Fruet | The Bruery

FruetFruet
BA SCORE
98.9%
Liked This Beer
4.47 w/ 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
Liked:
751
Avg:
4.47/5
pDev:
7.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
214
Gots:
395
Trade:
32
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 759 |  Reviews: 142
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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

A: poured a pale yellowish brown in color with pale brown highlights and a thin head the left only a few bubbles of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: plenty of dark frutiness such as figs, plums and dates with good caramel, molasses brown sugar sweetness, plenty of bourbon booze heat, subtle burnt sugar but with vanilla notes.

T: lots of booze was very apparent on the palate on the first sip with great caramel, molasses, brown sugar sweetness alongside plenty of dark fruit, good bourbon barrel character, nice oaky wood accents, vanilla flavor and mild burnt sugar notes.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a very sweet, oaky woody, dark fruity, bourbon boozy and silky finish.

O: thought it was a solid old ale all around and was glad to finally get a chance to tick it.

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4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Red tinted murky brown with a brown ring of head. It's appearance isn't really a 4.25, but it's a damn good beer and I don't want that dragging my rating of it down.

S: Like an old ale. A delicious old ale. Dark fruit, plums, figs, chocolate, maybe peach, maybe raspberry, maybe strawberry (I don't remember it that vividly, but this is what I put in my notes), Vanilla and oak bourbon character, which is always nice, as well as that typical old smell (old yeast?) that you get in old ales. Again, it didn't smell that great, but the bourbon helped, and I don't want it dragged down for that.

T: The taste is what makes it such a great beer. Dark fruit and plums again, raisin, vanilla, oak, excellent bourbon character, molasses, and a bit of alcohol that cuts the sweetness and actually enhances the taste of the beer (I said in my notes it makes this a well balanced beast).

M: Full bodied, alcohol heat, but not too much (I do love my whiskey, so maybe I'm a bit numb to it), not overly carbonated or harsh.

O: It's a lot like North Coast's Old Stock Cellar Reserve. It's a delicious old ale, made more delicious by bourbon barrel aging, and it has excellent bourbon character. As of writing this, out of 615 beers I've had, this is number 10. I have to thank Agentmunky for sharing his bottle with me. Is it worth the $30+ pricetag? No, but get a bottle anyways. Get two. Age one. This beer is worthy of a try, if only once.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SkeeterBoganski
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in to a Bruery tulip

A - flat caramel brown with very minimal carbonation present that disappears entirely after a couple minutes; minimal bubbly head that goes quick

S - fig; sugar; bourbon; oak; caramel; vanilla; sugared raisins; molasses; booze; this one hit me on the nose 2 feet away from the bottle when I popped the top

M - brown sugared dark fruits; dates; fig; caramel; molasses; vanilla; damn good bourbon; oak; butterscotch candy; as it warms, cotton candy

M - an easy-going full body; smooth; minimal carbonation; sticky like BCBS but not as; rich and sugar-coated

O - after a big night last night, I had no intention of opening up a 15.5% beer on a Sunday; however, I wanted to get excited about RS13 and hadn't had this beer; thankfully, I cracked this delicious number open and real happy I did. It's full of sugary, caramel, dark fruit tastiness with that bourbon-boozy focus in a smooth and creamy beer. With a little bit of snow falling and temps in the single digits, this is a perfect evening sipper.

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Photo of MordorMongo
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of El_Jefe
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Shirin
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of AnotherImperial
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of millertime416
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jeff1973
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BREWSnTATTOOS
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Lukafer
3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.89/5  rDev -13%
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Reserve Society. Served in a Bruery tulip, shared with Amyliz4. The appearance is a dark caramel with a thin, bubbly head that very quickly dissipates.

Nose is incredibly smooth and full of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Flavor adds some caramel sweetness. Super rich and creamy. The flavor has a bit of tannin and alcohol toward the finishi, but is otherwise quite nice. Overall, this is quite excellent.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Fruet from The Bruery
Beer rating: 98.9% out of 100 with 759 ratings
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