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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
750ml bottle into a tulip. A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head is VERY nice looking - its two fingers high, white shaded, and beautifully creamy. I think it retains well for 11.5%, and the lacing it leaves behind is pretty but inconsistent. This one looks good in a glass. S: I get both the BSPA portion and the BA wheatwine portion, with the former coming through more vividly. Apple and pear esters tend to dominate, while its barrel characteristics (oak, vanilla, even coconut!) slowly build up as this opens up. If theres a problem, its that there seems to be a disconnect between the fruit esters and the barrel notes - as if theyre not coexisting in perfect harmony with each other. Individually, though, these two tones are actually quite satisfying. T: Apple and pear esters are at the forefront of the flavor profile, and incidentally, thats the best part of this beer. After that, it goes right into clusterfuck city. Im getting wisps of a lot of notes (oak barrel, vanilla, booze, marshmallow, coconut, tomato, tart cherries, wheat), all popping up at various stages in the flavor profile. I will give it this - its complex. Wait, no, it isnt complex. Its complicated. Complex beers have a semblance of harmony and balance, this is just a hilarious jumble of flavors. A sweet, boozy hilarious jumble of flavors, with a finish thats cloying to the point of annoyance. M: Because all the notes sort of get jammed together in a doorway, it doesnt really inspire the palate to find them out - and that means you dont care to find the notes, therefore you just want to drink this. Insomuch as the drinkability goes, its actually quite good. Its pretty light on the palate, and in spite of all the booze and sugar, goes down relatively easily...that is, until the sweetness overwhelms the palate. Which it will. O: I declare this the Three Stooges of beerdom. All the flavors do is get jammed in a doorway, with the sugary sweetness poking the fruit esters in the eyes and bonking the oak barrel in the head. Theres no way I could finish a whole 750 solo, which is why I split it with a couple friends. Dont need to ever have this one again...I really hope the bottle of Bois Im sitting on isnt like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3081) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Nice looking light amber. The aroma has wine, malt, caramel, bread. The flavor has the same, very nicely together. The finish is long lasting and warming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (637) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Tasting @Pułapka Gdańsk
Aroma of dates, raisins, wood, vanilla, sweet malty caramel. Sweet and fruity taste. Oily and full. Alcohol nicely hidden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (6055) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2016
The beer pours deep orange with light haze and an off white head. The aromas has thick caramel, vanilla, oak, sweetness and mildly toasted malt. It has a medium full body with light carbonation. The taste is very sweet and much more candy like than the aroma. It is fairly alcoholic and abrasive. There is also some medicinal and metallic aspects. Not what I expected here at all. Wanted more richness as apposed to sweetness and make malt than metallic. So it goes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (573) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle at hopahplic. Thx zozo. Deep hay yellow colour small white head. Nose is vanilla, oak. Taste is sweet, light bitterness. Strong vanilla oak. Like a barique white wine. A Lingering vanilla aftertase. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manomarnypopis (57) - POLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Złote, mała piana. Słodkie, octowe, miodowe. Słodka melasa, slodowosc, beczka, slodycz, lekkie drewno, trochę kojarzy się z flandersami, fajne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1231) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 21, 2016
White Oak / Bourbon BA Wheat Wine Aromat lekko kakaowy, słodki, karmelowy. Smak słodki, w smaku karmel, mały alkohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1598) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Dużo beczki po Bourbonie, sporo alkoholu, wanilia, melasa, rżowy pieprz, słodkie, bardzo waniliowe na finiszu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2416) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a White Oak by The Bruery at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Taki white chocolate mini. Nutka dominujaca jak w tamtym, winilia, migdaly, alko, troche drewna, slidkie, bialy pieprz, klasa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (552) - - NOV 8, 2016
Dry white wine. Tart Cherries. Tropical fruit. Pours a murky mango orange with a thick foamy bright white head. Lots of suds left on the glass. Dry white wine. Fair amount of esters. Tart fruit. Velvety mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoRoBeNiKi (147) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Should be listed as a wheatwine.which is a wheaty barley wine. 2016 vintage, from Bottle King. Aroma: Light pepper notes, slight alcohol, sugar (caramel,) light coconut, some vanilla, wheat. reminds me a bit of some whiskeys Appearance: cloudy golden orange color with a tall head, white in color. Taste: Caramel/coconut sweetness with some peppery undertone. Slight fruitiness as well. Slight heat from the alcohol. Palate: A bit too alcoholic for the percentage. Wouldnt call it this balanced. Overall: Flavors are solid but I find the balance in terms of alcohol flavor/palate. I found the aroma to be slightly better than the taste also.

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