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Bois - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 116
Gots: 510 | FT: 90
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The traditional fifth anniversary gift is something made of wood, or "Bois" in French.

Bois is our fifth anniversary ale, loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. A portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year's production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age. Layered with complex flavors of dark fruit,vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Bois is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone.

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-14-2013)
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The beer pours some extremely creamy head that is lightly tan, and dissipates unusually quickly. The beer itself is a reddish brown that is opaque. The beer has a slight wine appearance to it despite it being a beer.

The beer has strong caramel noted and very deep vanilla scents from the barrel. The smell has a slight alcohol note to it as well, but it is somewhat faint. The beer also has a dark fruit note that comes off as a raisin, but it is quickly overwhelmed by the caramel and vanilla notes. The beer taste is similar to the smell. Strong caramel notes mixed with smooth vanilla. In addition to the caramel, the malts also have a slight toffee taste. The alcohol also makes a much stronger appearance in the taste, and gives off a slight wine taste. The fruits are also more prominent, and not just raisin. In the taste, some funk from the yeast is noticeable , and blends well with the alcohol taste. The malts also gives off a light toast taste that is barely noticeable. Also, the beer has some burnt sugar notes.

The mouthfeel is very, very smooth with a slight alcohol burn at the end. The beer ends with a very dry, and bitter finish. The carbonation is very little, and has a very tiny bite. Overall, this beer is a very, very good, and very complex old ale. The beer slightly resembles a slightly carbonated, and sugary wine.

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Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,109 ratings.