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Bois - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,118 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,118
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 115
Gots: 508 | FT: 91
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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Florida

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New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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West Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-31-2014 00:57:15 | More by Jdotswizz
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AlysonMoore

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-30-2014 15:42:10 | More by AlysonMoore
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California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-30-2014 15:25:55 | More by smitty5245
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Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-29-2014 03:09:25 | More by BeerZombies1
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-29-2014 00:57:12 | More by warmbier804
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briiguy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-28-2014 23:30:34 | More by briiguy
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Devman171

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-28-2014 19:01:25 | More by Devman171
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Flight317

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-27-2014 21:38:12 | More by Flight317
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Arizona

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05-27-2014 07:37:31 | More by SunDevil12
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.74/5  rDev -13.8%

Slightly nervous about doing this, but I think my friend Adam wanted me to do this for him as he shared this with me tonight.
Both pours were in snifters.
The appearance was dark brown to black with a somewhat of a head that dies immediately.
The smell had a whole lot of oaky/cherry/brown sugar/raisens/figs/oak/bourbon/vanilla and ends up adding a decent dark roasted caramel close to the end of the warming period.
The taste was actually slightly boozy with a semi medium to heavy sort of body.
Sessionability, this one's got it.
On the palate, it sits about at a medium and I'm starting to feel the effects of the brew (is this perhaps because of the fact that I don't entirely know what I'm doing just yet)
Overall, hey, well, I like this one despite what anyone says about style and/or opinion of who makes this brew. Would I have this again? I'm pretty sure I would.

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Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev 0%

A - Pours a dark, opaque raison color with a tan colored head, light carbonation, and very viscous when the glass is swirled.

S - Maple, brown sugar, raisons, figs, oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark roasted caramel.

T - Very boozy and alcohol forward. Figs, raisons, oak, vanilla, dark roasted caramel, bourbon soaked prunes, maple, brown sugar, and a touch of sweet molasses.

M - Thick, full body, borderline light syrup texture, very sticky, velvety smooth, and moderate warming as it slides down the hatch.

O - Incredibly complex with layer after layer of complimentary flavors, so glad I sat on this bottle for (4) years before opening, the only downside is wishing I bought two and popped the first one when it was young for comparison.

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Illinois

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy melted caramel. Thin beige head that dissipates to a thin rim around the edge of the glass. A minor amount of carbonation visible at the surface.

S: Intense notes of dried fruit including figs and raisins. Sweet undertones including caramel, vanilla extract. Bready. Moderate booze notes of tawny port wine and bourbon.

T: Malt profile dominated by dried fruit including apricot, raisins and figs. Sweet aftertaste of caramel. Booze comes though strong as bourbon, with some smoother notes of port wine.

M: Full and sticky. Warmth from the booze.

D: Does it taste great? Yes. Is it drinkable in the sense that I can sit here and drink a bottle alone? No. This should be shared among friends that will enjoy the complexity of the beer. The alcohol is a bit overpowering and I hope I can find another bottle to age with the hopes that it mellows out. Overall though, very complex nose and flavor profile, and quite enjoyable for those reasons.

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Bois from The Bruery
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