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Fruet - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

653 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 653
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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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

09-12-2012 09:16:36 | More by BrokenStones
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vitters03

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

09-08-2012 15:16:15 | More by vitters03
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JohnnieQuest

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

09-07-2012 15:52:43 | More by JohnnieQuest
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

09-06-2012 05:00:10 | More by duceswild
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kk73

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -10.5%

09-05-2012 06:40:24 | More by kk73
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-04-2012 23:25:50 | More by bradfordjohnson
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Jpwv

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-04-2012 14:40:53 | More by Jpwv
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jgrummm

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-04-2012 00:12:53 | More by jgrummm
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rightcoast7

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-01-2012 22:56:46 | More by rightcoast7
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

09-01-2012 15:01:14 | More by ste5venla
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping me out. Bottle #09973.

4.0 A: Murky dark brown color. Two fingers of tan, creamy/frothy head. Retention is about what you'd expect from a beer so massive and a very short ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Not nearly as bourbon forward as I remembered 100% Cuir to be, but no issues as it still smells great. Like many a Bruery beer, this one is quite sweet. Caramel, molasses, and a bit of toffee. Big raisin and date character with lesser amounts of tobacco, plum, and currants. Tons of brown sugar. Bourbon contributes a well received leather foremost with earthiness, oak, and vanilla secondary. Oh yeah, and the booze is very well hidden. Very nice.

4.0 T: The taste is as intense as the nose. Big brown sugar, big raisin, big tobacco, big caramel, big molasses, big toffee, big plum. Dates, currants, leather, oak, and vanilla secondarily. This is supremely sweet, so sipping this is requisite. I dare say it's too sweet, but it still tastes pretty good. This has rounded off its edges over the years while maintaining potency. It's also boozy, but it's not overly boozy. Rather, it's what you'd expect at 15.5%.

4.0 M: Heavy body. Good mellow carbonation. Good creaminess. I would have given this a higher score if the excess sugar didn't cause amylase aggregates at the back of my throat.

3.5 D: This beer is definitely maturing. Solera FTW. However, it's still sweet as hell and probably always will be. It's a good sipper, though, especially if you're in the mood for a sweeter brew. Glad I bought a few extra.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 23:49:59 | More by DavoleBomb
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Savearth

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

08-29-2012 23:29:27 | More by Savearth
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Diomede

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

08-29-2012 20:48:31 | More by Diomede
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-29-2012 18:28:38 | More by mendvicdog
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stakem

Pennsylvania

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

750ml shared with friends and poured into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a mahogany color that is cloudy with lighter yellow hints around the edges. A tan head fades down to a thin film with big bubbles holding around the edges.

The smell is packed with full on barrel character. Caramel, toffee, vanilla, booze. burnt sugars and bready grain. Coconut through the middle gives way to a mildly oxidized touch with some raw woodiness being the last characteristic noted.

The taste is initially of burnt sugars; toffee, caramel, vanilla, molasses, some oak and hints of oxidation. Some coconut flavoring and tangy whiskey accented alcohol emerge as the brew warms. Overall there is quite a bit of residual sugar masking the alcohol that really doesnt start to make itself known until it warms up.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is an awesome sipper with huge barrel presence that I found to be excessively enjoyable. A touch of oxidation breaks up the sweetness an once warm starts to become quite boozy. Highly recommended but not something to be had everyday considering the price point on these.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 18:02:30 | More by stakem
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-28-2012 02:11:35 | More by pokesbeerdude
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mdfb79

New York

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

From 08/18/12 notes. Got a few bottles of this frmo the Reserve Society, split my first bottle with jslot38. Poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky reddish-brown color with one finger of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bourbon, sweet dark fruits, toffee, caramel malts, molasses, wood, vanilla, sugar, and roasted malts. Very nice mix of bourbon, toffee, vanilla, and sweet fruit; awesome nose.

t - Tastes of sweet dark fruits, bourbon, oak, caramel malts, toffee, wood, sugar, molasses, vanilla, roasted malts, and toasted malts. Sweeter than the nose and more sweet dark fruits and less vanilla. Very nice, though I like the nose a touch more.

m - Full bodied and low carbonation, the body is very smooth and creamy. For an ABV of 15.5% ABV it is extremely easy to drink. The alcohol is there, but feels like 9-10%.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot and think it's the second best anniversary beer I've had, aside from 100% BA Cuir. Tons of bourbon, toffee, and sweet dark fruits which blend very well together. If you like sweet thick beers definitely seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 22:57:55 | More by mdfb79
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-26-2012 21:18:12 | More by Callmecoon
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BeerMeFitz

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -72%

08-26-2012 21:00:45 | More by BeerMeFitz
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oline73

Maryland

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

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was the last beer we opened at the August Baltimore BA tasting.

Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany color with a layer of off white head that fades to a thin ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet maple and caramel with some heat from the alcohol. I'm also getting a bunch of dark fruit.

Taste: Really sweet. Lots of maple syrup and dark fruit notes. I'm getting some mild cherry and brown sugar as well. Smooth given the abv with an alcohol burn in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy with very smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a great desert beer. I'm excited to hold on to my other bottles to try over time.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 01:28:00 | More by oline73
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

08-25-2012 03:59:39 | More by kspongeworthy
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

08-25-2012 02:22:34 | More by lpotter
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Thanks to ShanePB for bringing it down.

A: Pours a dark brown/mahogany color with a small tan head with minimal retention and no lacing.

S: Very sweet aroma. Lots of caramel and toffee, a bit of vanilla and bourbon and hint of chocolate. Very nice.

T: Tons of caramel smooth bourbon right away. There is some vanilla and oak that comes forward and a bit of molasses.

M: Full bodied with low to medium carbonation, extremely smooth and surprisingly easy drinking.

O: The first of the anniversary series I have had, but really enjoyed this beer. I can see where it might a tough sell with the price tag, but it was very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 14:32:38 | More by mdaschaf
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GregSVT

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-23-2012 04:58:27 | More by GregSVT
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americajesus

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

08-23-2012 01:29:12 | More by americajesus
Fruet from The Bruery
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