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RATINGS: 466   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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2215) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Hazy caramel orange in color... Aroma is vanilla and oak... Flavor is smooth and silky, notes of caramel, vanilla, bourbon... Amazingly good, wow!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (239) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2012 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Golden yellow orange color with a huge soapy white head that sticks around. Nose is rich vanilla, coconut, caramel...this thing smells great! Taste is a little hot, the alcohol really burns on this one. A very interesting barley wine. I havenít had a beer from The Bruery that I didnít enjoy. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, malt, yeast, spices and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some oak, vanilla, spices, yeast and fruitiness. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (8610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle 750ml vintage 2012 @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, sugar, alcohol, coconut, vanilla and apricot. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, fruity, yeasty and kind of dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle, 75cl, vintage 2012. Itís an unclear, golden beer topped by a small, off-white head. Some alcohol in the aroma, with white sugar, dried fruits, some pale malts, spice hints and some leather. Quite complex flavor, with white sugar, fruityness, some spices, dried fruits, alcohol and bitterness. Full body, warming and pleasantly carbonated. Lasting finish with a nice bitterness. Lasting finish. Although a bit on the sweet side, itís certainly a wonderful beer. 121102

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1350) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours golden yellow with a two finger white head. Aroma of malt, some bourbon, vanilla, cinnampon and wood. Full body with lovely carbonation, alcohol glow. I think this is a high gravity beer. Taste is malt, bread, honey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. The beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Oaky aroma with some malt and vanilla notes. Full-bodied with an oaky character and flavors of vanilla, citrus and grain. The finish is woody with fruit and yeast left behind. Above average overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
This poured a hazy light orange color with a small white head. Aroma was lots of oak, vanilla, and bourbon, some bretty belgian nots too. Flavor was a lot of carbonated, dry, and almsot tart than I was expecting. Almost tasted like a ba saison or something with coconut. Interesting blended beer that I would like to have agian.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1000) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
From notes - snifter pour; ours golden to light orange in color with a full finger head. Nose is booze, sweet citrus, perhaps hops, bourbon, and lighter notes of fruit and citrus. Flavor follows with a healthy dose of bourbon all around, notes of orange. Malty sweetness with honey also. Smooth bourbon finish. Medium body with a full lingering booziness. Smooth

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Poured into a perfect pint. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping this get to me. 3.5 A: Deeply hazed light orange brown color. Three fingers of frothy/pillowy white head. Retention is about average for the ABV and a moderate amount of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Itís pretty easy to pick up which aromas come from Mischief and which are from the wheatwine. Thereís a ton of vanilla in this, which is surprising since only 50% of this rested in barrels. Iíll also agree with the label and say that there is a bunch of coconut as well. As for the caramel, I dunno, not so much. Big fruitiness featuring peach, apple, and lots of white grape. Perhaps a touch of citrus underneath. The Mischief components include a spicy yeastiness that centers around pepper. Not sweet, but leaning toward sweet. Iím sure the Mischief really dried out the wheatwine here. Bourbon is very subtle to the point that I might not have noticed it if it wasnít on the label. Slight earthiness from this to go along with the vanilla and oak. 3.5 T: The bourbon comes out more in the taste. Itís still complementary, but itís a been upgraded from single A to triple AAA. Big wheat notes with the fruits mentioned in the nose. More coconut in the nose than the taste. Vanilla is big in this too and oak isnít too far behind. The spicy yeastiness from Mischief stands out well in the taste, maybe even moreso than it does in Mischief itself. Earthiness and a touch of leather from the bourbon. Somewhat floral with a heavier citrus note than in the smell. 4.5 M: The best part about this brew. Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a nice spritziness to it. Super creamy and quite smooth. Booze is very well hidden. 4.0 D: I am a bit surprised how much I like this considering I think Mischief sucks balls. Still, I canít help but think the wheatwine itself is probably a hell of a lot better. (I guess I can find out somewhat when I get my White Chocolates). In any case, not bad and worth a try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-03-2012 02:37:28


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