Fruet | The Bruery

FruetFruet
BA SCORE
4.47/5
759 Ratings
FruetFruet
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:
395
Trade:
32
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 759 |  Reviews: 142
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.

 471 characters

Photo of kmoen
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjjn
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of halo3one
4.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Large shared bottle.
Complex fairly appealing aroma but a great, complex flavor. Medium+ body with medium-light carbonation.
Lingering aftertaste suggesting good fruitcake (that's not an oxymoron).

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Photo of jason3125
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer starts out with a strong smell of alcohol and leather, with notes of a boozy apple cider. Dark fruit and caramel round it out. The taste follows the nose. Balanced carbonation. Overall a solid beer

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

Photo of BeerBeak81
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle poured into a snifter
(A)- Pours a dark burnt sienna color with minimal froth
(S)- Big leathery caramel and toffee meets subtle molasses and toasty oak
(T)- Similar to the smell. Big caramel and toffee with a kiss of toasty vanilla oak
(M)- Hugely rich and sweet. Not hot necessarily but a big beer nontheless. Good carbonation level for the style with no signs of oxidation yet
(O)- This is aging well. Big and sweet yet starting to smooth out and tone down the harsh edges

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Photo of Fusebuddy
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mahogany hue with no head or lacing. Nose is amazing - toffee, butterscotch, brown sugar and booze. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of raisins, figs and a sugary quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but a bit thinner than anticipated, with an almost still carbonation. Overall, this is an amazing beer but it is super sweet. Best shared amongst many.

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Photo of ldhughes3
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of KraftPunk91
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Rizzy17
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeerfrontier
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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