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Sucre - The Bruery

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 51
Gots: 188 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  16.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sucré is our sixth anniversary ale, loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method.

(Beer added by: Smarty_Pints on 03-29-2014)
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bottle shared with friends

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4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best brews I've had from the Bruery

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%

Yet another killer anniversary beer from the Bruery. Pours deep brownish into my glass with a one finger off white head. Aroma of bourbon, cardboard, oak, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar. Mmmm. Flavor is really beautifully smooth vanilla caramel bourbon, some brown sugar and definite oaky presence, warming alcohol. Huge body as expected, low plus carbonation, and surprisingly smooth for the big ABV. Just awesome.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Just quick notes:

Strong, sweet aroma, slightly musty and oxidized (not an old bottle). Notes of caramel.

Flavor is very, very strong. Bourbon and oak notes hit up front; tons of sweetness throughout, featuring brown sugar and caramel prominently, but also toffee, vanilla, and more bourbon; strong bourbon notes on the finish.

The dominant flavor profile after a while is brown sugar; it's got that lingering aftertaste you get from eating a spoonful of raw brown sugar.

Pretty hot beer; the alcohol is not well-hidden, nor should it be, at 16.9%.

The closest beer parallel I've had would be Sam Adams Utopias. While obviously not at that strength, and with far less spirits influence, the boozy sweetness comes through with a remarkably similar profile.


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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%

On tap at Clinton Hall in NYC, it pours chestnut brown color with a small tan head that faded and left good spotty lacing that slid down relatively quickly. Smells sweet up front, but not too sweet, with caramel, brown sugar, gummy bears, caramel dipped apples, dark rum, maple syrup, hay, cinnamon, sweet spices that are hard to describe and a general malty sweetness that is not cloyingly sweet. For an old ale this seems more like a barleywine, but regardless it smells good. Tastes sweet but the sugary essence is mild as the flavors break loose in a malty attack with molasses, caramel, brown sugar, gummy bears, Razzles, caramel dipped apples, dark rum, maple syrup, orange peel, melot, cinnamon, sweet spices like coriander and white pepper. Wow, the complexities and flavors do not seem like an old ale as this beer is smooth and full of flavor, hiding the ABV for the most part and only letting the booze and heat peek through. It's chewy and full bodied, with a ton of flavor and mild carbonation that makes it go down easier than it should. A damn fine example of this style, world class. It was expensive as hell, but worth it.

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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1.16/5  rDev -73.1%

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Sucre from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.