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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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (855) - USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pale golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is somewhat like a white wine mixed with bourbon. Some vanilla and light fruit. Flavor is vanilla and caramel with a bit of fruitiness. Oak and bourbon in the finish with a slight alcohol burn. Wife: 3.9


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is boozy, oaky, caramel, solid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Golden amber pour with a white head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, toasted coconut, and caramel. Flavor is sweet malts with notes of vanilla and bourbon. Really tasty. Smooth sipping brew. Abv is well-hidden too with a slightly warming finish. Complex and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (548) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. Listed here as a barley wine, advertised as a wheat wine. The pour is a great golden, orange-y color with a large white head and some great spotty lace clinging to the sides. The aroma is lightly sour with good fruits, a definite barrel presence, and a light caramel. There are also some light, soury fruits on the back end. The flavor is a bit more woody and but maintaining the good fruity background. The mouth feel is really thin, but the carbonation helps it feel a little thicker than it is. The nice sour, earthy aftertaste lingers beautifully.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (336) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Un visuel doré penchant sur l’orangé assez trouble se présente à moi, mais pas assez trouble pour que les fines bulles énervées formant une mousse généreuse m’échappent. Des effluves caramélisés et vanillés me rappellent les Werther’s Original, et s’agencent à des traces de fruits confits et de bois. En bouche, le butterscotch et la vanille sont des saveurs saillantes. Des bananes nappées de sirop d’érable ajoutent à l’aspect sucré très plaisant de la bière. Un bon apport céréalier, notamment de blé, atténue ce côté sucré. Le vieillissement en barriques de bourbon n’est pas tant présent au goût, mais amène une vague de chaleur alcoolisée qui s’étale dans une finale légèrement boisée. Âgée de près d’un an et demi, la White Oak est une grande bière. Final bâton.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (694) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Weeee! Pours orange yellow, with a fizzy white head. Aroma is primarily sour fruit; apricots. Light fizz in the mouth with a tart apricot finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Big bottle. In Wilmington. Large head. Orange golden color. Aroma of orange, light fruits, citrus, caramel. Oak barrel notes in taste. Spicy yeast notes with vanilla notes. Medium body. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (553) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2014
This was a really nice treat among the beers I had this day. Very nicely balanced with notes of oak, vanilla, cereal sweetness and slight bourbon. A nice medium body and mouthfeel let the flavors of carmel, vanilla and oak mingle with a very light bourbon lingering close behind. FInishes with a surprisingly lively carbonation pushing more sweet roasted oak down my throat. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow color with white head. Tartness, and weird wine notes on the nose, just weird; follows onto the palate. Finishes oddly bittersweet and just an off flavor. This was not a good beer, and not worth the price tag.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Barrel bomb. Not much of a barley wine behind this. Booze and bourbon. Lots of caramel and sweetness. Pours blonde with good head and lacing. Tap at Bruery event at Scion.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mindwarp (41) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2013 Bomber bottle poured into a goblet-- Pours a nice opaque golden with bubbly white head. Smells like a Belgium (ale not person) with a twist, banana maybe? This is my second Barley Wine and once again it seems the taste doesn’t follow the nose. This might be what a vanilla tree with wine sap might taste like. It also has a hint of wheat so if you like that combination you should give this beer a try. 11.5% alc and I cant taste it behind the sweetness. Not my favorite beer but I think I’m going to catch a good buzz finishing this bottle.


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