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RATINGS: 452   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle pours a darker orange with a huge fluffy white head that goes away fairly fast. Smells and tastes of spice banana booze malt bread dry thin not much in bourbon maybe a bit as it got warmer. Has like a little lemon taste and smell. Itís a weird beer to say the least. Not what I expected. More belgin flavors. Ok not worth the price to bit of a let down. Not to say its bad but could get similar beer for half the price. Hennepin from ommegang comes to mind.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beertimenow (22) - - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Lots of carbonation upon opening. Cloudy straw color when poured with a fizzy white head. Aroma is wheat, yeast, sour, funky, sweet, vanilla, slight bourbon. Taste is slightly vanilla, a little bourbon. Not as much barrel and bourbon as I was expecting. Actually a little disappointing and I usually love anything The Bruery puts out. Slightly boozy, but only because its lacking everything else I was expecting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bs476 (80) - - SEP 9, 2012
caramel, bread, nuts, roasty. amber, clear, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish. OAK reminds me of a big chard. Really enjoying the oaks from Bruery. earthy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Thanks Eric for the bottle. Enjoyed in a Goose Island wine-glass at fridge temp.

A - Poured a dark hazy orange with hints plum. 2 finger very effervescent head that fades to a thin line pretty fast. Excellent lacing.

S - A little boozy and full of nice floral characters. Some vanilla as well...maybe caramel.

T - Very interesting taste. very sweet, lots of wheat, caramel and sugar. Very boozy in the middle and at the end lots of alcohol notes like rye whisky. Finish is bready and some spicy cloves.

M - 75% carbonation. Medium body.

O - This is an enjoyable beer. Itís solid and very drinkable. Itís a shame itís 12% cause Iíd like to drink the entire bottle.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2012
750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a couple inch off-white head. The head stayed around a while, and thereís a good amount of lacing. It smells like oak, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, bready malt, and a bit of peppery spice and banana. Taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like caramel, oak, vanilla, bourbon, citrus peel, peppery spice, and a bit of pear. The bourbon is more noticeable as the beer warms up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit sticky and coating, and is well carbonated. For an 11.5% ABV beer, I thought the alcohol was well hidden. I like this brew a lot, Iíd buy it again. $17.99 a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle poured a cloudy golden with light orange hues, huge frothy white head, and excellent lacing. Aroma includes vanilla, oak, bourbon, banana, and bubblegum. Taste begins with notes of citrus and caramel followed by Belgian yeast, pepper, vanilla, and booziness on the finish. Nice mouthfeel and alcohol warming after each sip. Definitely more Belgian strong ale than barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hop and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with a light hop and Vanilla with crisp finish. A good Barleywine from The Bruery.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MacBoost (1323) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a hazy straw color wit a huge head. Aromas of clove, yeast, alcohol, spices. Taste is very similar... This is NOT A BARLEYWINE. This is a Belgian strong ale. There are absolutely no Barleywine characteristics to this beer, at all. Whoever classified this is dead wrong. Taste is strong spicyness, very apparent alcohol and fruity yeast esters. The oak is well hidden. The alcohol is not. This beer is below average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2755) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
750ml bottle from Bottle Rack in Tampa. Hazy yellow-brown pour with a sturdy half inch white head and sheets of lacing. Aroma is musty, citrus, wood, vanilla and spice. Tastes are orange, oak, caramel, coconut, apple, grain, booze, light spices - cinnamon?, soapy-lemony-vanilla. Fizzy light to medium texture that dries in the finish. Generally a little warm. Strange one. Lots going on, but not really my thing.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Lush and creamy with waves of caramel, vanilla and warming bourbon. This is amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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