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Bois - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,120
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 115
Gots: 509 | 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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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%

A- Darkish brown with a foamy light brown head. Some light shines through, but pretty dark.

S- Tons of sweet bourbon, coconut, caramel, slight nutty aroma too. Very nice.

T- Sweet bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, honey, burnt sugar. Very deep and complex.

M- Medium carbonation, full bodied, warming alcohol presence, lingering aftertaste.

O- Excellent beer. Tremendous depth and complexity.

08-22-2013 20:36:48 | More by stephenjmoore
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weltywm

Pennsylvania

4.64/5  rDev +7.2%

On draft at the Bainbridge Barrel House in Philly. Served in a 6 ounce snifer.

Appearance: Dark muddy brown with a solid finger's worth of creamy looking foam on top. Head sticks around for a while, with some lacing. Almost looks like a nitro pour.

Smell: I don't even need to put my nose near it. Lots of bourbon, oak, and booze coming off of the snifter.

Taste: It's good. Following the nose, there is lots of bourbon, charred oak, and hot alcohol. Mixed in with those flavors are molasses, vanilla, and lots of dark fruits like raisin, date, and fig. As the beer warms a bit, the bourbon and oak flavors start to dominate. Throughout it all, there is a prevailing note of really warm alcohol; I could feel it in my stomach after the first sip.

Mouthfeel: Thick and sticky, with a decent amount of carbonation and a very long, boozy, bourbon-y finish.

Overall: I can't really say anything bad about this beer. In fact, I can say lots of good things. But somehow, it fails to live up to the hype for me. This isn't to say that it's bad, and I'm glad that I got to try it once, but I don't know if I'd seek it out again, especially for the very expensive bottle price.

08-21-2013 22:43:21 | More by weltywm
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North Carolina

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Tennessee

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Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.