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Fruet - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

653 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 222
Gots: 418 | FT: 33
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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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-31-2012 01:37:30 | More by thegerm87
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VaTechHopHead


4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-30-2012 21:32:42 | More by VaTechHopHead
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ao125

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 11:59:26 | More by ao125
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-30-2012 04:20:13 | More by kevgod
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 03:09:54 | More by xnicknj
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cocoapuph

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-29-2012 14:40:35 | More by cocoapuph
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-29-2012 01:48:16 | More by ms11781
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BlackTuesday

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-28-2012 19:26:22 | More by BlackTuesday
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Googs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-28-2012 15:43:13 | More by Googs
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joshwith

Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-23-2012 16:35:57 | More by joshwith
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 14:47:18 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Netdigger2

South Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 12:25:29 | More by Netdigger2
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 16:31:43 | More by JohnnyBarman
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-17-2012 07:48:47 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Holland

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 01:04:21 | More by Holland
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sliks96

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-14-2012 20:59:58 | More by sliks96
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-14-2012 01:19:19 | More by Hessian257
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-12-2012 16:14:55 | More by TonyTalon
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Share with rudzud as part of our RS membership.

Light fizzy fluffy head covering surprising for the abv, super dark molasses like no light coming through beer.

Nose, awwww, so good, dreamy, full of bourbon, vanilla, oak barrel, toasted oak, sweet caramel malts, toffee, light cocoa, chewy malts, barleywine-esque, brandy soaked raisins, plums, hint of booze, light bready malts, bread pudding, hint of booze, light pie like spices. Oh man so good.

Taste sweet! Sugar, fruit flavors, fig, date, raisin, etc in brandy and syrup. Chewy malts, darker malts, plenty of caramel, toffee, etc. Booze is heavy and hot, almost tingly, with hint of esters even. Light cocoa, vanilla, tons of bourbon, oak, toasty, etc. Cognac like raisin and fig, etc. Finish is pure awesomeness, vanilla, bourbon, light booze, brandy soaked raisin, light cocoa, caramel, toffee, hint of bitterness, toasty oak. I think I'll be sipping this for hours, not because it's boozy or syrupy, but because its so delicious and I just want to prolong the greatness as long as I can.

Mouth is velvet smooth with a heavy mouth, plenty of booze, decent carb for the overall beer.

Overall, gluuuggggmmmggggrrraahhhh!!! Just friggen delicious, I can almost feel it melting in my mouth as I go even. Damn so good! This is close to a desert island beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 13:18:09 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle from our Bruery's membership and split with JLindros.

A - Poured a deep dark hue with a half finger khaki head that faded to leave light haloing.

S - Aromas floor me. Huge bourbon ans vanilla notes with nice caramel and toffee with faint barrel. No alcohol on the nose...is this 15.5%?!

T - Taste is almost mind melting. Sweet candy brown sugars, tons of vanilla so so much vanilla. Lots of rich bourbon notes with just some light alcohol. Soft chocolates with subtle dark fruits. This is a masterfully done olde ale.

M - Mouthfeel is exceptional for an old ale. Its almost too carbonated the alcohol on the tongue is masked by the carbonation.

O - Overall this beer exceeds my expectations. Delicious old ale with tons of vanilla and bourbon. So much toasted oak and vanilla. This beer is awesome!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 00:07:00 | More by rudzud
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-06-2012 23:37:13 | More by monitorpop
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albertjr21

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-06-2012 22:05:41 | More by albertjr21
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -10.5%

10-06-2012 20:43:45 | More by klipper
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.5%

10-04-2012 16:23:54 | More by djre4orm
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mfield14

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-30-2012 22:09:41 | More by mfield14
Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.