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Fruet - The Bruery

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654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 222
Gots: 419 | 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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mfield14

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-30-2012 22:09:41 | More by mfield14
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.5%

09-30-2012 21:41:04 | More by Soneast
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Darrell. Thanks man, what a nightcap!

The beer is dark auburn with a thin off white collar.

The aroma is pleasant, offering malt, oak, booze, fruit, bourbon, toffee, caramels, oh my, what is taking place here?!?

The flavor follows suit, with a wonderful assault of flavors. The Bruery seems to have the recipe for 15%+ abv old ales / barleywines down pat. Wow. Go Patrick, wif yo bad self. A tad sweet, but never cloying. A barrage of tastes, to include toffee, oak, booze, bourbon, brandy perhaps. One could hurt thyself if left unattended with this beer.

Medium bodied with a warming alcohol finish. moderately low carbonation.

Delicious. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 03:33:28 | More by Huhzubendah
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RandyKemka

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-29-2012 01:57:07 | More by RandyKemka
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mattizmyname


4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-26-2012 19:30:39 | More by mattizmyname
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metter98

New York

4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy brown in color. It poured with a layer of large bubbles covering the surface and left a collar around the edge.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of bourbon in the nose along with some hints of fruit and sweetness.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is somewhat more complex with notes of caramel, fruit and oak.
M: It feels rather full-bodied on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There is a lot of warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer definitely tastes strong and is one that needs to be slowly sipped, although if you wait for the beer to warm up the flavor really begins to develop. It’s a nice beer to close out the night with.

Note: Bottle #644

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 02:34:03 | More by metter98
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nickhiller

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-25-2012 00:31:47 | More by nickhiller
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-24-2012 13:14:12 | More by jriggins6
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle #644

A: Pours a murky dark mahogany in color. The beer has a half finger tall dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma of this beer is all bourbon - caramel and toffee sweetness with oak, vanilla, and burnt sugar. Moderate amounts of alcohol present in the aroma of this beer as well. There are very light hints of light fruits which show up as the beer warms.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is dominated by the flavors of bourbon - sweetness is contributed by malts with the flavors of caramel and toffee with some light fruits as well. There are lighter elements of bourbon, vanilla, burnt sugar, and oak in the taste as well. Moderate hints of alcohol is present.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with light amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amounts of alcohol heat in the finish.

O: Makes a great pairing with dessert after a meal - matches really well with rich chocolate, very complementary flavors. You don't need a large pour of this beer and it is one meant to be very slowly sipped over quite a bit of time... Would probably be great with a cigar sitting by a fireplace.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 00:16:54 | More by dbrauneis
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-24-2012 00:01:12 | More by smithj4
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JonBarley

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-22-2012 02:14:43 | More by JonBarley
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-21-2012 20:18:15 | More by AlexChillton
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Jiatlas

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-20-2012 20:26:47 | More by Jiatlas
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redfacedshooter

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-20-2012 18:09:42 | More by redfacedshooter
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RandomBattle

New York

4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Bruery tulip (Yay!).

Appearance - Pours a deep dark amberish brown, very close to black but less opaque. Nice 1 finger off white head that hangs around for only a few sips. Pretty but not impressive.

Smell - Barrel aged Bruery beers seem to have a very distinct and similar aroma that I notice in each one. Going beyond that it smells of sweet dark fruits, some light oak toast, and some very light cocoa.

Taste - Again with the dark fruits but mixed with some delicious caramel and toffee flavors surrounded by a gentle bourbon oaky sweetness. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - Soft and easy going, it's an excellent sipper with only the slightest trace of alcohol and an appropriate amount of carbonation.

Overall - I have, probably, enjoyed this beer the most out of their previous Anniversary beers, maybe because of the full on barrel aging? I'm looking forward to aging and drinking more of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 20:21:17 | More by RandomBattle
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jacob4999

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-19-2012 18:17:11 | More by jacob4999
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-19-2012 01:12:25 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -10.5%

09-19-2012 01:07:45 | More by kjyost
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bashiba

Iowa

4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very dark reddish/brown with a light tan head.

The smell is all fruit and bourbon, big cherry and plum mixing in with vanilla, oak, and hints of alcohol. It smells great.

Wow this is a fruit bomb, super dark fruit notes, big blasts of cherry, plum, dates, and fig. The bourbon and oak notes start to slowly come out the more you drink along with a sweet bit of alcohol in the finish. Very sweet, desert like. I taste the alcohol, but was shocked to read it was 15%, very well done.

The mouthfeel is thick, yet has a nice dry tart quality.

Very enjoyable and unusual barrel aged beer. The Bruery continues to make unusual and interesting beers that are good.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 12:42:39 | More by bashiba
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-18-2012 00:33:53 | More by jaminjohnson
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jisom123

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-18-2012 00:33:18 | More by jisom123
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Gary79

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-17-2012 11:26:52 | More by Gary79
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Altenor

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-15-2012 20:02:02 | More by Altenor
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.5%

09-15-2012 15:31:25 | More by kjkinsey
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AgentMunky

California

4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. Bottle 03144. Vintage 2012.

A: Tannish head, less than a finger, tops a ruddy brown beer than matches the rust colored label. Relatively unimpressive.

S: Huge-sweet malts conjure up memories of Cuir. Boozy and harsh, with touch of brandy and maybe hops. Old ale-ish. (Oh, wait, it IS one.)

T/M: MmmHMmmHmmm. I am incapable of speaking, because I don't even ever want this supreme elixir to leave my mouth. Dear gods, how to describe it? Ambrosial grapes; robust, intoxicating molasses that mires the tongue as well as the mind; a thick, viscous body; lighter, fruiter tones (pears and apricots); an odd (stale?) yeast. Impeccable.

O: It looks dull, it smells dull, it tastes...like heaven on earth. One of the absolute best beers I've ever encountered. Highly recommended. Buying another bottle to age.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 07:29:43 | More by AgentMunky
Fruet from The Bruery
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