Sucre - Madeira Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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4.06/5
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Sucre - Madeira Barrel-AgedSucre - Madeira Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BAsbill on 04-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
134
pDev:
7.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour caramel, toffee, brown sugar, wine, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with nice madeira barrel aged aspects that add a bit of sourness to the smell and taste.

Serving type: on tap.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From 03/06/15 notes. Got a bottle in the RS last year, 750ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours a reddish brown color with one finger of tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of wine from the barrel, toffee, sweet dark fruits, oak, leather, fruity malts, and toasted malts. Very sweet. Medium to thin body and low carbonation.

Overall the barrel is very strong here, and it is very sweet. Body is way thinner than other variants; good but one of my least favorite. Glad I only got one bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The brew is a muddy brown color with quick fading khaki cap.

The smell is oaky with toasty characteristics before a sweetness of vanilla contrasted by vinous tangy alcohol and almost an herbal note. This is slightly reminiscent of french oak bois with a mild spicy wood inclusion.

The taste has plenty of vinous tang, deep oaky char and cinnamon spice before herbal bitterness with boozy finish. All and all lacking the deep barrel sugary character present in the spirit barrel versions but I kinda like that about this one which sets it apart from the rest.

This is full bodied and lightly carbonated. A boozy sipper that falls middle of the pack across the 9 sucre treatments.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Sucre - Madeira Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 134 ratings