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Bois - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 120
Gots: 515 | FT: 87
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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Ratings: 1,151 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

thebigredone, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jmarsh123, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Kjanisch7
4.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750mL poured into a snifter

A: A murky brown with a nice tan head.

S: Initially there's a big dark fruit presence, but as the beer opens up a bit you get slammed with bourbon. Beautiful smell.

T: Right off the bat there's a sweet taste, almost cider-like. A huge bourbon caramel blast comes through shortly after along with a beautiful finish of coffee, chocolate, toffee, and bourbon. Unbelievably complex.

M: Great body and perfect carbonation. As this one warms up, the booziness comes through.

O: A beer I will always crave. Couldn't drink this guy every day, but The Bruery nailed this style. Would love to age this one.

Serving type: bottle

Kjanisch7, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

browniewithnuts, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

powz87, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JRod1969, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

AnotherImperial, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Rollzroyce21, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Fast-N-Loud, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

flipdog0, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Jeeb, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bcrossan, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Anonymous1, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

geekrot, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JohnnieNepal, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

Beerisheaven, Jul 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

striker2160, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jampics2, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

CelticAleMan, Jul 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

RebornStussy, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JasonFromLA, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of JReites
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

JReites, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

HugeBulge, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

GregSVT, Jul 10, 2013
Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.