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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wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Yellow. nose is white wines, grapes, white wine vinegar, lactic tartness. Flavor is sour grapes lactic lemony sourness, light funk. flat. some tongue biting sourness. Not bad. good grape and sour complexities.

jbeatty (1263) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle, 10/26/2012. Pours a brilliant golden color, thin white head is burned away quickly, leaving a still surface-almost looks like a chilled white wine. Aroma is tart white fruits, pineapple, butterscotch, white grape vinegar, yeast, wood. Initial taste is puckering pineapple, lime, green apple, softening into chardonnay character- sweetness, vanilla, oak- still some funk in the finish. Medium palate, quite drinkable for this level of sourness. Not too bad.

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, barnyard, wood, and buttery chardonnay grapes. Flavor of chardonnay, citrus, yeast, and florals with a dry finish.

blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
b ottled, thanks to ericandersnavy, clear yellow golden color with no head, aroma sour white grape, with nice balanced flavor of white bitter grapes, nice beer

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with no real head. The aroma has a ton of tart wheat in it, as well as some acidic notes like you get from chardonnay. The flavor is similar. I get a ton of tart wheat and apple notes, as well as some oak and white wine grape notes. The tartness level is very high and really makes my mouth pucker. Medium mouthfeel and very little, if any, carbonation. A very nice sour beer.

FlacoAlto (4221) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2012
The beer pours with a lightly hazy, pale gold color. It is almost completely flat and has not head what so ever. The nose smells of oak, and definite Chardonnay, it is dry, lightly tart and has a base funky phenol character and mustiness to it that leans towards slightly medicinal notes. This really mostly smells like an oaky Chardonnay though.

The beer has a sourness to it that is lactic in character up front; it then gets a bit harder / sharper in its acidity in the finish, it has an acetic edge to it even. This has lots of Chardonnay like flavors to it; this is quite vinous; the complete lack of carbonation also makes the description more apt. Rounded grape like flavors are joined by light oak notes that lean towards woody touches, and hints of buttery oak. There is a somewhat tropical fruit like character to this beer; seems a bit like pineapple, or perhaps grapefruit even. This does have an extremely low carbonation, non-existent even, it is somewhat viscous, and has some palate heft to it; this really needs the carbonation to shine though. The flavor gets a bit medicinal as it warms up, with some musty and phenolic notes as well.

This is not bad, but it is a bit heavy on the spicy, acetic, acidity (that could perhaps have some malic character to it too). Overall it seems a bit disjointed, despite it being so Chardonnay dominated. This beer really, really needs carbonation, this seems to hurt the overall impact more than I might have guessed.

boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured a light, pale straw color with no head. Body was soft and lacked carbonation. Quite vinous and super wine-like. In fact, no carbonation really allowed Oui Oui to lend itself to a wine character. Sweetness, grape juice, and champagne-like fermented tones and a mild tartness.

kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light yellow with almost no head. Aroma of white wine. Tastes of Chardonnay wine and grapes with some tartness. If you like Chardonnay you will be a fan of this beer.

markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Thanks to kiefdog for the share on this one. Pours a clear yellow with no head. It almost makes me wonder if the Bruery is making wines now. Nose is huge chardonnay with some tart grapes, some light malt, and earthy yeast notes. Flavor is similar with chardonnay, tart grapes, slight malt, and big vinous character. Light to medium in body with chardonnay all over and a lingering vinous tartness. Interesting beer overall.

Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
17 July 2012, bottle. Light, almost fluorescent yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is hugely sour, can't say it smells of Chardonnay grapes. Maybe there is some Chardonnay mist. Smelling it makes a tingle in the back of my throat. Thin body and slightly fizzy. Very tart winey but sweet enough so it doesn't quite set your teeth on edge. A lambic that has faint sweetness and unique grape taste. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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