Fruet | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unlike previous anniversary beers, ALL Fruet is 100% bourbon barrel-aged.

Added by MasterSki on 04-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
757
Reviews:
140
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
7.45%
 
 
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214
Gots:
395
For Trade:
32
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Photo of kojevergas
2.52/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a small generic glass at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, California. Reviewed from notes. I decided to give The Bruery a third or fourth chance after being pissed off many times about their overrated garbage beers that cost an arm and a leg. I keep hoping they have something good to offer other than Black Tuesday, and I keep discovering they do not. Expectations were thus low but strangely hopeful. Cost was $7.50 plus tax and tip (ouch).

Paired with barbecue and sweet potato fries.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of nice cream, fair thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark red. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Tart fruit, cream, yeast, booze, and chocolate. A moderate strength aroma. I don't detect bourbon.

T: Tart fruit, booze, cream, and poorly handled mild hops. Badly balanced and built. Foul cherry - as though spoilt - comes through. A bland yeast note is present. Not complex or subtle. Far too boozy, ruining the balance.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and of okay thickness. Carbonation is okay but inadequate to support the flavours (which may be a good thing...). Doesn't suit the flavour profile.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. Certainly not a beer I'd get again. Doesn't hide its ABV really at all. A low quality beer. Overpriced. This is their anniversary offering? Really?

D+

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2.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

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3.32/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Haven't been a fan of the anniversary beers. Very boozy

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3.33/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -21%

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3.5/5  rDev -21%

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3.5/5  rDev -21%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Founders tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy dark caramel/brown. Small tan head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell: Lost of candied sugar, molasses, figs, caramel, bourbon, some mild vanilla and oakiness in there too.

Taste: Basically the same as the nose. The bourbon and oakiness really linger in your mouth.

Mouthfeel: Viscous. The beer grabs hold of your mouth and really sticks the favors to them. Only mild carbonation.

Overall: This is one intense beer. Each of the flavors and smells is very intense. Personally I like them to blend together a bit more, but thats just my personal feelings. I feel like this will age very well and smooth off some of the rough edges.

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Fruet from The Bruery
4.43 out of 5 based on 757 ratings.
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