Sucre - New American Oak Barrel Aged | The Bruery

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Sucre - New American Oak Barrel AgedSucre - New American Oak Barrel Aged

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Lucnifter on 05-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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The beer that continually builds on itself now takes a big long slumber in fresh American oak barrels for a spicy, nutty and wood filled taste. The Sucre's underlying oxidation, sweetness, savoriness and richness is a perfect match for the often times stubborn tannins of new oak.

But New American Oak Barrel Aged Sucre stands up gracefully to the oak with a tawny bronzen garnet hue and a low lying foam stance that renders the beer looking the part more of madeira than of ale. Its scent is rife with toffee, maple, molasses, honey and sorghum with the umami savory sweet interplay of sherry and port that's drool inducing with its mere scent and is lavishly sweet and savory as the fine elixir greets the tongue.

As the flavor unfold on the middle palate, its lavish complexity shows a relaxing sweetness while the fruits of plum, blackberry, currant, grape, date and fig round into a soft balance of vinous tartness, light peppery spice, faint peatiness of scotch whisky and a hint of soy. The spiciness of oak lays an acute astringency on the finish with a hint of sawdust and almond awaiting.

Full bodied, but the oaken spices dry the palate with the same effects of aged madeira. The beer's incredible transition from malty sweetness to semi-dryness with nuanced fruit, leather and tobacco puts the complexity of this ale on the same playing field of the finest sherries and tawny port wines.

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