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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6596) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Sampled during RBWG 2010. Pours a nice cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma is a crazy mix of oranges and straight up bourbon barrel - huge oak, caramel, vanilla, coconut, and more. The flavor is sweeter but still wit with huge oak and buttery bourbon. It’s almost too much.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle thanks to? Pours a hazy straw color with a frothy white head. Strange aroma, lemony, some off aromas for sure, bit vegetal. Flavor is nicer, lemony, citrus, fruity, big oak that sits awkwardly, crazy bourbon, too strong, harsh hot finish. Fizzy corse carbonation, thinner in body. A bit too much of the bourbon and oak is really overpowering any nuances of the beer that could be there from the aging process.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks photomike!!! - Pours a milky orange with a large off white head...aroma is citrus and oak, vanilla creme, bourbon and light spice...flavour is similar, sweet vanilla and plenty of barrel presence, bourbon frosting, fruity and spicy...very tasty wheatwine!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Date: March 12, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: opaque orange, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, lots of vanilla and oak, light fruityness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of spicyness, light tartness, mellow oak
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle on the bus to Tampa, pours hazy orange with a creamy white head. Vanilla, wheat, and light bourbon nose. Wow, the barrel character is awesome. Lots of bourbon and oak with a solid sweet barley wine in there!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a big white head. Nose is tons of alcohol with balancing caramel and vanilla. Nice aroma but the alcohol is a little to apparent. Flavor hits you right up front with alcohol and then delves right into notes of caramel and vanilla with little hints of green apple. Interesting but it doesn’t quite hang together. Might be better with a year on it. I’ll definitely revisit this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Sampled on 2/5/2010. This wheat wine/barley wine pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Large sized white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon and malty with some orange. A medium to full bodied wheat wine. The malts are fruity, caramel, and sweet, with a lot of orange and orange peel. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice balance. Good carbonation. A nice balance/blend between the wheat wine and the barrel aged beer. More oak, bourbon and vanilla in the aroma than the taste, although there is a bunch of bourbon and oak at the finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with just of a touch of alcohol bite.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Fresh oak nose with a slight farmhouse aroma. Hazy golden color with a white head. Fresh with dry finish...a bit of dry fruit through the middle. Really good! Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
beautiful white cloudy color. definate bourbon aroma. big heat going down. pretty tangy. heavy flavor but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2010
750ml bottle at the DC local tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma is vanilla, butterscotch, plenty of oak. Flavor has plenty of oak as well, vanilla, sweet ice cream, grass, lemon sorbet. Heavy carbonation and mouthfeel.


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