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Bois - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,083 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 115
Gots: 510 | FT: 94
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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bpasquini

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a little heavy, dark ruby in color, left a small tan head, no lacing on the glass, very murky as well

S: To me the first thing I notice is alcohol, but it quickly transitions to bourbon, some vanilla, caramel, and slight dark fruits, I can't quite make out what they are but they are there, smells very nice, the alcohol presence is a little overwhelming at first but it mixes wonderfully

T: This beer definitely takes you on a ride, at first you get alcohol presence mixed evenly with bourbon, like the smell the alcohol flavor quickly transitions into bourbon and caramel, then the vanilla and caramel mix a little finishing dry with tart dark fruits and a bit of alcohol again, this beer definitely has some heat to it but as it warms it becomes mellower

M: Medium-thick in body, to me it seems oily even though it finishes dry, I'm sure with a couple years of time on this the mouthfeel and drinkability would be just right

O: Great beer if you can handle the alcohol presence, if you can't and have one I recommend aging it for a few years, wishing I aged mine but if I can grab another one I will be aging it for sure, this is making me want to try more of The Bruery's high ABV beers, Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 05:04:46 | More by bpasquini
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Looks like cloudy rust water, with a 1/2 finger of khaki head.

Smell: Caramel, dark fruit, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, oak barrel. This smells like the best baked item you could ever dream of. Oh, and it also brings the zeitgeist of King Henry.

Taste: Delicious, but hot! Bourbon is the first thing that hits you, followed by rich chocolate and toffee. Middle of the tongue gives you nice, sweet roasted malt that overshadows the Bourbon. As the sweetness and malt fade gradually, the Bourbon conversely creeps back into the picture. The finish is boozy with a Bourbon punch and some background malt.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy, with moderate carbonation as you'd expect for the style. A sipper, but pretty easy to drink.

Overall: This is hot right now, and if it has one flaw, it's just that. Unless you're a total n00b, there's no way you'd peg this less than 10%...it warms going down, that's for sure. I wish I could afford to buy a ton of these to age because in 5 years or so, this will most likely be a masterpiece once the booziness subsides.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 01:38:21 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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Arizona

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Bois from The Bruery
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