Sucre - Madeira Barrel Aged | The Bruery

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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
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
37
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JesseLara
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.29/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TNeedles
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.99/5  rDev -5%
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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Photo of BillRoth
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Bruery pub. Nice variant with some added depth from madeira... Sucre Espagnole.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I loved this, the sweetness might turn some people off to it though.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdamP
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshflesh
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillyman11
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lilac wax capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 3/6/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours an opaque, deep tawny with just under three fingers of vanilla head. I'm pretty impressed with the thick ring of retention, consistant surface haze and several splotches of lace. It's a little more than typical for such a high alcohol brew.

A sweet nose overall with notes of wine, toffee, fusel alcohol, dark fruit, mild oak and something that almost reminds me of berries.

Right off the bat a warming alcohol coats my mouth. Under and amongst that heat there are layers of figs, raisins, wine, slightly charred oak, toffee, caramel, some of The Bruery's signature yeast, bread and a little bit of vague vanilla. While this is far from full-on sour, there is a slight tartness that makes for an interesting counterpoint to the sweetness. As it warms either I've acclimated to the booze or it settled down considerably. There is a lot going on here and nothing seems out of balance.

Fullish, semi-oily feel with moderate carbonation. I'm not really familiar with Madeira but I assume that is the wine-like character that really takes over the finish along with some toffee, oak and fruit skins.

Madeira barrel aged Sucré is another solid entry to The Bruery's extensive 2014 anniversary ale lineup. For my tastes I'd rank it somewhere in the middle of the pack of the nine variants. That still puts it well into the upper echelon of barrel aged old ales. I continue to enjoy the exploration of different barrels that The Bruery has taken me on. As with all of their anniversary ales this is well worth a try if you get the opportunity.

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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DRBiser
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldsailor
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sucre - Madeira Barrel Aged from The Bruery
4.2 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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