine, white grapes, umami, and coconut. Taste of umami, meaty, oak, white wine, champagne and alcohol. Well carbonated, light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear pale gold with big, foamy, white head / Mild, stylish nose of lemon, resin, and oak, with a hint of bourbon / Full body, chewy and sweet, big alcohol felt, resinous, with big, sweet and lightly bitter finish / Rough, fruity flavors of pineapple, banana, caramel, coconut, vanilla and oak / Underwhelming relative to the hype.

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