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Fruet - The Bruery

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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 227
Gots: 417 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

rtaps, May 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Mister_Joshy, May 29, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing to help it get a grade; otherwise I generally use "Hads" these days.

Pours thick dark brown with a khaki head that quickly fades. Looks inviting.

Nose is all sweet dark chocolate, roasted grains, sherry, molasses and sweet dried stone fruits.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy but not thick. Pleasant mouth with a rich quality.

Flavor profile is heavy sherry and molasses. There are notes and tones of dried stone fruit, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and roasted grain. There is a pretty good undertond of bourbon and apricot liquor. Can taste the alcohol but not a bad thing and does not detract.

Finish is heavy sherry and molasses.

All in all this a complex effort and one that may well be good with several food profiles, especially roasted meats and some desserts. Can also be a sipper. Tasted at room temperature al of this beers character really came through.

GRG1313, May 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

PowDay, May 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -38.6%

whatsajessica, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Rudy, May 26, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
4.05/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1307th Review on BA
Draft to Libbey

@Bruery Provisions

App- A very cloudy ruddy brown/red with high density. Not a head per se but some khaki bubbles. Decent stick as it slid down the glass.

Smell- Has a lot of malty sweet notes behind it. Still a bit young. Creamy raisins and plums without a trace of the booze. Missing the oak and vanilla of the barrel as per the earlier ano series as well.

Taste- Still a bit young and fresh but incredibly drinkable. The ABV is completely hidden on this one. The flavor profile is more of a quad as well. Still a little bit of caramel with a large dark fruit note with zero burn. Still a touch cold and as warms had more of a creamy flavor.

Mouth- A large medium body with a medium thick carbonation at points. Fruity residual with a touch of cream on it.

Drink- Its very tasty. I didnt like it as much as Cuir and I believe this one needs a little bit of time (I hope it does well. Papier isnt holding up particularly well right now)

FosterJM, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

DarthKostrizer, May 22, 2012
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2.45/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a small generic glass at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, California. Reviewed from notes. I decided to give The Bruery a third or fourth chance after being pissed off many times about their overrated garbage beers that cost an arm and a leg. I keep hoping they have something good to offer other than Black Tuesday, and I keep discovering they do not. Expectations were thus low but strangely hopeful. Cost was $7.50 plus tax and tip (ouch).

Paired with barbecue and sweet potato fries.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of nice cream, fair thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark red. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Tart fruit, cream, yeast, booze, and chocolate. A moderate strength aroma. I don't detect bourbon.

T: Tart fruit, booze, cream, and poorly handled mild hops. Badly balanced and built. Foul cherry - as though spoilt - comes through. A bland yeast note is present. Not complex or subtle. Far too boozy, ruining the balance.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and of okay thickness. Carbonation is okay but inadequate to support the flavours (which may be a good thing...). Doesn't suit the flavour profile.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. Certainly not a beer I'd get again. Doesn't hide its ABV really at all. A low quality beer. Overpriced. This is their anniversary offering? Really?


kojevergas, May 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Rollzroyce21, May 17, 2012
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localhost, May 12, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours brown with a creamy medium off-white head, good thick lace.

S: Gorgeous barrel character and vanilla, amontillado sherry, molasses, gobs of caramel. Fantastic.

T: Oaky vanilla malt with a lot of complexity. Semi-sweet overall, heavy caramel, brown sugar.

M: Full-bodied, soft carbonation, certainly hot at times but never distracts from the beer like it did with Coton.

O: The best fresh of the anniversary beers from these guys, the solera system is really starting to round out the beers and making them much more approachable fresh. Just straight up tasty.

Halcyondays, May 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Solether, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

mhaugo, May 08, 2012
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Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.