The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.13 | pDev: 9.69%
Jun 30, 2016
Feb 03, 2011
Notes: Collaboration with Cigar City Brewing.

A variation of Marron Acidifie.
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3.65 by Raziel313 from California on Jun 30, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Cool mix of colors, brown, purple, red. Mild tan head in the quarter of an inch range. Aroma was a little acetic, brown wood, dark tropical fruit.

A headier fruit presence than the acidifie version of this beer. For the better. Cedar gives it a dry mouthfeel allowing the fruit to shine better. Pretty sour stuff. Well done. Unique, those darker tropical fruits and cedar are a nice touch, for some reason, smacks of Jester King just as much as Cigar City.

Feb 03, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by cvm4 from Mississippi

A - Pours a mahogany red body with a fizzy light tan head that dissipates as quickly as it developed.

S - Sweet fruits (guava & dates) and light oak. Light tartness on the backend. Not really complex. I'm not sure if age has dulled it or if it was this way when fresh.

T - Still a good amount of guava in this. The dates lend a hand with the sugar aspect. Oak and caramel peak through. Has some tartness on the finish.

F - Light bodied and medium carbonation. The abv did not make itself known.

O - Still holding on, but probably fading a bit with age. Still very enjoyable.

Dec 09, 2015
4.25 by MisterKilderkin from California on May 08, 2015
4.25 by Ilpalazzo from California on Mar 28, 2015
4.35 by TNeedles from California on Mar 16, 2015
3.81 by tectactoe from Michigan on Feb 28, 2015
4.2 by Lucnifter from California on Feb 22, 2015
4.06 by mrebeka from Michigan on Jan 04, 2015
4 by BAsbill from California on Dec 13, 2014
3.5 by dheldman from Minnesota on Nov 28, 2014
4 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 20, 2014
4.2 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Nov 01, 2014
4.5 by Darth_Ryan from California on Oct 22, 2014
5 by FutureMan91 from California on Oct 19, 2014
4.11 by wethorseblanket from California on Oct 14, 2014
4.2 by ImperialBro from Florida on Sep 29, 2014
4.25 by pcarney8 from Virginia on Aug 25, 2014
4 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Jul 31, 2014
3.75 by trxxpaxxs from New York on Jul 09, 2014
4.25 by LakerLeith from California on Jun 29, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Bottle from the brewery.
I've been sitting on this one for a little while and since company came over I thought this would be the perfect beer to shock some people! I guess the first shocker was the self pouring bottle. She opens with a huge hiss and foams violently for a few seconds until the pressures equalize. Pours a slightly cloudy reddish brown color with a huge bubbly tan head that piles it high but recedes almost instantly. Initially I got lots of banana and tropical fruit but that seemed to quickly give way to more of a lemon and tart cherry thing on the nose. Earthy funk with a touch of yeastiness and wood round out the nose. The flavor still holds a bit of sweet brown sugary malt which is a bit surprising! The funky earthiness is more prevalent in the flavor and mixes well with the dates which add a bit of sweetness. Light tart tropical fruit with just a touch of wood and alcohol round everything out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart lightly tongue pricking mouthfeel. Hugely interesting beer, that most of my guests couldn't stomach. A little sweet for a sour, but I really enjoyed this beer.

Jun 01, 2014
4.25 by Chingringo from Florida on Apr 14, 2014
4.5 by Gobzilla from California on Apr 07, 2014
4.25 by huntermop from South Carolina on Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Didn't think I would ever get to try this, but thanks to rudzud for it.

Pours a light fizzy head that fades almost instantly. Dark murky caramel ruby maroon color.

Nose brings nice blend of sour malts and caramel candy malts, nice toffee and caramel, candy, etc, with great sour tart fruits and souring bacteria, with a nice tart guava and guava extract, and plenty of candied dates, nice buttery vanilla oak, oak is so buttery.

Taste brings sweet and sour, big on both. Are nice barleywine like malt profile, with caramel candy malts and little whisky like barrel note, lots of buttery and vanilla oak rounding. Some sour malt notes, and into tart fruit, nice sour like guava note with big guava juice, into a candied date again, nice dark fruit. Back end gets a bit of a meh sour porter note, and acidic sour vinous note. Finish is sticky syrupy and flemmy, more candied dates and guava paste, bit some bitter tannins as well, little oak barrel and dark sour malts.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, syrupy but sour and acidic, flemmy, hint of booze.

Overall really interesting nice sour, great guava and date fruits, nice sour malts and candy malt flavours, and nice barrel rounding, but that tannic somewhat unpleasant finish takes it down a notch.

Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Received a long time ago in a trade, shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear mahogany hue with some
thin head that fades to leave a light halo.

S - Aromas of guava and dates. Nice amount of oak solid barrel, buttery oak, light vanilla, almost vinous quality. Very nice. Candied dates, super pleasant.

T - Taste is loads of guava, shockingly loads of guava, sweet sugar dates, caramel, toffee, oak, slightly medicinal sweetness. Finish is quite tart with light vinous notes. Loads of oak tannins that for me distract me.

M - Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated with the alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a bit of a confusing beer. I like the aroma, and the taste, but the super tannic finish just hinders this beers potential.

Mar 14, 2014
4.25 by IslandLiving from Florida on Mar 14, 2014
4.25 by GuttaMane138 from Florida on Mar 04, 2014
4.25 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Mar 03, 2014
4.5 by CaseyGroh from Wisconsin on Feb 17, 2014
4.25 by stevec32 from New York on Feb 06, 2014
4.25 by yourefragile from District of Columbia on Feb 04, 2014
3.25 by BGsWo22 from Texas on Jan 23, 2014
3.5 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Jan 20, 2014
4 by vonnegut21 from New York on Jan 20, 2014
4.25 by IndyDad from New York on Jan 19, 2014
3.75 by scotv from New York on Jan 19, 2014
4 by bauermj from Illinois on Jan 17, 2014
4.25 by beernads from Florida on Dec 23, 2013
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