Sucre - New American Oak Barrel Aged | The Bruery

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

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lucnifter on 05-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
37
For Trade:
9
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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of Damian74
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clearish brown hue with a thin head.

S - Aromas of nice chocolate and nice oak freshness. Nice sweetness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice caramel malts, very good . Subtle and sweet. Nice oak.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a very solid beer, nice sweeter light whiskey, good sweetness.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud

Light fluffy head again, little lacing long legs, same color

Nose big sweety brown sugar, super fresh oak, raw oak, caramel vanilla, base malt but lighter.

Taste big fresh oak, raw woody oak, almost cedar, little vanilla, rich caramel, mild malt, little bitterness this time, little booze, fruit is very little.

Mouth is same, syrupy, equal booze from original

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imperialking
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeybourne
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BDeibs
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Muddy brown colored brew with ample carbonation that forms a khaki head. Visually this seems to be the only sucre variant that has retaining power to the head.

The smell is quite intense with spicy woody character almost like burning incense. Lots of oaky depth, tangy alcohol and dark fruity qualities like raison and plum. Throughout it maintains a spiced oak profile unlike any of the other treatments and quite frankly its harsh.

The taste is so oaky its spicy like smoking incense/cedar. Some tangy alcohol is present with a nod in the direction of raison before getting herbal and fruity. As far as the sucre variants go, this is definitively the driest and most harsh/bitter/tannic.

This is full bodied with modest carbonation. This is easily a standout in the series and not in a good way. Im trying to find something positive to say but christ this is easily the worst/least enjoyable of all 9 treatments.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxifunk777
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A big complex beer as only the Bruery can do the only draw back there is slight bitterness on the back end. Hides the ABV completely another good beer from these folks.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PG2G
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sucre - New American Oak Barrel Aged from The Bruery
4.04 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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