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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7598) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
18/III/13 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2013-255)

Clear orange beer, creamy smmall white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: apple skin, green apples, bit sweet, very spicy, ginger bread. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, honey, spicy, ginger bread (well, "peperkoek" for the Belgians and Dutchies), banana, grains, little sourish, apples. Aftertaste: honey, rye, spicy, ginger bread, bit sourish, some vanilla. Good beer, but really expensive!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1655) - California, USA - APR 10, 2013
750ml Bottle purchased from Beercraft pours a hazy golden color with a thick head. Very strong bourbon flavors that dispel after it's had a chance to breath. Well balanced Belgian yeast taste. A great beer to have with a cigar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very hazy orange with a finger of white head. Settles in minutes with minimal lacing. Aroma is vinous, oaky, fruity, vanilla, tart, mild alcohol. Flavor is fruity, grape, vinous, with an oaky, wheaty, mild bourbon, vanilla alcohol finish. Bitter wheaty, oaky aftertaste that lingers. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and crisp texture. A very pleasant and interesting wheat wine with a fruity, oaky character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Pours a murky gold with a tall, billowing white head. Aroma is woody with coconut, toasted malt, fruit notes, floral hops and soft booze. Taste is vanilla, soft toasted coconut, toasted malt, grains, booze, ripe fruits, wet oak and soft caramel. Body is medium-full with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation and mild warmth and moderate stickiness.. Ends with more caramel notes, vanilla, soft coconut, oak, sweet malt, grains, ripe fruit and soft booze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4987) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, vanilla, and wood. Taste is caramel malt, lemon, vanilla, spice, and oak. Hid the alcohol content very well. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
Big boy from Sam’s, Durham. I have to confess that I’m now often afraid of the Bruery beers, not just for their forbidding prices but for their forbidding ABV. Modest relief to see that this one was *only* 11.5, but still required several sessions of effort to dispatch it. Hazy orange-gold pour, deep and thick head, potent looking overall. Strong caramel and coconut in the aroma, not much of the Mischief comes through at all. Hot as hell on the palate, and heavily syrupy too (thank goodness for a reasonable degree of carbonation, to liven things up a bit). Flavors are overwhelmingly hot and sweet, and I found it overwhelming.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
A - Hazy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Sweet wheat and some caramel malts, vanilla, toasted coconut, oak, Bourbon, candi sugars, pineapple and other tropical fruits, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, some spices, and some booze. T - Sweet wheat and light caramel malts, vanilla, toasted coconut, oak, Bourbon, candi sugar, pineapple and other tropical fruits, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, coriander and some other spices, and some booze. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish. D - Very interesting mix of flavors, but very well balanced and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle thanks to thome50, pours a hazy golden/orange with a large white head. Aroma is very floral with coconut, vanilla, and sweet oak notes. The bourbon comes on strong a first but is mellowed my coconut and vanilla. Interesting and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7666) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (thanks brew3crew). Bottle is listed at 11.5%. Looks good for a wheat wine; a semi-transparent orange with foamy off-white head that dissipates very slowly. Smells and tastes solid; sweet with heavy oak notes and bourbon in the background. Good on the palate. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1365) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
On tap at CCB for Hunah day 2013. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toasted wheat, some fruity aromas, and coconut. Pour is golden colored with a white head. Taste follows up with big caramel, some belgian yeast, bourbon and vanilla. Nice.


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