Friday, July 12, 2013

The Bruery White Oak

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is The Bruery White Oak.

From The Bruery 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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with a large fluffy white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, fruity esters, tropical fruit, wheat and bready malts.
Taste: Caramel malts, vanilla, wheat, bourbon, coconut, oak, candied pineapple, citrus, peach, bready  malts and a very slight yeast presence.
Overall: As a huge fan of bourbon barrel aged beers The Bruery White Oak did not disappoint.  I found it to be highly drinkable at 11.5% ABV, but then again I’ve been drinking some fairly high gravity beers lately.  I liked this beer so much I went out and bought another bottle to cellar.  I may even look for another to drink now.  I’m a fan.  Good stuff!


Mark Harvey

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