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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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yoitsarch

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

09-02-2013 04:58:49 | More by yoitsarch
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Rau71

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

08-12-2013 03:28:57 | More by Rau71
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

10-23-2013 16:50:15 | More by Apathetiq
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

08-16-2013 02:04:47 | More by TonyTalon
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silvein

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

09-17-2013 04:43:25 | More by silvein
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

10-16-2013 18:51:50 | More by schopenhauerale
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Charliechu

California

3.69/5  rDev -14.8%

I been seeing these around Northern California so I thought it would give it a shot.
For one, this is a very expensive bottle, anywhere from $30-$40 a piece.

First impression was the overwhelming smell. Personally I thought it smelled a bit like fish sauce, if you guys know what I mean. The pour was very nice, great head! The first taste came a bit extra boozy, but its finished finished pretty smoothly. Definitely serve this in a sniffer . Overall, I thought it was a decent beer, but for the price I think there are much better ones other there.

07-23-2013 07:01:29 | More by Charliechu
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.74/5  rDev -13.6%

Slightly nervous about doing this, but I think my friend Adam wanted me to do this for him as he shared this with me tonight.
Both pours were in snifters.
The appearance was dark brown to black with a somewhat of a head that dies immediately.
The smell had a whole lot of oaky/cherry/brown sugar/raisens/figs/oak/bourbon/vanilla and ends up adding a decent dark roasted caramel close to the end of the warming period.
The taste was actually slightly boozy with a semi medium to heavy sort of body.
Sessionability, this one's got it.
On the palate, it sits about at a medium and I'm starting to feel the effects of the brew (is this perhaps because of the fact that I don't entirely know what I'm doing just yet)
Overall, hey, well, I like this one despite what anyone says about style and/or opinion of who makes this brew. Would I have this again? I'm pretty sure I would.

05-27-2014 07:32:46 | More by SitkaSteve
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-28-2013 01:02:30 | More by sabitu
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virinow

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-18-2013 00:53:40 | More by virinow
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-24-2013 01:22:48 | More by acurtis
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-13-2014 13:53:50 | More by cmdmzmjm
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-27-2014 21:10:44 | More by HoldenDurden
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uncccegr

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

08-30-2013 22:02:21 | More by uncccegr
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-23-2014 22:12:39 | More by HopsHopenstein
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-30-2014 02:38:41 | More by MinorThreat
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

08-04-2013 18:48:18 | More by Hophead717
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-03-2014 01:48:28 | More by bubseymour
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sendsilk

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

09-28-2013 12:31:25 | More by sendsilk
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leaversuch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-25-2014 14:57:43 | More by leaversuch
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kustard

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-22-2014 22:49:39 | More by IrishColonial
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

11-22-2013 02:59:04 | More by Beerandboards
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-24-2014 03:49:51 | More by MonkeyBread
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irv2424

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-26-2014 14:58:24 | More by irv2424
Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.