Sucré - Tequila Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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4/5
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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by 2GOOFY on 06-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
118
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
27
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of darktronica
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | 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 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

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of esimonoff
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ricoslim
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jasonrm72
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronricorossi
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sillyhed8
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 118 ratings