Bois | The Bruery

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4.33/5
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BoisBois
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
1,336
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,336 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of nick_asian
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Really dark brown with a good tan head going for it. Just looked amazing in the glass.
S: A LOT of dark chocolate was going on in this bad boy. Has good bourbon smells, oak/smoke, and vanilla.
T: Tasted everything I smelled plus some dried fruits. Very well balanced with all the characters, especially the bourbon. Hid the boozy-ness. A little more carbonated than I'd prefer, but still excellent levels.
M: Awesome full bodied and silky texture. It's so smooth that you kind of don't want to take your time with it...
O: Definitely one of the best beers I've had yet. I'm going to have to spring for another...

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Charliechu
3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I been seeing these around Northern California so I thought it would give it a shot.
For one, this is a very expensive bottle, anywhere from $30-$40 a piece.

First impression was the overwhelming smell. Personally I thought it smelled a bit like fish sauce, if you guys know what I mean. The pour was very nice, great head! The first taste came a bit extra boozy, but its finished finished pretty smoothly. Definitely serve this in a sniffer . Overall, I thought it was a decent beer, but for the price I think there are much better ones other there.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of John_M
3.24/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Given how expensive this beer is, I was very glad it was available for only $5 for a 4 ounce pour at PIB.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is impressive, as I pick up considerable dates, rum raisans, coconut, vanilla, pineapple, caramel and light chocolate. The beer smells as if it will be rich and sweet, but on the palate, I found this to be an absolute train wreck. Granted, the flavor profile replicates the nose for the most part, but this beer was so sweet and boozy, it was setting off my gag reflex. I've tried a number of these barrel aged nectar bombs in the past (Coton, 5 golden rings, cuir, etc.), but nothing really compares to this in terms of sweetness. Next to the word cloying in the dictionary, they should have a picture of this beer. Mouthfeel was full, with a long, sweet, soft boozy finish.

I thought it was tough to get through a bottle of Black Tuesday, but that beer is almost sessionable in comparison to this monstrousity. An interesting effort, but I think from now on I'm going to give these barrel aged old ales from Bruery a pass.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Bois from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,336 ratings