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:
141
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
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214
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a teku glass. I believe this has about 1 year of age on it.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown and leaves behind a finger of tan head which disappears pretty quickly.

Smell: Strong, sweet chocolate and bourbon, vanilla, and molasses - even the smell packs a punch, I can only imagine the taste.

Taste: Definitely bourbon and chocolate up front, as well as some fruits such as peach, pear and apples - a very interesting combination. Raisins and plums come out quite strong as well in this one. Finishes very sweet as well, with more bourbon.

Mouth-feel: Heavy bodied and very creamy and syrupy/sticky. Light carbonation but there is some there. I wouldn't peg this one as high as 15.5% so the alcohol is well hidden.

Overall: A very tasty barrel-aged ale. The bourbon shines in this one as well as the sweet chocolate, vanilla and fruit flavors. While it does have some of the familiar characteristics from your standard barrel-aged imperial stout, it has some stark differences, especially in the second half of the flavor with its lighter/fruitier flavors and its super sweetness. This is a fantastic, biig beer and has tons of flavor screaming at you.

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4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a snifter.

A. Murky molasses color. Small off-white head.

S. Lots of bourbon and sweet barrel tannins in the nose. Coconut, vanilla, melted toffee, marshmallow, prune.

T. Sweet, rich caramel, buttery bourbon, lightly bitter oak, dried peach, vanilla. Very barrel-forward, in a good way.

M: Thick-bodied with light carbonation, as expected.

O: Fruet is a bit less grapey (perhaps less of the blend is oxidized) than previous anniversary beers, which I think is a plus. If you don't like bourbon, though, don't drink this beer.

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