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The Bruery White Oak

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Barley Wine
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrsa (1) - - MAR 8, 2012 does not count
This lovely beer has come out of retirement . I picked some (a bunch ) up today at The Bruery Provisions in orange...very excited !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2013
My god i can smell the caramel. It goes down nice smooth with a sweet after taste. I cant wait to see what it tastes like after i age it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 On tap. Hazy orange with a creamy white head. Sweet grain fruit banana oak caramel orange and vanilla aroma and taste with lingering candy and bourbon on the back end. Some nice spice notes throughout. Good creamy palate. Another great beer from Bruery.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Lush and creamy with waves of caramel, vanilla and warming bourbon. This is amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Couldn't believe how drinkable, flavorful, and balanced this amazing beer was. I have had a lot of good beers, and this stood out enough to be among the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (609) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
Golden pour, bountiful white head. Nose is honey, muscat, vanilla and light faint citrus. Flavor is strong oak, honey drenched citrus, floral nectar, pear, spice, light bourbon/boozy character. Soft wheat character to the big sticky body. Damn this is unbelievably good and so unique. One of the best Iíve had in forever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is pineapple, caramel, coconut, booze, and wheat. Appearance is amber with a thick white head. Taste is coconut, booze, oak, pineapple, caramel, and grass. Medium body with decent carbonation. Another brilliant beer by the Bruery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2022) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Rating from 6/11/13. 750 ml bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours cloudy cantaloupe with a large white head with excellent retention; leaves some neat lacework. Aroma is strong in oak, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, toasted coconut. Taste is sweet, savory and a little sour with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, body medium, carbonation average. Super good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Clear gold amber color with nice white head, lacing glass. What a intensive, noble and complex aroma, wonderfull. White fruits, vanilla, orange, oak wood, coconuts, bourbon, young whisky, white wine. Smooth and a bit sparkling mouthfeel. Taste is amazing, multidimensional, great balance, sweet and sour and bitter in this same time. Vanilla, spices, great apple pie, white wine, coconut, bourbon, oak wood. Full body with medium carbonation. Lovely, sweet and bitter, long, warming finish. One of the greatest, most interesting beer that Iíve ever tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5340) - 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.

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