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Papier (Brandy Barrel) - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Papier (Brandy Barrel)Papier (Brandy Barrel)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

53 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 142
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  17.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Overlord on 07-12-2009)
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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2013 04:13:15 | More by XmnwildX12
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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-24-2013 08:08:35 | More by zestar
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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California

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Florida

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a taster. Opened my Papier and then Diego pulled this out. Nice. Bottle 739 I think.

Appearance - No real head. Minute amount of a collar. Murky brown body.

Smell - Much like the base, but with a brandy aroma. Vanilla, tons of caramel, and brandy. Also slightly oxidized.

Taste - Stronger brandy than I expected. Lots of caramel. Less oxidized than regular Papier. More caramel as it warms. Fruity and nice complementary brandy.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Slick feel. Oxidation is nice on this one too.

Overall - Not better than the regular Papier. Never a true brandy barrel fan.

03-09-2013 03:07:43 | More by Alieniloquium
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New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-04-2013 22:04:57 | More by Crookdrain
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California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-02-2013 03:29:40 | More by t0rin0
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-25-2013 16:42:57 | More by jbuddle
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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jethrodium

California

3.33/5  rDev -23.1%

750 ml bottle generously shared by ipa247. Thanks Jeff. Pours a wuddy brown with pretty much no head and just a couple of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma is lots of alcohol, brandy, plum, raisin, and caramel. Lots of brandy in the aroma with quite a bit of sugar. The taste is very sugary with lots of brandy, grape, plum, and caramel. The finish is boozy with some oak and brandy and is quite warming with a bit of astringency. Full bodied. Low carbonation. A bit too sweet and boozy for me.

01-03-2013 04:14:34 | More by jethrodium
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scottfrie

California

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%

Thanks for sharing, Jeff! Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a muddy reddish raisin brown with a thin bubbly head that quickly faded into a short lived collar.
S: Strong notes of dark fruits mixed with brandy. Very sweet smelling. I get maybe a hint of oxidization as well. Very rich, boozy and strong smelling.
T: Much tamer than the nose suggested. The flavor is neither as sweet nor as boozey as I had dreaded. I get tons of leather, vanilla and tobacco. Dark fruit notes are there as well. The beer is definitely brandy forward but it is very drinkable and smooth. Caramel, oak and chocolate in the aftertaste.
M: The alcohol is hidden extremely well for how high it is. Thick body, low carbonation, greasy, thick, smooth and heavy mouthfeel.
O: Drinks very well, I was surprised, especially for how potent the nose is. A few ounces is still all I could handle. Thanks again Jeff.

12-30-2012 23:37:28 | More by scottfrie
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Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%

Pours a darker muddled brownish/amber color, pretty much flat, some bubbles on top. Nose is very sweet and boozy, caramel, oak, burnt sugars...reminds me of a hybrid between a port & shot of brandy. Flavor is sweet & boozy, oak, dark fruits, caramel, burnt sugars. Medium body, flat, rich.

Drinking the Papier variants is like drinking SA Utopias...pretty much a hybrid between beer & spirit. Really enjoy these types of beer, so I would have to say I'd seek this one out again and look forward to the next time I can do so. Recommend!

08-31-2012 20:57:19 | More by Sean9689
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California

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Ohio

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Papier (Brandy Barrel) from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.