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Fruet - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
99
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661 Ratings
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 223
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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Photo of mobius387
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

mobius387, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of BigE90
5/5  rDev +11.6%

BigE90, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is pretty amazing. Served in a Bruery tulip. Beer is dark brown and clear with a lazy but nice tan head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, low carbonation.

Aroma is great, bourbon, heat, malt, wonderful.

Beer is nice, easy drinking, smooth going down. LIke all the anniversary beers available, this beer is wonderful. Nice heat without being boozy, nice mouthfeel, not too thick, nice sweetness without being cloying. I love anniversary time of year, every year. I will definitely have this again.

drabmuh, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of apocalypsezombie
4.75/5  rDev +6%

apocalypsezombie, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of beerhan
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-poured into a snifter. Dark brown with a thin white head and ridiculously sticky.

S-wood, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon .

T-lots of tasty oak with vanilla and brown sugar shining through. A sour bourbon kick with a milk chocolate taste. Very sweet when cold but when warmer it is nice and rich with a woody finish.

M-very light body, almost no carbonation. A little too drinkable.

O-very solid beer but super thin. A beer this strong should not be so drinkable but this was thoroughly enjoyable.

beerhan, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of nlmartin
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was chilled and served in a snifter. The beer was a little closed up from the cold and had to sit awhile.

A- The body of the beer is a rusy chestnut brown coloration. The head was white but immediatly disappeared.

S- The aroma of the beer is super sweet! Molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, lots and lots of bourbon, dark fruits dates, figs, and raisins, earthy leathery notes finish the aroma.

T- The flavor of the beer is way sweet at first taste. Brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, loads and loads of bourbon, dark fruits dates, figs and raisins. This would all be way too sweet; however, the burnt notes of the sugars, cocoa, alcohol heat, a bit of tannins from the fruit keep this beer in check.

M- The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, oily and slick very full bodied. The carbonation is low. The alcohol heat of the beer is very restrained. The beer is very sweet upfront but dries out from alcohol and tannins.

O- This beer is a sipper. Its a nice boozey beer treat for a cold morning. Nicely done!

nlmartin, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

brystmar, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of BillHilly
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

BillHilly, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

thegerm87, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.75/5  rDev +6%

VaTechHopHead, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of ao125
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is just a brilliant beer. I think my favorite from 2012. I think at one point I said I wanted this beer to have my babies. I still stand by that. The only kicker is the price tag, at around $30 a bottle, give or take - depending on where you find it.

A: Pours a chestnut brown with a finger of head, that dissipates quickly.

S: Big vanilla, oak, bourbon, and stone fruits

T: Tastes exactly like how it smells, and it's glorious. It's sweet, bordering on cloying - but everything about this beer is so over the top, that it works.

M: Thick, chewy, and mouth-coating. I wouldn't expect anything less.

O: Just, wow. Despite the high price, I bought six bottles of it to age and drink over the next few months. At 15.5% abv, this can only get better.

ao125, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of kevgod
5/5  rDev +11.6%

kevgod, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into tulip

Pours a lightly hazed deep caramel brown color with a thin layering of beige head. Large, bubbly collar retains throughout the pour while leaving little lacing on the glass.

Intensely boozy, rich and sweet in the nose. Bourbon and caramel mixed with toffee, brown sugar and burnt notes. Oak, leather and vanilla with heavy alcohol warmth.

Sticky sweetness up front driven by vanilla, caramel, brown sugar and toffee. Incredibly rich and complex with roasted layers of dark malt. The bourbon character is up front and slightly aggressive throughout the profile, which I enjoy. Hints of dark fruit with candied notes. Finishes sweet, boozy and warm.

Full body, milder carbonation, sticky, full and heavy on the tongue. Creamy and smooth while drinking, although this is definitely a slow sipper. I wasn't as blown away with this as I was 100% Cuir, but this really brought the barrel heat in a way that I truly love. I don't see buying many more at $30+ per bottle, but this was definitely worth trying.

xnicknj, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of cocoapuph
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

cocoapuph, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

ms11781, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of BlackTuesday
4.75/5  rDev +6%

BlackTuesday, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Googs
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Googs, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of joshwith
5/5  rDev +11.6%

joshwith, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #09408 poured in to Bruery tulip.

A - Very dark brown; almost completely opaque with only slight traces of light penetrating around the edges. One finger of cream coloured head that reduced to a few scattered bubbles across the top of the glass.

S - A huge bourbon aroma up front. Plenty of vanilla and oak notes round out a large barrel presence in the nose. Some roast, dark fruit, smoke and cherry notes from the base beer in the background. The barrel definitely dominates the nose.

T - Bourbon notes up front with oak and vanilla flavours come through from the barrel but the presence of the base beer is much more pronounced than the nose indicated. Brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, raisin, plum and cherry flavours all come through from the base beer along with a hint of smoke. Great integration of the barrel and the base beer.

M -Medium to full body. Thick and chewy. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Netdigger2
4.93/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours a deep brown with an off white head and had a bunch of lacing.

The smell has a bunch of caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon, vanilla notes, with traces of fresh fudge. It smells very rich.

The taste is caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla and has a decadence that I've very rarely ever experienced.

The carbonation is on the lower side, but enough to keep the mouthfeel on the medium side and highlight the beauty of this beer.

Absolutely fantastic! ISO.

Netdigger2, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single waxed-top bottle enjoyed at a recent tasting, courtesy of a stalwart gentleman of virtue true. Cheers, Brad!

Poured into a goblet sampler glass. Caramel-chocolate brown in colour, murky, and with a small but sturdy head of foam that survives as a thick ring. The viscosity of this brew is evident with the pour - this brew has some heft to it.

Nose is bloody spectacular, with rich caramel sweetness, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, figs, dates, raisins perhaps, toffee and a rich warming booziness. Divine.

Similar tasting notes as in the nose, and man is it doing it for me. A terrific blend of sweet caramel, booze, vanilla and fruit that, on top of everything else, tastes more like something in the 10% range (minus the thickness, of course). Thick, syrupy, but with sufficient carbonation to keep the sweetness at bay.

Another knockout from the Bruery - a pleasure to drink and share.

JohnnyBarman, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

ObeMaltKinobee, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Holland
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown with minimal head, very thick looking

S: bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, roasted sugar

T: very sweet, but full of dark fruit character with tons of caramel sweetness along with wood flavor, which wasn't as prominent as I thought it would be.

M: thick, well carbonated, but thick and sticky

O: only the sweetness is keeping this from a much better score. Amazing that the barrel is so wonderful for the beer, but doesn't take too much away from the regular old ale flavors.

Holland, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of sliks96
4.75/5  rDev +6%

sliks96, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Hessian257
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Hessian257, Oct 14, 2012
Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.