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RATINGS: 532   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3920) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 On tap and snifter served at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a hazed, light orange/amber hue, frothy, soft white head foam that promptly reduced to a thick band & film, but left some clingy, web-like lacing on the glass. The aroma started with a little Belgian yeast funk, then a touch of caramel, fruitiness, and some light woodiness. The flavor was estery, with some candy sweetness, grapefruity tartness, and only subdued alcohol presence to me. Effervescent, but just medium bodied. Some nice crispness to the finish. Pleasant, but not overly exciting. Again on tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and found better clarity in the color, more persistence to the head, some cidery taste & tartness in the flavor, a little less effervescence, but noticeable warmth to the alcohol. +.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (12277) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2013
courtesy of Thomas Schneider - cloudy orange beer with a little foam left; a fair woody aroma with notes of oranges, coriander and honey; huge malt backbone and fairly sweet; a late solid tart bitterness; quite a lot of residual sugars and solid astringent woody notes, lingering hints of oranges - too sweet to be great

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
booziness aroma with vanilla caramel. HUGE head of tan foam over the amber beverage. Bourbon definitely dominates the flavor but not in a bad way. Didnt find the coconut as the others who were drinking this bomber with me. Overall this brew is a sleeper of great flavor. Its above average and happy to have 2 more bottles laying down in the cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Hazy golden pour. Bright malty nose. Big bourbon, caramel and vanilla notes on this, really nice! A touch on the sweet side, but this helps balance the boozieness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle share. Hazy light orange. Big white head. Aroma is citrus, candied sugar, oak, vanilla. Taste is woody, sweet water, vanilla, spices, fresh citrus tang. Good stuff. Crispy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5840) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013
750ml bottle from Crossroads. Poured a hazy light nectar orange body with an average sized foamy white head that settles to a 1/4 inch and lasts the entire beer. Aroma is weird, fruity overall with some light bourbon notes and lots of Mischief notes coming out, honey topped toast along with Belgian yeast, tropical fruits, barrel, some white wine, candy, woody. The aroma has a lot going on but not loving it. Fuller syrupy body with average carbonation and a lingering coating syrupy feel. Flavor is abit better than the aroma, notes of light bourbon, tropical fruits, Belgian yeast, toast, wood, old hard vanilla candy, mango, sawdust. Interesting but wish they mixed this with something other then Mischief.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2013
pours golden orange/yellow. Aroma is Belgian yeast, oak, caramel, fruit. Taste is mostly Belgian strong ale, wish there was more bourbon, hint of vanilla, booze hidden well. Was hoping would be more bourbon wheatwine and less Belgian ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Tap at Chucks Hop Shop, Seattle. Wow. Could I have another, puh-lease?! Beautiful straw hazed golden pour. Light white head. Effervesant aroma of vanillad straw and sweet tender boozy malts. Flavor is sharp, but neat about it...a cutting woody oak sense mixed with a fruity barleywine blended with a load of vanilla funk tannins towards the finish. Brilliant libation right here!

Bottle: Had in the bottle the other night. Not sure if what I had on tap up in Seattle was the same beer or not, but this didnt wow me like the tap tasting. Just a bit flatter and not as full flavored overall. Still great brew, just not the WOW status.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2013
This one obviously doesnt suffer from The Bruerys infamous lack of carbonation. Clean sharp golden pour with two fingers of crackling eggshell white head. Very buttery/oaky nose, sharp tannic American oak shows with some spicy and peppery notes, kind of boozy. Raw bread dough shows a little bit. Spicy/peppery flavor. Combination of oak and alcohol here. Probably the Golden Ale as well. Medium full bodied with a spicy/boozy finish.

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