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Bois - American Oak Barrel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 36
Gots: 71 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 05-29-2013)
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Reviews by claaark13:
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claaark13

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%

Cellar temp into a beautiful Oerbier stemmed tulip.

A - medium brown with a slight red hue, thick off white head, thicker than other variants.

S - Fairly clean at first. Seasoned oak. Seriously, it is like sticking your head into an oak barrel that has been affected by a slightly spicy old ale. Malts are more evident than in variants, sweetness is remarkably subdued. Nutmeg? Some sort of similar spice comes through after it breathes a bit.

T - Spiced and malty wood comes through, boozy and unsweetened dark fruits, only a tad bit of dryness on the finish that also takes on some heat to the tongue. After a bit, there is a nutmeg spice that comes through and reminds me of pumpkin pie. Just like in the aroma.

M - Fairly thick.

O - This is my favorite of the variants as of them being fresh, and I'd honestly anticipated the exact opposite. The oak literally guides the great base flavors through a favorable experience without any immense sweetness evident in the others. I'll buy more. I doubt much improvement will be seen with age, but I don't think it will be terrible in 10 years. It reminds me in many ways of the Papier variants, but with carbonation and more complexity....and obviously x15,000 less rareness.

08-24-2013 02:20:38 | More by claaark13
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4.01/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a hazy mahogany hue with surprisingly solid head retention and clinging lace. Heavy American oak presence on the nose - woody, spicy, earthy. Plenty of rich toffee sweetness, though it's decidedly more balanced and less sweet than the bourbon barrel version. The palate is similarly oak-heavy, very spicy and woody, with huge tannins. The base beer is rich and sweet enough to balance the American oak barrel, just barely. Big toffee and burnt sugar notes pop out mid-palate, leading into a drying earthy finish. This is an interesting variant of the anniversary series; the new American oak barrels do a lot to balance out the sweetness.

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4/5  rDev -1%

A-Very deep ruby, some carbonation and not much head.

S-Lots of oak, smoky, beef jerky, campfire-almost reminds me of a smoked beer.

T-Starts similar to the nose with lots of wood (which partially throws of the balance) and then more of the smoke beef jerky life flavors. As it warmed some dark fruits cam through.

M-Medium to heavy in bodied with some carbonation.

O-A good beer, not sure if it warrants the price and the worst of the variants.

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Bois - American Oak Barrel from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.