Beer #202 Bruery White Oak

Bruery White Oak

The Bruery White Oak

Name: White Oak

Style: Wheatwine

Brewery:  The Bruery  website

Country: USA

Region: Placentia, California

ABV: 11.5% abv

How served: 750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.    

My Overall Opinion: Very Good. 4 Stars a

I paired this beer with:  Peppered hard Italian salami, Manchego cheese and spicy green olives.

Tasted on:  Friday June 7, 2013


The beer poured a hazy deep yellow with a 3 finger white thick head which dissipated quickly leaving almost no lacing on the glass.         

The nose is full of vanilla, oak, light bourbon, citrus, wheat and a hint of coconuts.

The taste initially tasted of vanilla and oak, mid way I picked up some peppery spices as well as wheat some citrus and a very mild bourbon flavor.

This beer had a light to medium body with a nice lively carbonation.  The 11.5% abv was extremely well hidden.

Overall for a Bourbon Barrel aged beer at 11.5% abv. this was a smooth & easy drinking beer.  

On the Label:

Front Label: 50% Ale,  50% Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

Vivid caramel-esque, coconut-like and vanilla-ish flavors blanketed in a crsp yet roust wheat ale.

Back Label:  White Oak is suitable for aging up to two years when cellared properly.  Best stored and cellared around 55° F (13° C) in a dark place.  Ideal serving temperature is 45° F (7° C0. Please pour carefully, leaving the yeast sediment behind in the bottle.  Best enjoyed in a wide rimmed chalice or a tulip.

From their website:

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.

ABV: 11.5%, IBU: 20, SRM: 7, Release: Varies (1st Release October 2009)

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