The Bruery Vitis Series: Oui Oui

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Oui Oui is the second in our Vitis Series. For this version, we aged our sour blonde ale in used wine barrels along with chardonnay grapes. The resulting ale has a pleasant funk with resounding similarities to a California chardonnay wine." It’s an RS only release.

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madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
17th June 2012
Hazy pale gold beer. No head. Palate is crisp, light and semi dry. Tart beer, mildly acidic. Lemon and white wine. Some worcester sauce sourness. Comes together reasonably well with a tart dry crisp finish. Okay but could not drink loads.

Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle- Pour is golden in color with bubbles floating around the top..Nose is grape, sour, dryness, oak, lacto, floral, barnyard...Taste is sour, nice tartness, grape, vinous, oak, dry, brett, musty..Palate is soft tartness with grape..amazing

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
750 ml bottle via trade from womencantsail. Thanks, Andrew. A very white wine/Chardonnay pour that is faintly haze, nice glowing white grape and gentle golden body. Well carbonated, a small whitish head atop dies to a mellow ring, laces small. Aromas are white grapes, gentle wine, oak, sour fruit, melon and gentle citrus. Lactic and winey, touches of spirit driven wine, gentle honeycrisp apples, touches of tart fruit and melon, tangerine. Richer oak, yogurt, mellow brett and straw. Initial is firm sourness up front, rich white grape, a touch acedic off the bat but that tapers off. Rich lactic and white grape elements surround the palate, tannic skin and oak, gentle sweetness, some bread, straw. Firm brett, rich white grape elements. Gentle sweeter honey, apples, and melon. Touches of honey and earth, rich yogurt presence. Big lactic element that is a touch harsh up front but becomes inviting. Apple and a bit cidery, the middle shows that very element, a touch of nail polish remover, apples, white grape as it gets a bit harsher in there. Backend shows lemon, grapefruit, melon, tons of white gra[pe. The Chardonnay element really asserts itself although the beer itself seems some acidity within it’s elements. Fruity and oaky, mellow sourness and rich white wine elements into the backend and finish. This beer was a good idea that got a touch out of hand at times. A bit of acedic qualities linger within but it doesn’t ruin the beer. It’s fun, richly flavored, and has a big White Wine element as adveritsed. Some fine tuning could turn this into something fun. Solid as it.. a bit flat as far as carbonation, some Champagne like life could make the acidity a bit less harsh.. upping it’s overall quality. As is, it’s ok.

blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Bottle poured a honey golden in color with no head or foam and a fairly still look in the glass. Aroma has crisp chardonnay grapes, sweet alcohol, and oak. Mouth feel is medium and has a nice texture but unfortunately this is totally flat. Flavor has thick chardonnay juice, oak, light sourness, lemon, sweet tropical fruit, and a finish that struggles to the dry side. There are some gauze touches but it is a bit rough around the edges and the lack of carbonation does not help the cause.

dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Thanks to Randy for sharing this bad boy. Had all the qualities of a sour that I was expecting, coming from the Bruery, but with a chardonnay-esc dry finish. Was very similar to a wine in the mouth feel and after taste. Interesting and intriguing.

DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours incredibly clear light golden color (reminiscent of Chardonnay). Aroma of sour grapes and sweet juice (odd mix). The sweet and sour taste is perfectly balanced. Heavy Chardonnay tones. Lovely crisp palate. Awesome. 

madvike (3302) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle shared Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pale yellow pour with next to no head. Lemony citrus, white vinegar, white grape, and a decent amount of tartness. Real sweet citrus, with white vinegar, sweet white wine,and a really tart finish.

JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Clear gold pour, no head. Aroma of grapes and lots of Chardonnay, taste is also very similar. Tasty and beautiful.

50belair (3684) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Clear pale yellow pour with no head. Smells like cat piss after a rain shower. Huge chardonnay, no wait, all chardonnay. WFT???

PhillyCraft (7981) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle with some heads, poured a slightly clearish yellow color with medium white head that wasnt lasting. Notes of lemons, chardonay, vinegar, butter, weird funk, tart berry, and some medicine. Not a fan of this one due to the sweetness and overly tart finish.

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