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RATINGS: 502   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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JustinKudo (4) - - MAR 3, 2013
Unusual beer but very delightful. Strong aroma of chardonnay. Sweet caramel taste, very enjoyable but may be too sweet for some.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Draft. Pours Amber color with thin off-white head and lacing. Green apple, toffee, caramel and white raisin notes. Sweet creme brûlée followed by raisins. Bourbon and warming alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1323) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Nice to see the bruery distribute now in Rochester. Orangish brown pour. Aromas of oak, apricot, orange marmalade, biscuit. Warming. A bit cloying, but otherwise decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Pours a hazy orange with a minimal white head. Aroma is malt and bourbon. Taste is sweet pale malt, caramel, butter, fruitiness. It’s exactly as they say it is, a combination of barleywine and strong Belgian ale. The Belgian ale somewhat mitigates the cloying sweetness and alcohol of the barleywine. Great combo!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 26, 2016
2013 vintage -- Flavors were very melded together, the easiest to pick out was the booze and the bourbon barrel. The bourbon flavor was subdued and not at all overpowering. Need to try a fresh bottle next to compare.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at Ron’s in Bedford. Gold color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of caramel, apple, pear, oak, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Taste is of oak, peppercorns, apple, caramel, and yeast.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2016
Cloudy copper with a white head. Very white head. Smells like bacon or beef jerky. Kinda tastes like that too. Weird. I like that stuff but this is just not what I was expecting in a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
Type: 750-ml. bottle (25.4 oz.) Glass: 8-oz. (I think) hotel shaker glass From: Kelly’s Liquors in San Jose, Calif. Price: $14.85 Purchased: April 14, 2016 Consumed: April 15, 2016 Misc.: Bottled on Jan. 21, 2016 at 8:52 a.m. PT Had a taster of this on Feb. 12, 2016 and gave it a 3.75 on Untappd. Did not stop me from buying this at a random liquor store in San Jose, Calif. Bottled reads “50% wheatwine-style ale aged in bourbon barrels 50% ale.” Looking forward to a patient full review of this while stuck in a hotel. Poured this a bit too cold. Poured a honey, pale, clear color with two fingers of off-white, fizzy head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top. (Sight - 3.50) Smelled caramel, vanilla and smooth bourbon in order to start. Also honey, toffee, somewhat boozy, coconut sunscreen, apple, pear, green grapes, hints of apricot and oak. (Smell - 4.00) Taste kind of followed the nose. Getting smooth vanilla, bourbon, apple, pear, green grapes, honey wheat, coconut, rather boozy, still getting slight apricot and oaky vanilla beans. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00) Was hoping this would be better than the taster from February, but came about what to I originally had it. Still liked it though. (Overall - 3.75) 3.82 86 B+

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (612) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2016
Bouteille achetée à La Mise En Bière - De couleur dorée qui tire un peu sur le orange, avec une fine mousse blanche - Au nez des arômes de vanille, de caramel, de miel, on sent le fut de bourbon, de subtile note de noix de coco, un nez assez doux et envoûtant - En bouche on retrouve la vanille, le caramel, le fut, on sent bien la presence de blé, le corp malté et sublimé par le fut, la noix de coco se fait moin présente et on ressent parfois l’alcool - Corp puissant, amertume moyenne, carbonation pétillante, douce et alcoolisée, final douce caramel et vanille - Biere complexe et vraiment délicieuse, au top

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2057) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 16, 2016
Great beer, subtle whisky and wheat aromas for a long finish. Sweet and sour notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1567) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
Honey colored pour with a white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is candied fruit, vanilla, spice, and some booze. Taste is vanilla, overripe pineapple, caramel, and some wood. On the sweeter side. Medium body.


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