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Fruet | The Bruery

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4.47/5
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759 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
759
pDev:
7.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
214
Gots:
394
Trade:
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Ratings: 759 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of rab53
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown with a finger of light tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of toffee and caramel with some fruity notes along with a nice hit of bourbon barrel goodness with some oak and vanilla
T: Taste is toffee and caramel with oak, light chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and hints of raisins. Swallow is more oak, toffee, vanilla, caramel, and fruitiness.
M: This beer is thick and chewy on the palate with a very nice level of carbonation and a dry finish.
O: Ho-ly shit. This beer is off the chain. I can't put into words how amazing this beer is tasting. Great base beer, nice and well integrated barrel notes and it all plays so well together it should be illegal. If you have one of these still you owe it to yourself to drink it.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had with 4 years age on it. Typical awesome old ale from the Bruery. Ages like magic.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cracked this from fridge temp into Bruery tulip. It's now 4 years old. Pours a very dark brown with almost no carbonation. Smell is very heavy on toffee and dark fruit. I'm getting plum, raspberry, blackberry, candy, and maybe a hint of maple. Taste follows the nose, but now lots of bourbon. A bit of a alcohol burn and lots of caramel. This is so smooth. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Amazing.

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Photo of M_chav
4.01/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klourie
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoshBrews
3.33/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of datpingao
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This has developed into such a stunning beer, beautifully unctuous and velvety with just a hint of bourbon caramel corn sweetness along the oak backdrop. There are some dark stone fruit notes in there along with rum raisins, brown sugar, and cane syrup, all brought together beautifully by a wonderfully thick mouthfeel. Fantastic take on the style.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fruet 2012, consumed in early April 2016 and shared with friends. Reminds me of Bruery Bois 100% Bourbon. Dark and murky look, stunning nose full of grape must, burnt sugar and raisins.

Even better flavor, with all the boozy sweetness you expect from an old ale. Caramel, butterscotch, oak and barrel. Some tobacco, rum and coconut; aromas of Caribbean pirate.

It drinks great despite the massive ABV, but it amazes me that even after four years, this is still hot and boozy (in a good way). Would love to try it after ten years...

One of my favorite beers EVER!

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Photo of wcu80
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely delectable. Caramel, bourbon deliciousness. The best Bruery beer I've ever had and one day that I would seek out anytime. Doesn't taste anywhere near 15% abv. Simply delicious.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rutager
3.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown and red appearance, thin head, dark brown. Aroma was a complex mix of syrup, bourbon, chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla.

Taste was like drinking a liquid cracker jack with bourbon. Plenty sweet, caramel, leather, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, toffee. This was a great beer to drink fresh, and every one I've had since then (which is quite a few) has been just as good, can't say they've really changed.

Probably the best of the anniversary series thus far.

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Fruet from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 759 ratings
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