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Bois - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,147
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 120
Gots: 512 | FT: 89
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Texasfan549, Aug 24, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with bourbon, vanilla, and caramel flavors on the finish. There is an alcohol kick after each sip as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great bourbon presence that comes through especially well in the flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

douginromeo, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07Bigben01, Aug 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Pete27lax, Aug 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Skunkdrool, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

stephenjmoore, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of weltywm
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

weltywm, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

millerbuffoon, Aug 21, 2013
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tsauce2, Aug 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

justwork, Aug 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

ChrisYager39, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mcdonald422, Aug 19, 2013
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KevinGordon, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

dwagner003, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Bois from The Bruery
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