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RATINGS: 506   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1055) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2016
It pours golden-orange with a moderate off white head. The clarity is a bit hazy but clears up quite a bit as it warms. It has strong malt aromas with orange, caramel, wheat, and low aromas of oak and bourbon. It has a rich malt, sweet flavor. It is highlighted by caramel, honey, orange, oak, bourbon, and alcohol. The overall balance is towards the malt. It has a heavy body, not quite chewy, with a moderately high bitterness. It is fairly smooth in spite of the high alcohol content There is also a fair amount of alcohol warming. Overall, this is a malty rich balance beer with a complex blend of fruits that packs a solid alcohol punch, but is fairly smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a hazzy dark deep golden to light amber colour with a foamy white head. some of their barrel program now sees light in europe. nose of sweet caramel malts, toffee, sweet dried raisins, dried apricots, vanilla, bourbon sweetness, soft wheat, charred dried coconut. sticky full mouthfeel, boozy, light tannis tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
20107589 (690) - randers, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
pour golden with redbrown hints without a head. caramel, vanilla, and coconut. taste medium sweet with bitter hints. average carbonation, full bodied,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3935) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2016
On tap @ Ginger Man. A cloudy deep dark golden almost honey colored one with a small but lasting light sidesticking off-white top. It has a nose of wood, white wine, caramel and lots of fruity zest. Impressive in a strange way. More white wine in the taste. Lots of grapes, the Green kind. It has a above average carbonation level and a nice thick oily mouthfeel. Some alcohol, quite warming and suiting. Oaky dryness in the mouth. Zesty, some minty hints, herbal. Really packed with flavors. Ends with a hint of acidity on the tongue. A really nice beer. 19.06.2013

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (462) - 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 (1334) - 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 (1724) - 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 (1167) - 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 (4567) - 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 (4570) - 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.


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