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%
 
 
Wants:
214
Gots:
395
For Trade:
32
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

I've been trying to share this beer since at least around the Fourth of July, and I finally got to do it. Lord. This stuff pours a deep, dark sienna topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose brings to mind an image of a cinnamon roll drizzled generously with molten caramel, all with a glass of bourbon on the side to wash it down. A bit of boozy heat exists, but not much. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit of oak, some applejack, and some extra booze for the sake of it. For once, the heat, though strong, doesn't really detract all that much from the enjoyment process. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a damn fine beer, one that was worth the wait for sure.

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4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a mug. Beer is a dark reddish brown/mahogany with thin tan colored head that's barely there. Plenty of alcohol legs on this big beer.

Nose is great, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, leather, coconut, vanilla, oak.

Taste follows the nose, toffee and caramel forward, with some of the darker flavors and the barrel notes accenting. A bit boozy though, but somewhat expected.

Full body, sticky and sweet, with mild carbonation that's barely able to survive the high abv. Flavorful and rich beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on 2013-03-02 in Lititz, PA

A - Clear tan w short head that fades fast.

S - dark cherry, oak barrel, med roast malt

T - tart dark cherry, raisin, toffee, port, coconut, delicious

M - Heavy body light carb. Syrupy but alcohol dries it out nicely.

O - Top tier.

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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