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Bois - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 115
Gots: 507 | 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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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-08-2013 17:14:51 | More by hellhammermario
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-08-2013 01:14:38 | More by gueuzedreg
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MoreAbv

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

07-08-2013 00:43:16 | More by MoreAbv
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ste5venla

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-07-2013 21:09:12 | More by ste5venla
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-07-2013 16:32:22 | More by ShemRahBoo
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kustard

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-07-2013 14:11:40 | More by kustard
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Chaney

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

My wife and I celebrated our 5th wedding Anniversary recently and this was our brew of choice. Nice idea, huh?

Served in some gourmet, foo-foo, super expensive wine glasses.

A: Poured pretty much a deep, rich, leather-like brown maroon color, without much head to speak of. In the BBA world, that's not a factor anyway.

S: Super raison and bourbon-like with a tapered off sweetness that hit the snout just the right way. Molasses, dates, crushed Flintstone Vitamins can all be found here.

T: OMG. First off, I couldn't believe how smooth this was. Hell, even my beer-hating wife absolutely loved this. The bourbon washed over the dark fruit, giving it so much friggin dimension. You could actually taste every ingredient individually. Remarkable!

M: The sweet elements rolled off the tongue, inviting me to come back for more and more. Of course the carbonation was low, but I wouldn't have had it any other way.

O: With best new beer of 2013. As a matter of fact, it was the best one of 2012, 2011, and 2010 as well. My highest recommendation!

07-07-2013 06:42:27 | More by Chaney
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-07-2013 03:37:01 | More by hannydawg
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-07-2013 02:23:32 | More by eawolff99
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HopBrain

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

07-07-2013 02:18:54 | More by HopBrain
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mullenpc

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-06-2013 03:30:47 | More by mullenpc
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Rish907

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-06-2013 02:09:07 | More by Rish907
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-06-2013 01:51:03 | More by mychalg9
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-05-2013 23:10:12 | More by monitorpop
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-05-2013 20:25:07 | More by 2dogbrew
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dar482

New York

4.81/5  rDev +10.8%

This beer pours out in a mahogany caramel color that is murky, but also lets some light come through.

The aroma is huge raisins, tons of sweet molasses and caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, sherry, bourbon, but also that pop of booze in the back that uplifts it.

The flavor follows with that deep rich caramel sweetness. It's heavy on the rich deep dark raisins and fruit, but also on the back, there's that drying oak and alcohol that picks up the beer in a wonderful way. My friend actually compared this to port or madeira.

The body is pretty big and sticky, but I've had bigger and stickier barrel aged barley wines. The crazy thing is that the booze and oak drying on the back really picks up this beer to give a punch of drinkability. I really do like that about this beer, though it seems a lot like a beer that could use some aging.

I do think that Melange 3 was better because of the bigger silky feel and sweetness, but this is super enjoyable. Incredible beer.

07-05-2013 06:27:38 | More by dar482
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spw109

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-05-2013 05:39:58 | More by spw109
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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wyatt13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-04-2013 13:08:27 | More by tourdot
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-04-2013 02:10:19 | More by NastyNate11
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Heavenisbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

A: Pours a murky mahogany, with puddles of tan head. Very little lacing.

S: Candied sugars, bourbon, butterscotch, toffee, molasses, dark fruits, vanilla, and a flash of soy sauce. A ton going on here.

T: Intense dark fruits plow through immediately--prunes, raisins, black cherries, plums. Bourbon, molasses, a hint of chocolate, vanilla, and oak form the middle. Bourbon, vanilla, and oak finish it off.

M: Very hot, as it's young still, but nonetheless fantastic. Chewy, with very little carbonation. Slick.

07-04-2013 02:08:24 | More by Heavenisbeer
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.