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Fruet - The Bruery

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666 Ratings
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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 127
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 barleywinefiend
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured a caramel color with reddish hues and rocky yet minimal tan head. The head quickly fades leaving a mere dose of bubbles and spotty lacing.

S: Holy dark fruits; figs, raisins, plums. Caramel, toffee, wood and bourbon. A very stikging beer on the nose bu man was it plesant.

T: A tsunami of booze soaked figs and raisins greet the taste buds initially, followed by a wash of heat, caramel, toffee, loads of sugar, waves of molasses, vanilla, Earth, wood and more sticky sugar. The finish is hot, stikcy yet decadent and oh so tasty.

M: Lower carbonation but big bodied, just right for the style. Loads of flavor whop the palate minites after tasting, mouthfeel is warming, sweet and I almost dont want to swallow.

O: Probably the bst Bruery beer I have consumed to date. The style was on point and the barrel again was fantastic! Damn was this good.

barleywinefiend, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ChrisPro
4/5  rDev -10.5%

ChrisPro, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of mdvatab
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

mdvatab, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

drummermattie02, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of ridglens
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

ridglens, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of extra
4/5  rDev -10.5%

extra, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: poured a pale yellowish brown in color with pale brown highlights and a thin head the left only a few bubbles of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: plenty of dark frutiness such as figs, plums and dates with good caramel, molasses brown sugar sweetness, plenty of bourbon booze heat, subtle burnt sugar but with vanilla notes.

T: lots of booze was very apparent on the palate on the first sip with great caramel, molasses, brown sugar sweetness alongside plenty of dark fruit, good bourbon barrel character, nice oaky wood accents, vanilla flavor and mild burnt sugar notes.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a very sweet, oaky woody, dark fruity, bourbon boozy and silky finish.

O: thought it was a solid old ale all around and was glad to finally get a chance to tick it.

Gobzilla, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of BierJager89
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Red tinted murky brown with a brown ring of head. It's appearance isn't really a 4.25, but it's a damn good beer and I don't want that dragging my rating of it down.

S: Like an old ale. A delicious old ale. Dark fruit, plums, figs, chocolate, maybe peach, maybe raspberry, maybe strawberry (I don't remember it that vividly, but this is what I put in my notes), Vanilla and oak bourbon character, which is always nice, as well as that typical old smell (old yeast?) that you get in old ales. Again, it didn't smell that great, but the bourbon helped, and I don't want it dragged down for that.

T: The taste is what makes it such a great beer. Dark fruit and plums again, raisin, vanilla, oak, excellent bourbon character, molasses, and a bit of alcohol that cuts the sweetness and actually enhances the taste of the beer (I said in my notes it makes this a well balanced beast).

M: Full bodied, alcohol heat, but not too much (I do love my whiskey, so maybe I'm a bit numb to it), not overly carbonated or harsh.

O: It's a lot like North Coast's Old Stock Cellar Reserve. It's a delicious old ale, made more delicious by bourbon barrel aging, and it has excellent bourbon character. As of writing this, out of 615 beers I've had, this is number 10. I have to thank Agentmunky for sharing his bottle with me. Is it worth the $30+ pricetag? No, but get a bottle anyways. Get two. Age one. This beer is worthy of a try, if only once.

BierJager89, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of jasinviso
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jasinviso, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Mark000
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Mark000, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in to a Bruery tulip

A - flat caramel brown with very minimal carbonation present that disappears entirely after a couple minutes; minimal bubbly head that goes quick

S - fig; sugar; bourbon; oak; caramel; vanilla; sugared raisins; molasses; booze; this one hit me on the nose 2 feet away from the bottle when I popped the top

M - brown sugared dark fruits; dates; fig; caramel; molasses; vanilla; damn good bourbon; oak; butterscotch candy; as it warms, cotton candy

M - an easy-going full body; smooth; minimal carbonation; sticky like BCBS but not as; rich and sugar-coated

O - after a big night last night, I had no intention of opening up a 15.5% beer on a Sunday; however, I wanted to get excited about RS13 and hadn't had this beer; thankfully, I cracked this delicious number open and real happy I did. It's full of sugary, caramel, dark fruit tastiness with that bourbon-boozy focus in a smooth and creamy beer. With a little bit of snow falling and temps in the single digits, this is a perfect evening sipper.

SkeeterBoganski, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

El_Jefe, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Shirin
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Shirin, Jan 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

AnotherImperial, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

MarkyMOD, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

millertime416, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

BREWSnTATTOOS, Jan 08, 2013
Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.