Oak & White

Indiana
United States
Oak & White, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Our blonde lambic-style sour ale, Basis, serves as the backbone for Oak & White.  Selected barrels are transferred and aged on a white grape varietal. The white grape varietal used for Oak and White is Traminette.
Oak & White has zesty carbonation, with the appearance of light straw in the glass. White wine aromas dominate, tempered with hints of tart, tropical and fruity notes. Flavors of white wine continue upon tasting, with a sour beer character complimenting the tropical notes of the selected grape. Finish is dry, with petite grape notes.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
7
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Aged German Spalt
Malts: 
Pale, Pilsner, Raw White Wheat, Bonlander Munich
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Oak & White by Upland Brewing Co. is a barrel-aged fruited sour ale, judged as BJCP Category 28C, Wild Specialty Ale. This beer has a tart aroma with layers of complexlty that follow. Low spicing and oak tannins are present, as is a distinct white grape (fermented, like white wine) aroma. Together, these aromas are mellow and pleasant. It pours a clear, pale gold color with moderate white head. This beer's flavor has distinct yet light oak character--primarily tannin--and is moderately sour. It has a buttery taste and texture, again like white wine. The finish is dry but retains the buttery fullness. Carbonation is moderately high, but feels lower due to the fuller texture. Hops are nowhere to be found in this beer, but it doesn't need them. Overall, this beer's vinous quality makes it analagous to a white grape version of a Flanders Red Ale. An excellent sour ale.

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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