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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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2121) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle courtesy Sandstone. Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a fading tan head. Aroma is scotch-like, both in character and in alcohol. Strong estery notes with pear and stone fruit, some vanilla/honey. Flavor is delicious but very sweet; honey, candied citrus, vanilla, maybe a touch of tropical fruit. Not to mention bourbon. Rich but still hot, could use some time to mellow out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3465) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
750ml bottle shared at a tasting. Pours a cloudy golden-straw color with a huge white head and some solid lacing. Aroma is nice and smooth with wheat, light tropical fruits, and herbal notes. Flavor is wheat, citrus, tropical fruit, and oak. Really smooth and tasty, a great wheat wine. Don’t believe the haters that say that this isn’t good. It is in fact good. Nice medium-light palate with lively carbonation, not too boozy, belying the 12% kick. Drinkability is very high for the style and ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8850) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 Bottle… Murky golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma lends pale grains, oak, apricot and pear. Full-bodied with Champagne-like carbonation. Well-balanced flavor – sweet, but also acidic. Lengthy, tangy finish. Kudos to smith4498 for popping the top on this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle from a trade with JohnC. Pours hazy golden color with white head. Fruity aroma with some oak. Flavors of wheat, citrus, fruit and some wood. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Hazy amber color/ lasting white head. Mild bourbon, dry oak, citrusy spicy aromas. Light frothy mouthfeel. Mild bourbon vanilla flavor, with dry wood, tart citrusy wheat malt, mild bugs. Not too much bourbon in this one- a good thing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Nose of sweet wheat, honey, belgian notes - sweet, light yeast and honey. Bourbon adds sweetness in the nose with notes of vanilla. Pours orange golden hazy nice frothy head. Flavors of wheat, sweet oranges, honey, bourbon, vanilla. Underneath are flavors of light estery yeast and dust. Sweet bourbon notes. Lots vanilla. A little alcohol warmth. Solid beer all around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2009
750ml capped, thanks Alex! Pours a hazy golden with a gray tint an a tight white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Fireweed honey, oranges, esters, bubblegum, wet bourbon, vanilla, coconut milk. Tight creamy mouth feel with light to medium body. Boozy citrus wheaty sweetness up front with vanilla bourbon, toasted coconut and oak, a hint of some tart wine like flavor...mostly from the barrel. Really enjoyable and I wish I had one of these to age and see where it goes, I think some oxidation would be interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haslinger (864) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2009
bottle thanks to kegbear. Very vanilla aroma with a hint of something else. The taste is slightly fruity with a bit of oak coming through. Almost a bit tart but not quite. This one is real complex and some nice grape comes out as it warms. Awesome beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Wow this smells like a chardonnay. Wow it tastes like one too. Vanilla, caramel, white grapes, and a ton of oak. Like a creamy, full-bodied white wine. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Poured hazy deep golden, oak, vanilla, bready, little fruity, little alcohol, little citrus peel.


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