Sucré - Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged
The Bruery

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English Old Ale
4.29 | pDev: 8.16%
The Bruery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Sucré - Rye Whiskey Barrel-AgedSucré - Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged
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Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely delicious even after aging. Very smooth, and deceptively drinkable. The Anniversary beers from The Bruery are truly outstanding, and the Rye Whiskey aging on this variant was no different.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml sliver waxed bottle poured into tulip 23/6/16 cheers billverstein for sending the bottle

A pours a thick syrupy dark copper, looks flat when it first hit the glass but manages to foam up a solid thumbs width of light brown head, falls rather quickly and leaves some polka dot lace, legs try to form

S piles of brown sugar and soft caramel, vanilla and coconut, rye barrel plays a big part but there's more whiskey then wood, some sugar coated raisins, and I get some booze but I'd never guess its anywhere near 16.3%, smells sweet but sexy

T now the wood comes out along with the whiskey, the booze comes out a little more as well, spicy rye is hard to miss and I'm surprised how much of it there actually is, not as much brown sugar and caramel but that still leaves plenty, drinks like a rye liqueur and is as tasty as its intense

M 4 syrupy with just enough carbonation to give it some life, smashes the chest more then the throat but has some heat, my lips are completely stuck together and caramel, wood and rye linger

O its a massive slow sipper and I'm surprised just how much rye this picked up in the barrel, 2 years old and still drinking very young but smells and tastes awesome

This one could really go the distance in the cellar, drinking well today but little reminders of how big this beer really is pops up often while drinking it. I'm glad my wife liked it because its a little much to tackle solo on a Thursday night.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown, nearly black beer topped by a half finger of dense light tan head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, and caramel
T: Taste is toffee, vanilla, a little spice, caramel, dark fruits, a little oak and some toasted bread. Swallow is rye whiskey, molasses, caramel, vanilla and some lingering dark fruits.
M: Big and full on the palate with soft carbonation and a drying finish from the alcohol.
O: This is big sweet and boozy. The flavors are great and the complexity is definitely there. This is another great variant to Sucre. Not too hot either so it drinks pretty well for the ABV.

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Photo of BWood
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: murky brown. General old ale look

S: dried fruit a heat from booze. Slight vanilla smell

T: toffee and vanilla with the whiskey infused.

F: smooth for 16%. A easy drinker.

O: great beer. Had Bois rye last night. Figured I would compare. I think I like this more.

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Photo of chinchill
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Large shared bottle.
Sweet appealing aroma with hints of whisky, wood, toffee and Dark dried fruits.
Flavor is overly boozy, unless you are hoping for lots of whisky. Nonetheless, quite pleasing, somewhat complex, and only lightly hot.
Moderately sweet.

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Photo of stakem
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

The nose includes burnt sugar appeal - caramel, molasses, vanilla and oak with a slight tangy whiskey component mingled with earth and faint toasted coconut towards the back.

The taste is tangy whiskey upfront, toasted coconut, oak, vanilla, caramel and oxidation thats cardboard-like and earthy/herbal in the aftertaste. Overall this maintains a solid boozy feel.

This is full bodied, lightly carbonated and an enjoyable sipper. This is very compariable to the bourbon version but has a little more nuance of the barrel and less focus on sugary qualities.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 02/20/15 notes. Got a bottle of this in the RS last year. 750ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours a deep, murky reddish brown color with one finger light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Smells of whiskey, caramel malts, toffee, oak, leather, dried dark fruits, bread. Taste has a little more harsh whiskey. Full body and low carbonation.

Overall very good but the taste is a little harsh; not the best variant. Still good though if you like their strong anniversary beers as I do.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky super dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, rye whiskey, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, rye whiskey, 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 great caramel, toffee, and rye whiskey qualities all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%

Mar 2014 bottle, opened Sep 2014

A - Stunning looking beer. Beautiful dark cherry wood body with ruby highlights. White-tan head pours three fingers high with moderate retention ok lace.

S - Soft and sweet. Maple syrup, caramel, chocolate pound cake, vanilla wafers, holiday fruit cake, and sweet bourbon.

T - Easter bread, molasses, caramel, rum soaked raisins, bright wood, Tootsie Roll, whoppers, brown sugar, warm booze, almond extract, and Drambuie.

M - Smooth, medium body. Boozy back end.

O - A fantastic old ale, but the booze could have better integration.

4.38 Sucre Rye Whiskey BA
-- -Jay- -Jon- -Ath- -Vin- -Pt- -Grg- -Avg- Weight Adj
A - 4.70 4.90 4.70 4.75 4.75 ------- 4.76 10% 0.48
S - 4.40 4.80 3.70 4.50 4.36 ------- 4.35 20% 0.87
T - 4.20 4.30 4.25 4.50 4.32 ------- 4.31 40% 1.73
M - 4.50 4.40 4.30 4.00 4.52 ------- 4.34 10% 0.43
O - 4.40 4.45 4.40 4.25 4.36 ------- 4.37 20% 0.87

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a murky and muddy mahogany brown with some honey colored hues. There is a thin off-white head that forms and quickly recedes down to a thing ring around the glass.

The aroma is very complex. Nice notes of molasses and vanilla mixed in together. Slight whiskey heat in the nose but surprisingly not boozy. Dates, slight prune notes and other assorted ripened dark fruits. Quite appealing.

Flavor starts off with nice rich dark fruit notes. Molasses and vanilla play along and compliment the fruit notes with some nice slight rye whiskey notes that are sweet and slightly spicy. At cellar temperature this brew is perfect. The dark fruit notes are very intense and mouth coating. Complex notes of vanilla spice mixed in with molasses and strong toffee make this beer delicious. Oily and viscous with some nice light carbonation that shows up but is unassuming.

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Photo of IKR
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage

Appearance: Slightly cloudy dark-brown with a modest sized light-beige head that dissipated fairly quickly. The look is on par with the other Anniversary beers.

Smell: Brown sugar, dark fruit notes (raisins and prunes), moderate whiskey notes, and mild toffee notes. Nice nose on this beer.

Taste: Moderate Whiskey notes, fruity sherry notes, raisins/prunes, some brown sugar, moderate spicy rye notes and mild oak notes. The rye Whiskey bal-aged Anniversary beesr finish drier and less sweet than the bourbon bal-aged versions of the Anniversary beers. This one is no exception with a dry spicy feel left at the very end. I would almost say Bull&*^% regarding the listed 16.3% ABV, alcohol is not present in the taste profile but I can tell it's one of those beers you could drink way too fast and get kicked in the head. Very mild alcohol presence, great for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: The rye whiskey and Brandy bal-aged Anniversary beers take top billing for me. This is a fine beer with a good tasting and complex taste profile.

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Sucré - Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
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