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Fruet - The Bruery

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667 Ratings
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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 228
Gots: 416 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Unlike previous anniversary beers, ALL Fruet is 100% bourbon barrel-aged.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-23-2012)
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Photo of superspak
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter: bottle #14242, bottled in early 2012. Pours hazy nearly opaque dark brown color with a small fairly dense khaki head head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, date, fig, peach, pear, apple, vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, oak, leather, tobacco, brown sugar, coconut, licorice, light chocolate, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible complexity and balance of dark malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, peach, pear, apple, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, molasses, toast, bourbon, oak, tobacco, leather, brown sugar, licorice, coconut, light chocolate, and yeast/oak earthiness. Slight earthy/oak bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, pear, apple, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, toast, molasses, licorice, brown sugar, bourbon, oak, tobacco, leather, coconut, light chocolate, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Insane complexity and robustness of dark malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; with an incredible malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, slick, and lightly sticky/syrupy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish for 15.5%. Overall this is an absolutely world class old ale style. All around incredible complexity and balance of dark malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. An insanely delicious and smooth high gravity offering.

superspak, Thursday at 11:37 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

cbridge27, Aug 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jburns301, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

bnelson997, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

rlee1390, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Photo of wordemupg
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml waxed bottle poured into balloon snifter 14/6/14, cheers Adam for sharing (from notes)

A clear brownish amber, a couple bubbles under a thin film, not much for lace but some wide legs going down the side

S vanilla, lots of sweet bourbon, a pile of brown sugar, a little wood, raisins, there's some booze but very well hidden all things considered, faint molasses, caramel galore, more vanilla and bourbon, more like a liqueur then beer but its working wonders for me

T thankfully it mimics the smell, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, its sweet but manageable, tastes as good as it smells

M thick and syrupy, a little heat but I'd never guess its over 15%, sticky on the lips and a sweet woody finish

O all the important parts are well taken care of, smells and tastes awesome, a little sweet and boozy but its a minor complaint

I'd lay this down for a decade if I had a bottle, drinking well now but this one will be something special down the road, I'm just happy I got to try it today, delicious stuff

wordemupg, Jun 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

roysand, Jun 24, 2014
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Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.