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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Tap at the brewery. Kind of a hazy yellow color, not what I expected, much lighter. It did have a real nice fluffy white head though. It had a distinct belgian yeast aroma, again, it was a surprise, this was unlike any wheatwine I have ever had. The alcohol was very well hidden, would not have guessed 12%.

4.1
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap at The Bruery.. Pours a cloudy golden with a thin white head... Aroma has some dough, wheat and a nice sweetness to it. Flavor had some butteriness, toasted almonds, a little bit of caramel and oak.. Easy to drink for a 12% beer...Tasty.

4.8
badlizard (5533) - 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.

3.9
can8ianben (1583) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2009
An incredible blend of white grape wine-like qualities with a balanced Belgian beer backbone. Bright and carbonated - almost champaign-like bubbles. Very interesting and unlike almost anything out there right now.

3.9
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
on tap at the bruery

golden pour, slightly sweet flavor, nice complexity, very tasty.

3.8
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 18, 2009
On tap at brewery. Sample pour. Pour is white gold: clear and deceivingly light. Aroma has a heavy cedar-oak component, perhaps some grain and faint green apple as well. Very interesting, to say the least. Palate has a medium mouthfeel, with a rather long finish. Flavor again brings to mind some serious cedar and oak, very woody in a rather good way. There is also some sweetness to this brew, suggesting vanilla and perhaps even wheat. Apple and fruit undertones. Very interesting beer overall, perhaps if this hadn’t been overshadowed by Papier and Black Tuesday in the tasting I would have given it a higher score. If given the chance I will re-evaluate.

4.1
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
On tap at the Bruery. Pours with a frothy white head over a cloudy golden glowing body. Aroma is strongly tannic with barrel, bourbon, vinous notes, buttery and light fruits. Taste is cashew, vanilla, bourbon, tannins, butterscotch, and well mellowed alcohol backbone. Very nice. Syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation. Great stuff!

4.1
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Tap at The Bruery. Golden yellow with slight white head. Vanilla and oak dominate this one. Buttery caramel and some fruits also present. Hops are noticeable in the finish. Very good indeed.

4.3
JoeTheYounger (1195) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Picked up a growler today from the Bruery for mspindler to take to a friends house. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a very nice head. Aroma is very nice and sweet from the oak. I love the smell, oak does such wonders to this beer. As mike stated the flavor is buttery and oaky with a hint of vanilla. Kind of has a swiss cheese kind of aftertaste. Very very good.

4.3
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Growler fill from the Bruery. Thanks to JoeTheYounger for picking this up. Pours a cloudy yellow with a large creamy white head. Aroma is loads of oak, some white wine, a decent alcohol sting, some overripe sweet fruits. Flavor is doughy, buttery, some caramel, lots of fruits, and more of that oaky vaniila and wine. Warm going down, kind of a long funky finish, somewhat dry. Sticky on the palate with moderate carbonation. Super tasty.


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