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Fruet - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

658 Ratings
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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 222
Gots: 418 | FT: 34
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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dman5400

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

02-10-2013 20:25:08 | More by dman5400
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-10-2013 15:35:18 | More by smekermann
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shuntstout

New Mexico

4.94/5  rDev +10.5%

Consumed 2/9/13 we poured this beer into a Rogue Santa's Private Reserve flute.
Appearance: is a deep brown with a nice ruby red shining through at the bottom of the glass. Head was very little and dissipated quickly but was toffee colored while it lasted.
Smell: Wow that smells delicious! From the bottle its oak, vanilla and dark fruits battling. Poured into the glass the aroma destroys and I get more oak with an intense bourbon/fudge blast that is just mind blowing!
Mouthfeel: I think its a wee bit thin because of the alcohol percentage but it is almost spot on. Fuck my life this is a good brew!
Taste: At 15.5% this beer is "slammable" with a pleasant burst of booze to set it off. ABV is definitely not an issue I could drink this all day if it wasn't actually 15.5%. Nuttiness is very pronounced with a young sherry or port finish. Not overwhelming like Utopias or anything its really balanced and delicious.
Overall: We threw a splash of it on each of our 3 Filet Mignons that we were pan searing... This is the most outstanding BB Old Ale I have ever had, I can't believe the %, the $ and the flavor. Will definitely be seeking out more of these and you should too!
Thank you Bruery

02-10-2013 02:39:42 | More by shuntstout
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kirok1999

Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +5.4%

A-Pours a cloudy, hazy strawberry brown with a nice off white head that lingers for quite a while.
S- Smells so complex, lots of caramel, burnt sugar, smoke, oak, apple cider and bourbon.
T- Wow, what a complex monstr of a beer. More like a cognac. Tons of sweet caramel, bourbon, brown sugar, juicy raisins and so much more. This beer is so complex it would take pages to desribe it. Lingering aftertaste make it a sipper for sure.
M- Feels thick and dense, sticky sweet and creamy.
O- Overall one of my favorite old ales and I can`t wait to get a vertical going.

02-10-2013 01:18:01 | More by kirok1999
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-09-2013 06:00:37 | More by Azrael
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dipaguy

Florida

4/5  rDev -10.5%

02-09-2013 03:09:01 | More by dipaguy
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.74/5  rDev +6%

Split this with my wife tonight.

Served in a wine glass.

A: Poured a maroon color, VERY cloudy, without much head to speak of.... maybe a slight of white sillouette of a head.

S: Coconut bourbon scent which buried the fruit (isn't coconut a fruit?). My wife said it best: "Smells like a Kona Coffee coconut macaroon minus the coffee."

T: Tastes like a coconut macaroon, through and through. Not the fruit presence like "Cuir," not the booze of "Coton." Never tried Papier before. The sweetness gave it sort of a coconut pie-esque flair , along with an uber sweet "Chess Pie."

M: Sure, this was sweet, but it was so awesome in that respect. Dessert city! Only the slightest sliver of carbonation.

O: Is my review for this one going to be higher than "Cuir?" I guess I need to check that out now. Pretty awesome....

02-09-2013 00:49:35 | More by Chaney
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-08-2013 10:23:38 | More by beernads
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jegross2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-08-2013 04:35:06 | More by jegross2
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -6%

- Bottle#16855. Labels claims contains alcohol. 15.5% to be exact. 100% barrel aged. Sampled between 58f-64f as recommended.

A: Strong carbonation presence within a coal black body. Bready dark khaki head sits a finger high and stays the course eventually settling to a creamy milky covering.

S: Big wiff of burbon upon uncapping. Burbon tones are very evident with some prunes, sweet dark fruit and black coffee. Licorice and anise hints also come about.

T: Boozy burbon, you feel the entire 15.5%abv on this one. Creamy coffee, sweet dark fruit and some toffee sweetness. Silky vanilla laced roast, incredibily smooth with some licorice and anise and burnt grain sweetness. Sweet figs, molasses and sugary raisins only add to the sweetness of this drink which is a bit overpowering at times.

M: Silky smooth texture, incredibly smooth velvety, medium bodied with a warming of burbon and dark fruit sweetness.

O: The label states this contains alcohol, and that is an understatement. This beer shows its alcohol and sweet nature at an early age, only wish i had a bottle to age of which the label claims suitable for decades. Very sweet and boozy, must drink at recommended temp and consider splitting with a friend. Slow sipper alone and very sweet.

02-08-2013 00:17:20 | More by beerthulhu
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-05-2013 18:28:30 | More by Sean9689
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-03-2013 21:52:25 | More by ygtbsm94
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.5%

02-03-2013 21:41:10 | More by marine1975
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-03-2013 15:31:19 | More by RedneckBeerz
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-02-2013 14:10:54 | More by CarolinaKevin
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -10.5%

02-01-2013 01:12:53 | More by THECPJ
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-31-2013 22:45:06 | More by alamode
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mcgwire756

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2013 19:13:04 | More by mcgwire756
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jlindsey

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2013 19:00:07 | More by jlindsey
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imperiallibations

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-30-2013 22:11:48 | More by imperiallibations
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Durb777

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-28-2013 14:12:26 | More by Durb777
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dave122382

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-27-2013 21:34:22 | More by dave122382
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.76/5  rDev +6.5%

Opened this baby up at our epic tasting last night.

Poured a murky, opaque tan/brown that did not look very appetizing. No obvious sediment, but simply murky. Off-white, short lived head. Very odd, since this bottle has not been disturbed for a while. Oh well, moving on. Very sweet, sweet, SWEET nose with huge notes of caramel, treacle, and a hint of molasses. Raisins and even a hint of gingerbread. Vanilla and more caramel here. Definitely getting a bunch of bourbon in the nose as well. The flavor is just as I described, but even more so. The bourbon flavors are abound during the entire experience. Finish is sweet and sticky. Nicely carbonated, big body to boot. Very nice find if you are into big, sweet beers.

01-27-2013 18:56:38 | More by DmanGTR
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Petevocals

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-27-2013 17:31:47 | More by Petevocals
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-27-2013 08:27:18 | More by bozodogbreath
Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.