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Bois - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,118 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,118
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 114
Gots: 506 | 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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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-14-2013 15:24:44 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Fast-N-Loud

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-14-2013 13:47:21 | More by Fast-N-Loud
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-13-2013 19:36:19 | More by flipdog0
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Jeeb

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-13-2013 16:44:37 | More by Jeeb
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-13-2013 16:32:26 | More by bcrossan
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-13-2013 04:16:43 | More by Anonymous1
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geekrot

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-12-2013 13:43:35 | More by geekrot
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-12-2013 02:26:26 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Beerisheaven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.9%

07-12-2013 02:17:55 | More by Beerisheaven
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striker2160

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-11-2013 21:30:26 | More by striker2160
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jampics2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-11-2013 18:38:10 | More by jampics2
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-11-2013 17:13:42 | More by CelticAleMan
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RebornStussy

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.2%

07-11-2013 15:44:10 | More by RebornStussy
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JasonFromLA

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-11-2013 04:11:27 | More by JasonFromLA
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JReites

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%

750mL poured into a wine glass

A: Poured a murky brown with a 2 finger khaki head that dissipate quickly. Not much lacing after each sip but initial pour looks beautiful.

S: Strong belgian yeast smell with dark fruits, thinking figs, prunes, raisins etc. when smelled from the bottle. Once poured, bourbon smell masks the dark fruit smells. Overall a great smell for the style.

T: When drank at colder temps, the bourbon and dark fruit taste is very smooth and warming. Lots of bourbon up front with hints of toffee, caramel, and vanilla. As this beer warms, it becomes more hot and sweet.

M: Well bodied and carbonated. As it warms, booziness begins to set in.

O: Overall, an excellent beer from the Bruery. Great concept of an old style and the barrel aging process gave this beer another dimension. Not an everyday drinker but definitely a very good beer.

07-11-2013 03:36:44 | More by JReites
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HugeBulge

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-10-2013 21:23:19 | More by HugeBulge
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GregSVT

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-10-2013 19:25:21 | More by GregSVT
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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KimenTshom

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-10-2013 05:24:35 | More by KimenTshom
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cosmicevan

New York

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%

Bottle picked up locally. enjoyed from a bruery snifter.

a - wow...that's SOME wax. spent a good 5 minutes working it off...but worth the effort. beer poured dark purple brown with a nice foamy almost belgian looking head that left a thick skin that hung out. glistens.

s - ZING! smells perfect. deep rich complex dark fruit and leather. booze soaked wood. candied sweetness. these anniversary beers really make me appreciate old ales. really tows the line of strong ale.

t - oh my. the flavor exceeds the awesomeness of the nose. this beer is flat out perfect. deep dark plums grapes figs, perfectly ripe...no maybe just teetering on overripe and juicy. thick and rich.

m - lush. abv is masked magically

o - this is a masterpiece. big and bold and makes no apologies. reminds me of BA 2TD or even Bells BA Batch 9k.

07-10-2013 01:00:59 | More by cosmicevan
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-09-2013 17:23:58 | More by ncaudle
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-09-2013 13:54:56 | More by SkiBum22
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ManLoveBeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-09-2013 11:23:28 | More by ManLoveBeer
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JesseLara

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-09-2013 05:25:32 | More by JesseLara
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-09-2013 03:35:27 | More by mdillon86
Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.