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Bois - The Bruery

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1,107 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,107
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 116
Gots: 512 | 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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Kreko7

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-05-2013 03:58:28 | More by Kreko7
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mmapes

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The most I've paid for a bottle, but purchased because it's supposed to beat Old Stock from North Coast -- a personal favorite. Pours cloudy, dirty. Basically no head. It's kinda ugly.

Scent is wood, then alcohol, then maybe some dark dried fruit.

Sweet first, fruity, syrupy, maybe a little cloying. Very sweet on second thought, with a long oaky finish mellows the syrupy start. It's 15% ABV which is very high, but it doesn't taste hot -- the sweetness hides it perhaps. Velvety, carmely. Old stock is sharper than this. The more I sip it the more I like it -- the complexity comes out after the initial sweet shock.

Very expensive -- $34 after tax for a 750ml. But I would consider buying some more for the cellar. Excellent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 03:51:36 | More by mmapes
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-04-2013 21:28:43 | More by closisinthehouse
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Fistatelli

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-04-2013 06:56:08 | More by Fistatelli
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TomTown

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-04-2013 04:32:19 | More by TomTown
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this large bomber bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a brownish hue with amber highlights and a tan head that lasts forever ending in a wispy lace and not trail.

S: Syrup malt aroma with some oak and dark fruit scents.

T: Strong alcoholic burn with a malty syrup flavor and complex dark fruity flavor.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation

O: Great brew – lots of complex flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 01:41:56 | More by ckollias
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-03-2013 19:13:16 | More by jarrgal
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-03-2013 01:29:46 | More by WVUbrew
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-02-2013 01:54:52 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-02-2013 01:53:12 | More by Beeranator
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WTKeene

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-01-2013 20:31:20 | More by WTKeene
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t_carterb

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-01-2013 19:20:54 | More by t_carterb
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-01-2013 11:42:59 | More by bmur112
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AndrewSmith

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-31-2013 16:49:25 | More by AndrewSmith
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buddhabelly91

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-31-2013 04:29:30 | More by buddhabelly91
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -30.9%

10-30-2013 18:44:47 | More by Kirk
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-28-2013 22:17:13 | More by JustinMatthew
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MCain04

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-28-2013 04:36:32 | More by MCain04
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ScottO

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-28-2013 04:27:47 | More by ScottO
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-28-2013 03:11:38 | More by outoffocus
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml waxed and capped bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger frothy cream colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a dark, almost opaque brown. Lacing is thick but sticks close to the head. Oily legs. Real nice.

Nose is sweet booze. Molasses, brown sugar, caramel and oak. Deep and enticing.

Opens molasses, honey, dark plum and prunes. Brown sugar, leather and booze in the middle. Oak, caramel, toffee, and more molasses at the finish. Ends sweet and hot with a sweet, caramel and molasses aftertaste. Solid.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth and goes down hot and sticky. Finishes messy with a lingering aftertaste that coats the mouth. A touch thin.

Pretty par for the course for a Bruery Anniversary big. Big and bold with accented sweet flavors. Pretty straightforward but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 01:27:52 | More by SpeedwayJim
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bca115

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-27-2013 05:55:56 | More by bca115
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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

10-27-2013 03:56:36 | More by Beerswag
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-27-2013 03:06:25 | More by klipper
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timc13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-27-2013 01:01:54 | More by timc13
Bois from The Bruery
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