Bois | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The traditional fifth anniversary gift is something made of wood, or "Bois" in French.

Bois is our fifth anniversary ale, loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. A portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year's production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age. Layered with complex flavors of dark fruit,vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Bois is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone.

Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,329
Reviews:
151
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
538
For Trade:
95
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Ratings: 1,329 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of HopsForBrains
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rspauldi
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DTown
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 4/10/13; drank 5/27/15 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Muddy brown/red appearance.

Minimal khaki head; almost no lace.

Raisin, brown sugar & a hint of booze heat in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Raisin, marshmallow, maple syrup & brown sugar flavors up front; mild booze heat emerged as this warmed. A sweet, tasty dessert treat.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dates, fig, maple, bourbon, caramel, molasses, toffee, port wine, very sweet

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Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jams1220
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhyzy
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
1.79/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This was terrible. Unfortunately, another overrated Bruery beer. I slightly chilled it, look was ok, pour with minimal head. All looked good, but then the taste...sweet, overboozed nastyness. Shared with two other drinkers who were pretty much of the same thoughts.....too sweet, too boozy, and just a real chore to choke down. We took a few sips hoping that letting it warm up would make it better, but it only made it worse as the slight chill was masking even more sweetness and nasty boozyness. Unfortunately, another beer from the Bruery that it massively overrated. Really hit or miss with these one-offs....some are pretty good, this one is awful!

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

look: Not sure whether to call this very dark ruby, or dark mahogany. substantial tan head on the pour that recedes to a ring around the rim.
smell: Oh yea! Decadent, rich toffee, vanilla, butterscotch port. Bourbon soaked dark fruit.
taste: And the taste delivers what the nose promises. a little alcohol burn but after 3 years, this is pretty damn smooth. Bad-ass.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of capnamerica
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshBrews
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly leaving minimal lacing
S: Smells of bourbon barrel goodness with notes of oak, caramel and toffee. Along with the obvious bourbon there's some dark fruits and toffee from the base beer,.
T: Taste is dark fruits, toffee, caramel, vanilla and oak with a slight vinous note to it. Swallow is more toffee and dark fruits with hints of alcohol soaked raisins on the back end. Oak, caramel and vanilla linger as well.
M: This beer is full in the mouth with soft but adequate carbonation and a dry finish from the high ABV.
O: This beer is fantastic. The flavors are great and the beer has an immense amount of complexity. It's still a little boozy but the boozy notes work well with the beer. This one has held up very well.

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Photo of djcira
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of msumike89
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Klourie
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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Bois from The Bruery
4.31 out of 5 based on 1,329 ratings.
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