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RATINGS: 448   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenima (258) - Askim, - FEB 1, 2014
Complex aroma of fruit, caramel and vanilla. The taste is similar. Very complex. Great beer!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (433) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft pour at the beer authority tasting event. Pours a light golden color with a soapy lemon aroma. 2013 pour. Spicy flavor with a lot of yeast and an aged feel to it. A lot of funk to it. Good beer overall. Unique. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5694-20130817] Bottle. Mild lemon yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Yeasty toasted fruit flavour has a light doughy finish. Medium body. Good, though you wouldn’t tell by smelling it. (6/4/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (638) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Hazy goldan with long lasting head. Aroma of banana, coconut, wood. Taste coconut, yeast, sweet alcohol, bread, mango, banana. Great complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1572) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Orange coloured brew. A big nice holding head. A bit hard to smell, but the taste is nice, with much going on. Wood, vanilla, coconut, white chocolate, citrus. Refreshing and good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1968) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy light orange pour with a big foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is packed with coconut and vanilla. Some wheat, lemon peel, and rum too. Tastes like coconut, bourbon, and vanilla with some caramel and wheat too. So much barrel influence, makes me wonder what the base beer tastes like. A touch of lemon juice in the finish. Odd beer. Decent but just a bit too much coconut and bourbon for me to fully enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with my father-in-law. Hazy orange amber, thick off white head that retains nicely. Aroma is raw oak over caramel, vague fruits, green coconut. The palate is somewhat sticky, with fruity caramel dominating, some oaky vanilla and coconut water as background notes. Nice enough.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a cloudy orange with a short lived white head. Aroma is funky, lemon, tart. Flavor is fruity, orange, bubble gum, yeast, vanilla. Finish is lemon, citrus, tart, spicy. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1096) - San Ramon, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Smooth, smooth, smooth! Definitely taste the bourbon barrels. Tastes coconutty, general nutty, and finishes clean. Who knew Wheat had this much flavor?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - 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 (991) - 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.


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