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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: 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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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-01-2014 23:56:15 | More by strongaf
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-01-2014 20:05:10 | More by FLBeerGuy
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dirtylou

Washington

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, half acre goblet

Buried under a force-field of mustard yellow wax – once I dug the cap out and start dumping, Fruet makes its dramatic appearance. Muddy garnet body and lightly carbonated. Aromatics are complex with heavy notes of sweet raisins and prunes and brown sugar. Bourbon comes through more in the flavor, but still is not overpowering. The sweetness is a bit much but it’s hard to not be mesmerized by the layers of dark fruit, bourbon, molasses and toffee.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 18:25:24 | More by dirtylou
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-31-2013 05:29:00 | More by brewskis
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Wompus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-30-2013 00:44:12 | More by Wompus
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-28-2013 01:00:53 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Danimal25

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-27-2013 07:09:40 | More by Danimal25
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ber12

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-26-2013 19:02:29 | More by ber12
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Joshpu

California

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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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-22-2013 19:22:06 | More by AdamP
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-13-2013 19:41:18 | More by plumcrazyfx
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-11-2013 11:48:16 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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Nrcost2

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-07-2013 02:23:08 | More by Nrcost2
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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

11-29-2013 04:35:10 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-23-2013 03:41:54 | More by WVUbrew
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West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-20-2013 13:32:26 | More by zbodnar1
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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United Kingdom (Wales)

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.