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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Ratings: 757 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
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 -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.99/5  rDev +12.6%
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 Caribbbean 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 +1.1%
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 +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rutager
3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Photo of kmoen
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjjn
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev -9.3%
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 +0.7%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeak81
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
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 +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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