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Fruet - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

649 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 222
Gots: 419 | FT: 37
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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4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle to a snifter.

A: Poured an opaque reddish-brown with basically no head.

S: Vanilla, oak, toffee, bourbon soaked cherry or raisin. Lots of fruit.

T: The taste follows the nose really well. Big toffee, bourbon soaked fruit, brown sugar. Fairly sweet overall.

M: Medium to full bodied. Low carbonation and smooth. It's surprisingly light on the tongue for an almost 16% beer. Definitely get the alcohol burn. The alcohol adds to the overall savory sweetness of the beer.

Overall a great old ale. It actually reminded me a lot of Avery's Rumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 09:34:03 | More by Joshpu
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought this beer in Livermore, CA from a reputable beer store that increases it's prices as their geeky beers age. For example, since I bought this Fruet 2 weeks ago, I was charged $40 opposed to $30 when it first hit shelves. Whatever.

Popped this bitch open tonight to celebrate finding out into my wife's 5th month of pregnancy that I'm having a Girl!!! And it's Thanksgiving...

A - Musty & murky brown. Some sediment. Ok, but not pretty.

S - straight up prunes and raisins drenched in bourbon. Sweet Caramel. Some vanilla, and boozy heat.

T - See Smell. Never had a more raisiny Old Ale soaked in Bourbon including Alcohol heat. Less Alcohol heat than expected for 15.5% ABV, but make no misrake about it, it's there. A little cloyingly sweet with too much raisin flavor IMHO, even for a Old Ale.

M - best aspect of this beer. Thick, but not syrupy. Full bodied, but very drinkable for the ABV. Impressive!!

O - I can't help but to compare this to BOIS. BOIS is everything Fruet is, but add chocolate, Almond, & more bourbon barrel. BOIS is worth the $30, whereas Fruet I feel is worth $18-$20 TOPPS. Great beer for the occasion, and I'm so happy to say I've had it, but I can't help to feel I've been ripped off some, but hey. I was willing to pull the trigger at the heafty Price tag. For the record, I did not factor at all the price into my score here for Fruet.

Solid barrel aged beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.