Sucré - Tequila Barrel-Aged
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Old Ale
4 | pDev: 11%
Oct 31, 2020
Jun 06, 2014
Very Good
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4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The ale poured a murky brown color with some white bubbles coming to the top of the pour.

Smell - The nose smelled of toffee and caramel.

Taste - The taste was like by caramel and toffee. There was a ton of oak with minor hints of cinnamon and dark chocolate. The tequila carried throughout the profile, though not overly potent.

Mouthfeel - The body was smooth with low carbonation and sense of stickiness.

Overall - I love tequila aged beers.

Oct 31, 2020
4.36 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Mar 31, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by darktronica from Indiana

750 mL bottle dated March 2014, obtained from the taproom during the original release window. Overall, I would say this is peaking or is just past its prime, with the oxidation starting to impose some negative notes compared to how it used to present. The tequila is still quite assertive, with loads of agave, oak, smoke, and scuppernong grape layered on top of the base beer. However, as the beer warms, it's just starting to show a little wet paper towel and orange gumdrop from the age.

May 21, 2018
4.02 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2017
3.75 by imperialking from Illinois on Jul 05, 2017
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3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Split with rudzud

Big creamy head fades semi quickly, decent lacing, darker brown

Nose weird green thing, pepper but meh, soil, green pepper decayed into dirt, candy thing, bad.

Taste big sweet candy, more caramel than anything, little peppery and soil again, little char, sweet flowery honey, candy sugary, big green pepper, little tequila

Mouth is big bod syrupy etc

Nov 12, 2016
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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 cognac. Nice sweetness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, sweet bell peppers, sweet malts, caramel, light agave. Super vegative.

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

O - Overall this was a very solid beer, nice sweeter light soil dirt, vegative bell peppers.

Serving Type: bottle

Nov 12, 2016
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jul 10, 2016
3.79 by BeerOps from Illinois on Jun 12, 2016
4 by drummermattie02 from Texas on May 17, 2016
4.38 by esimonoff from California on Apr 15, 2016
3.13 by Rutager from Canada (BC) on Feb 21, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: poured into a snifter to a nice deep brown that's almost black with a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the glass and leaves minimal lacing
S: Smells of dark fruits and toffee with just the faintest amount of tequila. Sugary sweet and a little boozy.
T: Taste is tequila up front with some agave flavors, slight oak and tannin, a little toffee and fruit as well. Swallow is more tequila barrel influence with some lingering toffee and dark fruit.
M: big and viscous in the mouth but not nearly as big as an imperial stout. Carbonation is low on this one but it works well and this beer has a drying finish that doesn't linger long.
O: I wasn't sure what to expect but this one is executed pretty well. The booze is kept in check surprisingly well given the ABV and the tequila barrel provides some interesting flavor notes. Definitely worth a try.

Jan 16, 2016
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4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mdfb79 from New York

From a 750ml bottle into a globe glass.

Looks like the others; a murly medium brown color with light carbonation and off white head. Bourbon, caramel malts, toffee, sweet dark fruits, in the nose, smells great. Taste is a step down, definitely tequila in the taste. Thick, full body and low carbonation, tequila heat.

Overall just ok; my least favorite variant from this year.

Dec 23, 2015
4.31 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Oct 28, 2015
4 by M_chav from New Mexico on Oct 26, 2015
4.15 by 2GOOFY from California on Oct 03, 2015
3.89 by ricoslim from Florida on Sep 02, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by stakem from Pennsylvania

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

The smell is earthy grassy mixed with dirty tequilla and damp oak. It displays an overall earthy feel to this that only tequilla can provide that is far and away the most unique character of this entire series. It smells dirty and earthen with grass clippings, cactus, agava and is ugh wormy?

The taste is surprisingly much better with a solid focus on its earthen aspect. It is very deep and woody, earthen, oaked and slightly vanilla sweet with caramel and agava nectar. In the finish it has almost a citrus zip mixed with grass.

This is full bodied and lightly carbonated. A boozy sipper as all the sucres are. I went into this bottle expecting it to be terrible and I was pleasantly surprised by its unique character. I still dont like tequilla but this version of sucre was interesting enough to warrant a revisit sometime.

Sep 02, 2015
4.08 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Aug 30, 2015
4.24 by Jasonrm72 from Colorado on Aug 25, 2015
4.09 by ronricorossi from California on Aug 18, 2015
3.79 by sillyhed8 from California on Aug 03, 2015
4.54 by BDeibs from Colorado on Jul 19, 2015
4.1 by rlee1390 from Indiana on Jul 11, 2015
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3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Poor aroma and flavor from the tequila barrel aging, added a smoky phenolic character, not something I'll revisit.

Apr 30, 2015
4.5 by enelson from Illinois on Apr 25, 2015
3.94 by siege06nd from Virginia on Apr 18, 2015
3.85 by billab914 from Virginia on Apr 18, 2015
3.35 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Apr 18, 2015
4 by JesseLara from California on Apr 15, 2015
4 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2015
3.9 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Mar 28, 2015
4.15 by Raziel313 from California on Mar 15, 2015
3.87 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon on Feb 10, 2015
4.14 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Feb 01, 2015
3.95 by HuskyinPDX from Washington on Jan 30, 2015
3.77 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Jan 27, 2015
3.91 by DRBiser from Maryland on Jan 26, 2015
4.15 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jan 26, 2015
Sucré - Tequila Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 120 ratings