White Oak – The Bruery (Placentia, CA, USA)


White Oak – The Bruery, 11.5% ABV – 1 pt 9.4 fl.oz., (Placentia, CA, USA)

on the front label:

“Vivid caramel-esque, coconut-like and vanilla-ish flavors blanked in a crisp yet robust wheat ale.”


  • Style: (bourbon) Barrel-aged Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Apple juice toffee malt vanilla oak alcoholic
  • How much: $17 (after 10% off), @Brewery Creek, Sept 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes, QUALITY that you can appreciate

Visual: Hefty bottle, screams quality. Pours pale dirty brown with a massive super long lasting ultra creamy head, very sticky lacing, clusters upon clusters of fast streams. Feelin’ good about this one.

Nose: woody pressed apple juice, hints of white grape juice, a touch of citrus. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: pressed apple juice

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) red apple juice, toffee malt, oak

Finish: tingly fizzy-tang, vanilla, soft but compounding alcohol hit, light-med warmth, malty bittersweet finish.

Summary: Straight away reminds me of a Belgian blonde; fruity, effervescent, crisp, and alcoholic. Quite skilled to get a wheat ale to behave like this. Fantastic body and character, great drinkability and approachable flavour make this one an interesting brew. Their claim of coconut is more like apple to me. 11.5% ABV, you have been warned.